Samsung’s attractive, smart; horribly name ATIV Book 9 ultrabook is receiving an update this year at CES. Thanks to Intel’s new Core M processor, the new Samsung ATIV Book 9 2015 is lighter and slimmer than ever.
At .46 inches thick and just over two pound, its aluminum body is together thinner and lighter than the 11-inch Mac Book Air, even with rapping a square 12.2-inch 2560 * 1600 display. A non-touch display; Samsung’s bracing for the more mouse-friendly Windows 10 already, even while the Book 9 will ship with 8.1.
Inside is a Core M 5Y10c, one of Intel’s mobile-desktop hybrid chips that let laptops slim down like crazy, but at the cost of a some processing power. It’s a comparable brain to the one that left us emotion cold after using equally slick Lenovo Yoga Pro 3, and the ATIV Book 9 is no doubt equally form over function, but damned if it’s not a enjoyment to touch and type on.
Similar to its precursor, the Book 9 2015 has an unbelievable little keyboard, with a slight curve that hugged my finger pleasantly when I typed on it. Also, it’s got a few useful software features, like an “outside” mode that lets you crank up the display to twice its typical max brightness — at the cost of battery power, obviously.
The ATIV Book 9 2015 starts at ₹59,069/- for 4GB RAM and a 128GB SSD internal storage. If you want to hop up to 8GM RAM and a 256GB SSD SSD internal storage then you have to wait, as it’s coming soon. The pretty little sucker goes on sale early 2015, but don’t hold your breath if you’re looking for a real powerhouse.