Samsung ATIV Event Includes Tablet Running Android, Windows 8

By Michelle Maisto  |  Posted 2013-06-20 Print this article Print
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ATIV Book 9 Plus, Book 9 Lite

The ATIV Books are Samsung's answer to the MacBook Air.

The 13-inch measures 12.8 by 8.94 by 0.68 inches at its thickest point; at its thinnest, it's 0.11. The ATIV Book 9 Plus measures 12.6 by 8.8 by 0.54 inches. The Apple weighs 1.35 kilograms, the Samsung 1.39.

Both the Book 9 Plus and Lite feature 13.3-inch touch displays—though the former with a resolution of 3200 by 1800 to the latter's 1366 by 768—and run Windows 8, have 720p HD camera and up to 256GB solid-state drive (SSD) storage.

The Plus features up to a Core i7 processor and an Intel HD Graphics 4400 chip, gets 12 hours of battery life, and will come in Ash Black. The Lite runs up to a 1.4GHz quad-core processor, gets 8.5 hours of battery life, and will come in Ash Black or white.

With them, Samsung introduced a feature called HomeSync Lite, which enables users to sync their smartphones with their PCs to back up content, but also to operate a phone's screen from the laptop.

Samsung ATIV One 5 Style

The One 5 bears a strong resemblance to the Apple iMac, but with a wider, thicker foot holding its 21.5-inch screen aloft.

It runs Windows 8 and an Advanced Micro Devices A6 quad-core processor, has 4GB of storage, up to a 1-terabyte hard drive, three USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) in and out, a 3-in-1 card reader and will come in white only.

Galaxy S 4 News

While showing off its new line—executives also gave the Galaxy S 4 Active a dunk in an aquarium, to prove its water resistance—they added that sales of the S 4, which was introduced in March, are going swimmingly. Though for any holdouts, it provided further motivation—the addition of five new colors: pink, brown, red, purple and blue.

Finally, Samsung also tweaked its marketing message a bit. If the Galaxy S III was "inspired by nature," the Galaxy S 4 and ATIV devices (which by the way are produced ah-tiv, not A-tiv) are "your life, reflected," said a voiceover. "Everything begins with you."

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