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Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus - NP940X3G

Discussion in 'Samsung' started by droyder, Jun 20, 2013.

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  1. droyder

    droyder Notebook Evangelist

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    Here are the specs for the new ATIV Book 9 Plus:

    • 13.3" 3200x1800 qHD+ MultiTouch (275 ppi)
    • Haswell i5/i7 ULT
    • 8GB RAM
    • 256 SSD
    • Intel HD4400
    • Intel 7260 WiFi adapter (802.11n 2x2)
    • 12 Hour Battery
    • Cold Boot < 6 secs
    • 1.39 kg (3 lbs)
    • 13.6mm
    • Locking Hinge

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  2. Skillz

    Skillz Notebook Consultant

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    My first impression was whoa! Then I started thinking, how does this resoution work out exactly?
    If I install Windows 7, open windows explorer, i will need to bring out the microscope? just wondering.
    Also right now I'm not to fond of the glossy screen, but the 8 gigs of ram is finally here!
     
  3. droyder

    droyder Notebook Evangelist

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    Samsung is touting the anti-reflective nature of this glossy screen stating it's "sunshine friendly" - to what extent remains to be seen of course.

    As for resolution handling, I'm skeptical as well, but apparently Windows 8.1 (Blue) will improve the scaling issue.

    As for now, this will be the flagship Windows Ultrabook on the market.
     
  4. Jocelyn84

    Jocelyn84 Notebook Consultant

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    Why are they calling it qHD+ instead of WQXGA+ ?? Too long? lol

    Sent from my SGNote2 using Tapatalk
     
  5. Bitech

    Bitech Notebook Consultant

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    Things better look surreal with all those pixels...
     
  6. sosa500

    sosa500 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Any firm date of release? August or september ?
     
  7. oled

    oled Notebook Evangelist

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    too heavy (+260g, more than 20% heavier than its predecessor)
    too glossy
    too high resolution
     
  8. Atom Ant

    Atom Ant Hello, here I go again

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    agree, 1080p matte non touchscreen would be better. Anyone knows why Intel 7260 WiFi adapter so special that starting at $60 on Egay?
     
  9. John Ratsey

    John Ratsey Moderately inquisitive Super Moderator

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    Search for NP940X3G. It is already getting listed by some etailers (example here) so I expect weeks rather than months (for some countries). However, an over-abundance of pixels is no compensation for 4GB RAM and 128GB SSD.

    John
     
  10. droyder

    droyder Notebook Evangelist

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    Early August release.

    8GB RAM/256GB SD is available.

    The Intel 7260 has received excellent reviews for its 5GHz performance.
     
  11. opticyclic

    opticyclic Notebook Enthusiast

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    Is there a 15 inch model available?
    What is the part number for that?
     
  12. onesolo

    onesolo Notebook Guru

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  13. Vogelbung

    Vogelbung I R Judgemental

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    Much like Apple I'd imagine - 200% scaling will get you a sharp 1600 x 900 screen, which is more productive than the current 'Retina' Barbiebook (13" = 1200 x 800, 15" = 1440 x 900 respectively).

    I'm still holding out for a virtual 1920 x 1080 screen to be truly productive in high-dpi screens - i.e. 3840 x 2160. If not I'm pretty happy with FHD as people have said above.

    But the Q and this is intriguing enough that I'll give it a go.
     
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    Cableman Notebook Geek

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    +1

    If there's a matte non touch version I'll be all over it.
     
  15. Sh3ngLong

    Sh3ngLong Notebook Consultant

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    Man, I'm having the hardest time deciding which laptop to get now.

    At first I thought I wanted to get the Asus Zenbook Infinity.

    Then I said, no, I think I want a gaming laptop so I can play BF4 when it comes out. So I'll go for the new 14" Razer Blade.

    Then I see this new sexy ATIV Book 9 Plus, and now I'm saying to myself, "How often are you going to game on your laptop?? You already got a suped up gaming desktop! What you really need is a laptop with a beautiful hi-res screen and a battery life that can get you through the day!"

    Aaaah! Why can't I stop arguing with myself!? Decisions, decisions...
     
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    &#1044;&#1072;&#1085;&#1080;&#1083;&#1086; Notebook Consultant

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    +1

    And what's this talk of inability to connect your 27" QHD (2560x1440) screen? I don't want to use HDMI with reduced refresh rate and custom modes to be able to get it to be my desktop as well.
     
  17. Skillz

    Skillz Notebook Consultant

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    After a night of sleep and some thinking I'm still very tempted to go for the previous model.
    Looking at the pics of the screen of the new model, I can safely say that thing is glossy (as hell), whatever Samsung claims.
    Here are the reasons why I'm tempted to go for the old model:

    - The FHD screen is an high enough resolution, it's matte, so I can put the laptop wherever I want and still work on it. I also think the quality of the screen in the previous model is better than the new one. It's actually the best I've ever seen.
    - I can still install Windows 7 on the old one. I'm afraid the new one with that insane resolution (and touch screen) demands Windows 8.
    - My first thought was that 4gb ram was not enough, but I now think it's enough to do everything I want to do on it.
    - Ok the battery life is "only" 6+ hours, but then again how many times will I be using it for 6 hours without a charge?... not alot.
    - It weighs 20% less compared to the new model.
    - I know the 900X model is quiet.... very quiet, I don't know yet how loud the fans on the new model are going to be.
     
  18. kroskal

    kroskal Notebook Enthusiast

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    On a Norwegian site they said that there will be models with touch AND matte screens.. Dont know were they got that info??
     
  19. wii

    wii IPS Rules

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    Do you have a link ?

     
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    kroskal Notebook Enthusiast

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