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First Look: Samsung Ativ Book 9 goes high-res

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First Look: Samsung Ativ Book 9 goes high-res

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Screen resolution on the high-end version of this Series 9 laptop will blow you away. We also inspect the Book 9 Plus' leaner little brother.

Hello. I'm Luke Westaway for CNET. Today let's take a look at some of Samsung's new laptops. These are the ATIV Book 9 Plus and Book 9 Lite. Let's start with the Plus. So the Plus has a 13.3-inch display. It's very light and thin and it's just 13.6 mm thick and it weighs 1.39 kg. So it's an extremely portable laptop. Let's talk about the screen for a minute because it has an extremely high resolution specifically 3200x1800 pixels. That is a shocking amount of pixels and it makes only on screen action look extremely crisp. Samsung is also seem fit to make the screen touch-sensitive, which is perfect for navigating the Windows 8 interface. There's plenty to be excited about on the inside as well. You get up to 8 gigabytes of RAM, Intel's new Haswell processors and Samsung says its machine will last for up to 12 hours in terms of battery life. But we'll wait until we can perform our own benchmark test before we really believe that [unk], so a very cool, a very thin and light, very portable, very powerful laptop. It's found to be expensive though, so you'd best our saving. If that sounds like it's gonna be a bit too pricey for you. You might wanna check out this is the smaller cousin; the Book 9 Lite. It's basically kind of the same laptop but all of the specs are a little bit less impressive. So, it's a bit thicker, it's a bit heavier but that's a picking it up, it doesn't feel like to on portable. I think you could easily carry this around with you all day. The touch screen to be honest is way you see the most difference. It has a lower resolution, it's 1366x768 and it does look unfortunately a lot more ordinary. Samsung's processing a quad-core processor and 8.5 hours of batter life and another positive sign is this tripod, which a first go, feels quite sensitive and is really large as well. So there you have it, too very slim, light, reasonably powerful laptops. Let me know what you think. I'm Luke Westaway for CNET and this is the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus and Lite.

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