The new Samsung Series 9 was released on the last day of 2015 and is already an attractive option for those wanting a touchscreen laptop at a reasonable price. It has some modern specs, including Nvidia’s latest GPUs and 8 GB of RAM, as well as many other features that make it more than just your average computer.
The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus Ultrabook is a highly stylish and sleek looking Ultrabook that is also extremely popular. The newest 5th Gen Intel Broadwell CPU is now available in the 2015 edition of the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus. It’s quicker, more energy-efficient, and has all of the latest Intel Broadwell’s technologies. The new ATIV Book 9 Plus 2015 model features a fantastic display and looks absolutely gorgeous. See below for details on its features, specs, pricing, and availability.
Features of the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 2015
The newest 5th Gen Intel Broadwell Core M CPU is now available in the new Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 2015 model. The NP940X3K-K02US has an Intel Core i7-5500U processor and 8GB of DDR3L RAM, while the NP940X3K-K03US has an Intel Core i5-5200U processor and 4GB of DDR3L RAM. It lacks a standalone graphics engine, however its visuals are handled by the Intel HD Graphics 5500 incorporated into the motherboard. Its storage is a solid-state drive, or SSD, which is much speedier than a hard disk drive.
The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 2015’s display is another impressive feature. It has a 13.3-inch multi-touch LED-backlit display with a QHD+ resolution of 32001800 pixels. With true-to-life color and SuperBright technology, the display is absolutely amazing. With a thickness of 0.54 inches and a weight of 3.06 pounds, it’s likewise ultra-thin and light. The video below will provide you with a better understanding of what this new Ultrabook has to offer.
Specifications for the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 2015
There are two variants currently available: one with an Intel Core i7 Broadwell processor and the other with an Intel Core i5 Broadwell processor. Their specifications are shown below.
|Specifications||NP940X3K-K02US ATIV Book 9 Plus 2015||NP940X3K-K03US ATIV Book 9 Plus 2015|
|System of Operation||64-bit Windows 8.1||64-bit Windows 8.1|
|Processor||2.40GHz standard speed, 3.00GHz Turbo Boost Intel Core i7-5500U 4MB L3 Cache||2.20GHz standard speed, 2.70GHz Turbo Boost Intel Core i5-5200U 3MB L3 Cache|
|Color||Black Mineral Ash||Black Mineral Ash|
|Display||13.3-inch LED QHD+ screen with a resolution of 3200 x 1800 pixels and a 16:9 capacitive touchscreen with 350 nits.||13.3-inch LED QHD+ screen with a resolution of 3200 x 1800 pixels and a 16:9 capacitive touchscreen with 350 nits.|
|Memory||DDR3L 1600MHz 8GB||1600MHz DDR3L 4GB|
|Storage||SATA3 256GB SSD||SATA3 128GB SSD|
|Graphics||Integrated Intel HD Graphics 5500||Integrated Intel HD Graphics 5500|
|Sound||HD Audio, SoundAlive, Dual Array mic, 2W stereo x2||HD Audio, SoundAlive, Dual Array mic, 2W stereo x2|
|Camera||720p HD||720p HD|
|Wireless||802.11ac with WIDI 802.11ac with WIDI 802.11ac with WIDI||802.11ac with WIDI 802.11ac with WIDI 802.11ac with WIDI|
|I/O Ports||3-in-1 (SD/SDHC/SDXC) card reader with VGA, micro HDMI, 2x USB 3.0, RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet LAN Headphone/Mic combination||3-in-1 (SD/SDHC/SDXC) card reader with VGA, micro HDMI, 2x USB 3.0, RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet LAN Headphone/Mic combination|
|Input||Touch Pad with multi-Gesture capability and an 80-key illuminated keyboard||Touch Pad with multi-Gesture capability and an 80-key illuminated keyboard|
|Power||40W AC Adapter, 4 Cell Li-Po, 55.5Wh Battery Life: Up to 12.5 Hours||40W AC Adapter, 4 Cell Li-Po, 55.5Wh Battery Life: Up to 12.5 Hours|
|Includes||LAN dongle, AC adapter Samsung Link 2.0, Samsung SideSync 3.0||LAN dongle, AC adapter Samsung Link 2.0, Samsung SideSync 3.0|
|Dimensions||Size: 12.58′′ x 8.78′′ x 0.54′′||Size: 12.58′′ x 8.78′′ x 0.54′′|
|Weight||3.06 lb.||3.06 lb.|
Availability and Price
Both the NP940X3K-K02US and NP940X3K-K03US variants of the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 2015 are now available. The NP940X3K-K03US, which is equipped with a Core i5 Broadwell processor, costs $1,299 right now. Meanwhile, the NP940X3K-K02US, which comes with a Core i7 Broadwell processor, costs $1,669.00. Both come with a one-year limited parts and labor warranty.
Please keep in mind that prices are subject to change. Please see the website for the most up-to-date price.
Between the two, I’d choose the NP940X3K-K02US, which has a Core i7 processor. It boasts a faster processor, more RAM, and more storage.
Preview of the Samsung ATIV Book 9 for 2015.
Here’s a video of the new Samsung ATIV Book 9 2015, which was unveiled at CES 2015 and is brought to you by DigitalTrends:
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