Samsung today announced the U.S. launch of the ATIV Book 9 Plus and ATIV Tab 3.
In keeping with the design legacy of the Book 9, the Book 9 Plus delivers a vivid display, a 10-point touch-screen and enhanced performance in a sleek form factor. The ATIV Tab 3 takes design cues from the popular Samsung GALAXY series and is the world's thinnest Windows 8 tablet.
The Book 9 will be available for pre-sale in the U.S. on August 18 and the Tab 3 will be in stores beginning on September 1. Samsung also plans to introduce versions of both products specialized for business use in fall 2013.
The ATIV Book 9 Plus features a 13.3-inch QHD+ (3200 x 1800) Gorilla Glass touch-screen display. The screen is 2.8X sharper than full HD and is enhanced with the 350nit SuperBright technology. The panel also tilts back up to 180-degrees, so you can change or share your perspective with just a touch of your finger. Additionally, the display locks at approximately 110-degrees.
Built with the latest Intel Core i5 Processor 4200U, a 128 GB SSD, and with fast boot-up (as fast as 5.9 seconds) and wake-up (as fast as 0.9 seconds), the Book 9 Plus allows users to access the information and programs they need nearly instantly. And the device also offers up to 7.5 hours of battery life (MobileMark 2012)
A tablet with the power of a PC, the ATIV Tab 3 is the world's thinnest Windows 8 tablet at 0.31 inches thick and weighing just 1.28 pounds. It comes with a Bluetooth keyboard that functions as a cover and kickstand for protection and ease-of-use. The tablet also features up to 7 hours of battery life (MobileMark 2012).
The ATIV Tab 3 is preloaded with Office Home & Student. The included S Pen offers more than 1,000 levels of pressure sensitivity and is compatible with Microsoft Office, as well as Samsung programs including S Note and S Memo.
SideSync is available on the ATIV Book 9 Plus and ATIV Tab 3, enabling users to switch from working on their PC to their GALAXY smartphone by simply linking the two devices via a USB cable or even over WiFi. When connected through USB or wirelessly, users can work across devices, including responding to a text on a mobile phone from the PC keyboard; viewing maps, photos and multimedia from their phone on their PC screen; making edits to files on their phone via their ATIV PC; and even dragging and dropping files from one unit to another.
The ATIV Book 9 Plus will be available for pre-sale for an MSRP of $1,399.99 from August 18 and the ATIV Tab 3 will be available for in-store purchase beginning September 1 for an MSRP of $699.99.