Samsung has recently announced the availability and the price of the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite in the US. It’s Samsung’s latest addition to the ATIV Book 9 lineup, which was announced together with its feature-rich brother the ATIV Book 9 Plus last month. Check out its official price and the availability of this super slim notebook below.
UPDATE: The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite NP915S3G is now available. See the details below where you can order one.
The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite is powered by an AMD A6 Quad-Core processor clocked at 1.4GHz, with integrated AMD Radeon Graphics. It features a 13.3-inch 10-point capacitive display with a resolution of 1366×768 (the Plus version has a Full HD 1920×1080 display). It’s not as feature-rich as the ATIV Book 9 Plus, that’s why Samsung called it the “Lite” version, but unlike the Plus version, this one is more affordable and budget-friendly.
It will be running on Windows 8 to maximize the touch display and will have some basic connectivity options like mini VGA port, micro HDMI port, USB 3.0/2.0, WiFi 802.11 b.g.n, Bluetooth 4.0, gigabit Ethernet port and a multi-card reader slot. The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite comes with a 128GB SSD internal storage, and most probably a 256GB version will also be available.
The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite is not as power-efficient as the Plus version. One of the reasons is that this is powered by a cheaper processor, unlike Book 9 Plus which is powered by the latest 4th gen Intel Haswell processor. The super-slim notebook only has a battery life of around 5 hours, pretty short for an Ultrabook.
Technically speaking, we can’t call the ATIV Book 9 Lite an Ultrabook. Although it has a dimension and weight of an Ultrabook, it’s not powered by an Intel processor. The term “Ultrabook” is pretty much attached to Intel-powered super-slim laptops/notebooks only.
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Specifications
Display Size: 13.3-inch
Resolution: LED; 1366 x 768
Brightness: 250 nits
LCD: 10-point capacitive touch-screen LCD
Operating System: Windows 8
Processor: AMD Quad Core Processor (up to 1.4 GHz)
Graphics: AMD Radeon Graphics
Memory: 4GB DDR3
Storage: 128GB SSD SATA 3
Camera: 720p HD
Battery Life: 2 Cell / Li-Po 40W, Up to 5.5 hours
Dimensions: 12.76″ x 8.82″ x 0.69″
Weight: 3.48 pounds
Ports: Mini VGA, Micro HDMI, 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0, 3- in-1 (SD/SDHC/SDXC), Headphone/Mic combo, Gigabit Wired Ethernet LAN with included dongle
Multimedia: 720p webcam, 1.5W x2 Stereo Speaker with HD Audio and SoundAlive
Color: Mineral Ash Black or Marble White
Price and Availability
The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite price starts from $799 and up, depending on the configuration. And it will be available starting July 28, 2013. I’ll post the link later to where you can (pre-order) order the Book 9 Lite.
UPDATE: The ATIV Book 9 Lite NP915S3G White and Black models are now available in the US. You can order one nowhere and get the best deal. It’s only $799 and comes with free shipping. For the UK go here.
Note: Prices and availability are subject to change. It’s best to visit the page and see today’s lowest price or deals.