To start off, 4K is still not a built-in characteristic in portable PCs on default. However, Samsung seems to be wishing to turn it into one in its devices.
The company will be merging with Lenovo and Toshiba to enter the 4K Windows 10 laptop league. The manufacturer said that 2 new models to the Ativ Book 9 league will be introduced, which include a 15.6-inch clamshell with a 3840 x 2160 Ultra HD 4K touch screen.
Apart from the attractive screen, the product (costing around £1282) contains quite a few excellent elements to it: a 2.6 GHz Intel i7-6700HQ CPU, 8 gigabytes of Random Access Memory, 256 gigabytes worth of storage on the Solid-State Drive, as well as the Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M discrete graphics. Other features include Bluetooth 4.1, a Type-C USB 3.1 port, a trio of USB 3.0 ports, 4K HDMI out, and an SD card reader.
One main drawback of this item is that it has a low battery life span. However, the ‘depressing’ 6 hours and 30 minutes are probably because of the pixel-packed screen.
This laptop is to be launched for selling in November on the official website of the company and also on ‘Best Buy’.
What is the Ativ Book 9 Spin?
Users who are not impressed by the 4K screen as much, might be interested in the ‘Spin’ version (also to be released in November for approximately £1 121), which includes a screen with a 360-degree hinge. This laptop can be used in a typical, standard way or by swinging around it, as a tablet and in a tent mode.
This product has the following features:
- A 13.3-inch screen with a resolution of 3200x 1800
- A 2.5 GHz Intel i7-6500U CPU
- 8 gigabytes worth of Random Access Memory
- 256 gigabytes worth of Solid-State Drive memory
- Bluetooth 4.1
- 3 USB 3.0 ports
- HDMI out
- A microSD card slot
- A battery life span of 7.3 hours
How will this affect your usage at home?
If we are talking about a rather small laptop display, the 4K feature may sound a bit too much (only if you are not obsessed with pixels as much as you are with the size of your display).
Regardless, pretty much all portable PC manufacturers are releasing 4K version nowadays. For example, Toshiba and Lenovo were one of the first brands who introduced this element, following Samsung which is soon to become a part of this trend.
Some other manufacturers who have also made this decision are Dell and Acer, which is promising. It looks like more 4K laptops are to be designed in the near future!