Samsung Readies ATIV Ultrabook and Tablet for U.S. Launch

Samsung plans to release two new PC products in the upcoming weeks: The company’s ATIV Book 9 Plus is a $1,399, 13.3-inch ultrabook featuring a 3,200 x 1,800 Gorilla Glass qHD+ display, which the company claims offers the “highest resolution in the world.” In addition, Samsung’s ATIV Tab 3 measures a mere 0.32-inches thick and weighs only 1.28 pounds. The $700 tablet features a 10.1-inch, 1,366 x 768 resolution display and boasts up to seven hours of battery life.

The ATIV Book 9 Plus (pictured here) “features a 4th-gen (Haswell) Intel Core i5 4200U processor, 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD drive,” reports Digital Trends. “Thanks to its 4th-gen processor, it boasts up to 7.5 hours of battery life. The ATIV Book 9 Plus will be available for pre-sale starting August 18 for $1,400.”

According to Samsung, the Book 9 Plus display is 2.8 times sharper than a full HD screen. “The screen’s SuperBright technology is rated at 350 nits, which means it’s designed to hold its brightness even under sunny outdoor conditions,” reports CNET. “The display panel can tilt back to 180 degrees and lock in at 110 degrees to provide a more solid touch-screen feel. Equipped with Windows 8, the Plus offers a ten-point multi-touch screen.”

CNET suggests the Book 9 Plus offers “possibly the highest-resolution 13-inch laptop around.”

The ATIV Tab 3 includes an S Pen stylus and a Bluetooth keyboard/cover. Digital Trends notes that the tablet features an “Intel Atom Z2760 processor, 64GB flash memory and 2GB RAM. The ATIV Tab 3 is also preloaded with a copy of Windows Office Home and Student, making it a great portable office for businesspeople who are constantly on the go.”

The $700 ATIV Tab 3 will be available in the U.S. beginning September 1.

Both devices are compatible with Samsung’s SideSync feature. “Geared toward owners of Samsung smartphones, SideSync lets you connect your phone with your Samsung laptop or tablet via USB cable or Wi-Fi,” explains CNET. “You can then run certain tasks across the different devices, such as texting on your phone from your PC’s keyboard, viewing photos stored on your phone through your PC monitor, and moving files from one device to the other.”