By Alexandra Burlacu | Oct 18, 2013 10:04 AM EDT
Samsung has launched its new ATIV Book 9 Plus notebook running Windows 8.1 and the device is now available for pre-order in the U.S.
The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus is expected to ship in November, but interested buyers can already pre-order the device starting on Friday, Oct. 18. The notebook does, however, sport quite a hefty price tag, selling for $1,800.
The newly-launched Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus features a 13.3-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 3,200 x 1,800 pixels. Under the hood, the device packs an Intel Core i7-4500U Haswell processor, paired with 8GB of RAM and Intel HD 440 graphics. In terms of internal storage, the system sports a fast 256GB solid state disk.
Samsung wanted to offer a premium ultrabook with the new ATIV Book 9 Plus model, and all signs point to success. The device not only has a fast processor and a high-resolution display, but it also comes with a thin and light case. The new ATIV Book 9 Plus measures 12.6 x 8.8 x 0.5 inches and weighs in at roughly 3,06 pounds. The device also packs a Lithium-Ion battery that should keep things up and running for about 7.5 hours on a single charge.
The case looks durable and elegant, made from brushed aluminum, available is black with some dark blue-ish hues.
Other specs of the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus include a mini VGA, one micro HDMI port, two USB 3.0 ports (one on each side), an SD card reader, a headset jack, as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. Those who prefer cable Internet can also connect the ultrabook via the included Ethernet dongle.
At $1,800, the new Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus is roughly $400 more expensive than its predecessor, which is still available for $1,400. The previous model, however, has a Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and only 128GB of storage, so customers may find the upgrade to be worth the extra cash.
Interested buyers can now pre-order the new Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus for $1,800 and receive a bonus Slim Leather Pouch available in four color options. The offer is exclusive to Samsung's website.
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