Samsung, the tireless tech company is currently enjoying a nice mix of love and a bit of customer uncertainty centered on the new impressive but daunted Samsung Galaxy S4. But the show must go on. As such the company has just launched a press release detailing their two newest laptop entries.
The Samsung ATIV Book 5 is a said to be designed for speed and portability. It falls in the slim (4.19lbs)and attractive Ultrabook class of mobile computing options. It’s small and fast, using 24GB of ExpressCache for speedy boot up times. It’s rocking a Intel Core i5-3337U processor, 14 inch HD touchscreen display. The Book 5 also makes use of Samsung’s exclusive RAMACcelerator tech. This pushes the systems 8GB of RAM to hustle “1.5 times harder than traditional memory.”
Starting price: $899.99 (Pre-order have begun. Units expected to ship May 12)
The Samsung ATIV Book 6 is the high end beauty. It’s also a touch-support laptop. It uses an Intel Core i7-3635QM processor, 15.6 inch 1080p-ready HD display with SuperBright technology and an AMD Radeo HD 8770 graphics chip for some serious gaming or media creation.
Starting Price: $1199.99 (Pre-order have begun. Units expected to ship May 26)
Each of the new laptops is part of the rebranded ATIV line, which was formerly known for the company’s Windows based convertible mobile computing products. The new rebranding also ushers in the burgeoning SideSync technology, pre-loaded. This is what the Samsung says about the new tech,
This new technology enables users to seamlessly switch from working on their PC to their Android-based Samsung smartphone by simply connecting the two devices via a USB cable. When connected, users can respond to a text on a mobile phone from their PC keyboard; view maps, photos and multimedia from their phone on their PC screen; make edits to files on their phone via their ATIV PC; and even drag and drop files from one unit to another. The result is a more seamless experience, fewer interruptions to work and everyday life, and the ability to utilize the best features of both devices.
Samsung ATIV Book 5
Samsung ATIV Book 6
|Operating System||Windows 8||Windows 8|
|Processor||Intel® Core™ i5-3337U||Intel® Core™ i7-3635QM|
|Brightness||200 nits||300 nits, SuperBright™ Technology|
|Processor Speed (max)||1.8 GHz||2.4 GHz|
|Storage3 (max)||500GB + 24GB ExpressCache™ Technology||1TB HDD|
|Graphics||Intel® HD Graphics 4000||AMD Radeon™ HD 8770M Graphics|
|Speakers||JBL® Stereo Speakers 4W (2W x 2)||JBL® Stereo Speaker 4W (2W x 2)|
|Web Camera||720p HD||720p HD|
|Wireless||802.11 a/b/g/n||802.11 a/b/g/n|
|Battery4||Up to 6.5 hours||Up to 4.7 hours|
|Weight||4.19 lbs.||5.18 lbs.|
|Dimensions||13.31″ x 9.21″ x 0.82″||14.75″ x 9.84″ x 0.90″|
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