Samsung Ativ Book 9
Building on the success of its existing Ativ Book family of laptops, Samsung brings improvements (albeit incremental) to its latest Ativ Book 9 system. The big appeal here is with the introduction of Samsung Link and SideSync 2.0 proprietary technologies. Together the two new technologies turn the Ativ into a cloud hub for video and music storage on a laptop. The SideSync 2.0 software allows users to marry a Galaxy handset to the Ativ for tasks such as receiving and answering text messages from a PC. The services will also allow users to access Ativ's One's cloud-based music library from their Galaxy phones or tablets.
What else is new with the Ativ notebook line? The Book 9 now sports Windows 8, a 15.6-inch (up from 15-inches) 1,920-x-1,080 resolution display, an Intel Core i5 or i7 ultra-low voltage processor, and an integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400 card. There's been no word on pricing and availability.