The mineral ash black ATIV Book 9 NP900X3E-K01US 13.3" Ultrabook Computer from Samsung features an ultraportable design that weighs just 2.56 pounds. The ATIV Book 9 measures just 0.51" thin while closed, giving it a slim profile and making it easy to pack into a bag.
The 13.3" widescreen display features 300 nits of SuperBright Plus technology, which is twice as bright as a standard notebook computer display. The LED lamps are also more energy efficient than their CCFL counterparts. The screen features a 16:9 aspect ratio and a Full HD 1920 x 1080 native resolution, supported by integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000. The display has an anti-reflective finish, which reduces glare in brightly lit environments.
The system is powered by a dual-core Ivy Bridge 2.0GHz Intel Core i7-3537U processor. It also has 4GB of onboard DDR3 RAM, a 256GB solid state drive, a 3-in-1 digital media card reader, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, an integrated webcam and microphone. There are also built-in 1.5-watt stereo speakers with HD Audio and SoundAlive technology. The ATIV Book 9 is also TCO 3.0 and Energy Star 5.2 certified as well as rated EPEAT Gold.
Windows 8 (64-bit) is the installed operating system. Windows 8 replaces the traditional Start menu with a redesigned Start screen. The Start screen features tiles, which provide notifications in real-time. Windows 8 also focuses more on cloud storage as well as apps, which can be downloaded from the Windows Store. Windows 8 provides a unique user experience that differs from previous versions of Windows.
Samsung ATIV Book 9
Dual-Core Ivy Bridge Intel Core i7 Performance
The ATIV Book 9 houses an Ivy Bridge Intel Core i7-3537U processor. Its dual cores can reach a stock speed of 2.0GHz. The processor can also be overclocked up to 3.1GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. With a dedicated 4MB L3 cache, 4GB of onboard DDR3 RAM and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, you'll be able to multitask between applications quickly and efficiently
13.3" Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Display
The 13.3" widescreen display includes LED backlight technology that helps ensure a bright display with lower power consumption for improved battery life. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a Full HD 1920 x 1080 native resolution provided by integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000. Thanks to its resolution, this ATIV Book 9 will be able to play 1080p HD content natively without upscaling
SuperBright Plus Technology
The display of this ATIV Book 9 is capable of achieving a brightness of 300 nits. The screen can also reproduce up to 16 million colors for vibrant color. The display's high brightness and anti-glare finish allow this ATIV Book 9 to be used in brightly lit environments that produce glare, such as outdoors in sunlight. Plus, the ATIV Book 9 has a wide 170° viewing angle
For Internet access, you have a choice of using the 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 jack via the included dongle or go wireless with 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi. You can use Bluetooth 4.0 to wirelessly connect to all your peripherals, such as a wireless mouse or keyboard. The micro HDMI port allows you to output video to an HDTV
This ATIV Book 9 features USB 3.0, which has a high speed data transfer rate of 5Gbps. That's 10 times faster than the USB 2.0 standard. USB 3.0 is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 so you can still use your USB 2.0-compliant devices
The Innovative Start Screen
Windows 8 introduces an innovative Start screen, which has all the information you need in one place. The traditional Windows desktop screen has been replaced with a tablet style design featuring tiles. Tiles are customizable as well as update in real time. News, weather forecasts, sports, contacts, apps and more are available for you to use. It's all right there on the Start screen
To the Cloud
With Windows 8, when signed in using your Microsoft account, you'll have instant access to your personal Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history and browser favorites. You can also connect to services such as Microsoft Outlook, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and more
In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse thousands of apps. Choose from the featured apps or grab one of the most frequently downloaded apps to see what all the hype is all about. You can also see how other people rate apps. For certain apps, you can try it out before you buy it so you can make sure you absolutely want an app before you spend your hard-earned money on it