Earlier tonight Samsung introduced a convertible featuring a 13.3-inch 3200 x 1800 display that runs both Windows 8 and Android. If the convertible form factor is a little too weird for you, Samsung also introduced an Ultrabook with the very same display.

Like many of the Ultrabooks announced in Taipei, the ATIV Book 9 Plus is a marriage of MacBook Air and rMBP. You get a form factor that's very similar to the 13-inch MBA, but with a display that's clearly aimed at the more expensive rMBP. Where the ATIV Book 9 Plus falls in pricing will be very interesting to see.

Internally, there's a familiar refrain: Core i5-4200U (Haswell ULT), DDR3L and an SSD. Like the ATIV Q, the SSD in this case is one of Samsung's own - the MZNTD128HAGM, a 6Gbps SATA M.2 drive. The machine ships with an integrated 55Wh battery and weighs 1.39 kg. Samsung claims up to 12 hours of battery life.

The notebook looked good in person. I'm a fan of the hidden SD card reader with spring loaded door. Just like we saw with the ATIV Q, the ATIV Book 9 Plus was running Windows 8 but I fully expect that it's meant for Windows 8.1's improved handling of high DPI displays.



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  • Jocelyn - Friday, June 21, 2013 - link

    There is an 8GB RAM/256GB SSD option ;) Reply
  • sherlockwing - Friday, June 21, 2013 - link

    It is soldered on LPDDR3 Ram, not user upgradeable DDR3L Ram. Reply
  • ingwe - Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - link

    No. That is the MBA that you are thinking about. The article says that it is DDR3L... Reply
  • mssoftmind - Friday, June 21, 2013 - link

    On the left side of the notebook are connectors USB 3.0, microUSB adapter for connection to RJ45, micro-HDMI and a card reader.

  • davinleeds - Friday, June 21, 2013 - link

    I prefer:
  • Gabik123 - Friday, June 21, 2013 - link

    I was excited about this until I saw it was just an HD4400 graphics card on that chip. It would require an upgrade to an i7 with an hd5000 or possibly even iris (say hello to at least $200 more for what will already be a grossly overpriced ultrabook, given samsung's MSRPs...)

    Guess the Zenbook Infinity it is!
  • hfm - Friday, June 21, 2013 - link

    I'm just excited to see that notebooks like these are going to provide the kick in the pants we need to have proper DPI scaling from developers creating applications in Windows. Reply
  • dwade123 - Sunday, June 23, 2013 - link

    Yeah right...like people will actually use such a POS Android when they have the choice to use a real full fledge OS. Reply
  • ESC2000 - Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - link

    I haven't been able to figure out whether the ativ book 9 plus will be available with an i7 haswell processor and/or 8 GB of RAM... Does anyone know? Reply

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