There’s no denying that July was a rather slow month in terms of PC maker news, but August is now in full swing, which means products are starting to trickle in to the market. Back in June, at Samsung’s premier event in London, the company revealed a few new additions to its Ativ line of devices. First up was the Ativ Book 9 Plus, a 13.3-inch Ultrabook featuring a 3200 x 1800 Gorilla Glass-laden qHD+ display. During its event, Samsung boasted that this was the “highest resolution in the world.” It also claimed that its Ativ Tab 3, another product announced at the event, is the “world’s thinnest Windows 8 tablet.” Samsung didn’t have any specifics in terms of pricing or availability at the event, but the company announced today that we’ll be seeing both of these products very soon.
The Ativ Book 9 Plus, which features a 4th-gen (Haswell) Intel Core i5 4200U processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD drive. Thanks to its 4th-gen processor, it boasts up to 7.5 hours of battery life. The Ativ Book 9 Plus will be available for pre-sale starting August 18 for $1,400.
As for the Ativ Tab 3, measuring only 0.32-inches thick (and weighing only 1.28 pounds), this tablet boasts up to seven hours of battery life, which makes it the perfect travel companion. The Ativ Tab 3 features a 10.1-inch 1366 x 768 resolution display. Internally, you’ll see a Intel Atom Z2760 processor, 64GB flash memory, and 2GB RAM. The ATIV Tab 3 is also preloaded with a copy of Windows Office Home and Student, making it a great portable office for businesspeople who are constantly on the go. The Ativ Tab 3 is available September 1 for $700, which includes the Bluetooth keyboard/cover.
Samsung is also working on two specialized business versions of these devices, and plans to introduce them sometime in the fall. Stay tuned for our full reviews.
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