Despite lower than expected sales of Windows 8 OS, Samsung has announced the Ativ Smart PC Pro 700TC tablet device. The LTE-enable tablet device comes with Intel core i5 processor along with 4GB of RAM. US based mobile carrier AT&T, has been roped to provide 4G LTE data.
The device will sell in the US market starting $1,600. Apart from the Samsung Ativ Smart PC Pro, the company also announced the arrival of new Series 9 Ultrabook. Now the premium notebook has a 13.3-inch display with resolution of 1920 X 1080 pixels. Earlier this year, Dell also updated its XPS 13 with 1080p Full HD display, the device sells for $1399 (Rs. 74,363) in Americas.
Here are the detailed specifications of above mentioned devices:-
Samsung Series 9 Ultrabook
The Samsung Series 9 ultrabook is a beast with a 13.3-inch screen with Full HD 1080p supported resolution. Samsung says that the company has used SuperBright technology that will be 50 per cent more bright than competing notebook in the same category. Some of the internal specs include: Intel Core i7 processor, 4GB of RAM, 256GB SSD drive, Windows 8, and up to 8 hours of battery backup. Want to know the price? Ah! Just $1899 (Rs. 10, 3106), that's it.
Competition Check: MacBook Pro 13 (Retina Display)
Surely, Samsung is working hard to make itself as a premium PC manufacturer. Still, MacBook Pro is the king, especially, the Retina Display one MacBook Pro. The 13.3-inch notebook has a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels when compared to the Samsung Series 9 notebook. Some of its specifications include: Intel core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, Thunderbolt ports among others. What to own this beat? You have to spend $1499 (Rs. 81,388).
Samsung Ativ Smart Pro PC
The Samsung made tablet device comes with an 11. 6-inch LED display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 , Intel Core i5 processor , Windows 8 Pro, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 128GB SSD, a 5-mega pixel rear camera , 2-mega pixel front facing camera , Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0 , and up to 8 hours of battery. Samsung will sell the device for $1600 (Rs. 86,871).The device comes with a keyboard at no extra cost.
Competition Check: Microsoft Surface Pro
Currently the Surface Pro from Microsoft can compete with Ativ Smart Pro PC. But the difference between the two devices is the missing 4G LTE connectivity. Well, Microsoft Surface Pro do not come with LTE connectivity. Its specs sheet is as follows: Intel Core i5 processor, 64GB/128GB SSD, Windows 8 Pro, a 10.6-inch display with resolution of 1920 x 1080, 4GB of RAM, 720P HD dual cameras, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and 4-5 hours of battery. The range starts from $900(Rs. 48, 865) - $1000 (Rs. 54,294).
To the Indians bad luck, right now Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro, Series 9 Ultrabook are just specifically released for US market, and there is no information from the company's end that the devices will be launched in the other parts of the world any time soon.