Samsung has introduced two new laptops to its high-end ATIV lineup, the ATIV Book 9 Pro and Spin. The former is the company’s first-ever 4K laptop, while the latter is a convertible laptop, as its name suggests.
As the ATIV lineup is Samsung’s range of premium laptops, both of these products are well-equipped. The Book 9 Pro is packed with a 15.6-inch 3840 x 2160 4K touchscreen display, a sixth-generation Intel Core i7 processor clocked at 2.6GHz, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of SSD storage, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M graphics card. Despite its high resolution display, Samsung claims that the Book 9 Pro has up to 6.5 hours of battery life.
The Book 9 Spin, on the other hand, takes its name quite literally. Its display can be rotated 360-degree, which allows it to be used in tented and tablet modes, among other things. While it’s not as powerful as the beefier Book 9 Pro, it still has a sharp 13.3-inch 3200 x 1800 QHD+ touchscreen display, a 2.5GHz Skylake Core i7 processor, and up to seven hours of battery life. Other than that, the Book 9 Spin has the same RAM and SSD storage as the Book 9 Pro at 8GB and 256GB respectively.
While these Samsung laptops are eye-catching, it’s worth noting that the Korean company has stopped selling its range of laptops in Malaysia, which is unfortunate. The ATIV Book 9 Pro retails at US$1,599 (about RM6,875) while the Spin goes for US$1,399 (approximately RM6,015).