It’s a first for Samsung ultrabooks: a 4K screen.
Being that Samsung produces some of the best TV and smartphone screens in the world, it comes as no surprise that this expertise would find its way onto the company’s premier line of laptops, starting in the new ATIV Book 9 Pro. A 15.6-inch, 3840 x 2160 touchscreen display is what the big S claims has “real time HDR enhancements” — probably just contrast and brightness optimizations.
Other specs include a sixth-gen Intel Core i7 processor running at 2.6GHz, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M graphics card, four speakers, 4K HDMI out port and a price reflective of all this: $1,599. The downsides here include 4.45lbs that it weighs and the 6.5 hours of battery life — far below the norm for the other ATIV Ultrabooks with high-resolution screens, but that are not 4K.
Both the ATIV Book 9 Pro and the Book 9 Spin — a 13.3″ ultrabook with a 3200 x 1800 QHD+ display and similar specs overall — will launch later this month.