Samsung Ativ Book 9 Pro is more or less like an upgrade of the super-slim Ativ Book 9, which was introduced at the CES Show at the beginning of the year. With a stunning 4K screen resolution, Ativ Book 9 Pro boasts the best screen that has been seen on any Samsung laptop to date.
It is configured for exceptionally heavy-duty performance with the latest Intel Skylake processor, very generous RAM capacity and zippy solid-state drive.
Design and Display
With an aluminium chassis, it is easy to tell that Samsung Ativ Book 9 Pro is a premium notebook. It parades a chic, slim profile. But it is a tad bulky at a weight of 4.45 pounds.
One of the selling points of the high-end laptop is its 15.6-inch 4K touchscreen – the best that has been seen on a notebook from the Korean maker. You should expect nothing short of jaw-dropping clarity when watching movies, playing games or doing other tasks. Only a handful of laptops can boast of a 4K display such as this right now.
Unlike in the case of the original Ativ Book 9, which was equipped with a relatively lightweight Core M processor, Samsung Ativ Book 9 Pro is powered by latest Intel Core i7 Skylake processor. It is supposedly the first laptop from its manufacturer to use this new CPU.
The processor, which is paired with a very ample 8 GB of RAM, is clocked at a speed of 2.6 GHz. In addition to integrated Intel graphics, the slim notebook also comes with a powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M discrete graphics card.
This configuration makes the Ativ Book 9 Pro more than a workstation, but also a great machine for gamers.
Latest Windows 10 will expectedly be the platform for Samsung Ativ Book 9 Pro to run on. Samsung promises six and half hours of battery life, which, if true, will be impressive when you consider the high screen resolution.
Speedy solid-state drive with a capacity of 256 GB is provided for storage. The laptop features four speakers, a USB Type-C connector and a 4K-capable HDMI out port.
Pricing and availability
Samsung Ativ Book 9 Pro ultrabook is not yet available in Nigeria. Samsung Ativ Book 9 Pro price in Nigeria is expected to start at around N320,000, depending on your location and the configuration of the laptop.
Samsung Ativ Book 9 Pro Specs
Here are a few specs of the Samsung Ativ Book 9 Pro Ultrabook:
- OS: Windows 10
- Processor: 6th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor
- GPU: Intel HD Graphics or optional NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M Graphics
- Memory: 8GB RAM
- Colours: Imperial Black
- Dimension: –
- Weight: 2 kg
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 15.6-inch Touch Display, 3840 X 2160 pixels, anti-glare
- Keyboard: Full sizeed island-style keyboard
- Pointing Device: Touchpad
- Built-in Storage: 256GB solid state drive
- Optical Storage: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: Yes, HD Webcam
- USB 3.0: Yes, USB Type C
- USB 2.0: No
- HDMI: Yes
- DisplayPort: No
- VGA: Yes (But requires an Adapter)
- Ethernet (RJ-45): Yes (But requires an Adapter)
- SD Slot: Yes, 1 slot
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0
- Mobile Broadband: No
- Quad Speakers
- Wi-Fi Boosters
- Great for Gamers and Pros (with Discrete Graphics)
- Battery: –
- Use Time: up to 6.5 hours