Now that all of Samsung’s Windows 8 tablet/laptop hybrids and Windows Phone 8 smartphones fall under its ATIV brand, it would make sense for the Korean company to give its Windows 8 laptops the ATIV label too. Judging by Sammyhub‘s sighting of an unannounced Windows 8 laptop on Samsung U.S. website, it looks like the Korean Company will be calling its lineup of Windows 8 laptops “ATIV Books.” (Currently, Samsung’s line of laptops are named by series: its top-of-the-line machines are called “Series 9.”)
Although the still unofficial ATIV Book 6 (NP680Z5E) was only online momentarily before it was yanked from Samsung’s website, Sammyhub still got a good look at some of its hardware specs.
The ATIV Book 6 has a 15.6-inch display with 1920 × 1080 resolution, which makes us think it will be more a desktop replacement than an Ultrabook, but we don’t have any sense of its physical dimensions or weight to point us one way or another. Under its hood, this Windows 8 laptop is powered by a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, AMD Radeon HD8770M discrete graphics, 8GB RAM, and 1TB HDD.
Besides its computing prowess, the ATIV Book 6 sounds like it will make a great home media hub too. For one thing, it supports Wi-Di, which means you’ll be able to wirelessly stream content (even HD movies) from the ATIV Book 6 to your HDTV. Other features include JBL stereo speakers, Bluetooth 4.0, 720p HD webcam, Gigabit LAN, HDMI and VGA ports, USB 2.0/3.0 ports, and even a RAM accelerator. The ATIV Book 6 should be good for 8 hours between charges according to Samsung, but we won’t know for certain until we can put it through its paces.
In Sammyhub’s opinion, the ATIV Book 6 sounds a lot like the Series 7 Chronos. Best Buy in America offers a variant of the Chronos for $1,200 (it is different from the one that was announced at CES 2013). Available in Mineral Ash Black, the ATIV Book 6 will be retailing at $1,200 in the U.S. No ship date on this yet, but we expect to hear more about this laptop very soon.
[Image via Sammyhub]