South Korean manufacturer Samsung’s isn’t that well known of its laptops, but their latest additions to their portfolio have all the chances to change this. Models like the Samsung Ativ Book 9 Pro have all the chances of becoming great hits, thanks to the incredible design and high-end spec sheet.
The laptop is powered by a top processor, the 6th Gen Intel Core i7-6700HQ, with a quad-core configuration and running at 2.6 GHz. Using the Turbo Boost Technology, you can increase the clock speed to 3.0 GHz, if you ever feel the need for more power.
The CPU is aided by 8 GB of RAM, enough for running high-demanding programs and keeping multiple browser tabs open at the same time. As for the graphics department, the laptop comes with a NVIDIA GTX 950M graphics card, with 2 GB of GDDR5 dedicated video memory, so you won’t have any problems with running the latest games or video editing applications.
Finally, the Samsung Ativ Book 9 Pro features a 256 GB solid state drive, with no moving parts and able to deliver faster start-up times and data access than a regular hard disk drive. Still, if you need more storage space, you can opt for cloud storage or connect an external HDD, using one of the three USB 3.0 ports.
The laptop also comes with a USB Type C port, so you can connect newer devices to it, and a built-in media reader, supporting formats like SD, SDHC and SDXC, for quick photo transfer.
Moving on to the connectivity suite, it consists in a Bluetooth 4.0 interface, so you can sync the laptop with compatible devices, next-gen wireless, for quick Web access, and an HDMI output, so you can connect it to a bigger display or set a dual-screen setup.
The Samsung Ativ Book 9 Pro comes with a 15.6″ LED-backlit touch screen panel, with a 4K resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels and a 16:9 aspect ratio. Due to the high pixel density, the quality of the image will be incredibly crisp and clear, so you can use the laptop as a media center and enjoy your favorite movies in top conditions.
The sound will also be high-end, thanks to the quad 2W speakers, using the SoundAlive technology, delivering rich and clear sound. Above the display, we can spot a built-in HD webcam, with a dual-array microphone and a 720p resolution, great for keeping in touch with friends or family.
Design-wise, the laptop has a thin profile, measuring 0.7″ and weighing 4.37 lbs., so you can easily carry it around. It has a Pure Black finish which creates a very elegant look. The backlit keyboard, with 86 keys, allows comfortable and accurate typing even in dark or dim environments.
The Samsung Ativ Book 9 Pro has a price tag of $1599.99, with a pre-installed copy of Windows 10 included. It’s not a cheap device, but it’s definitely a great choice for anybody looking for quality.