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Samsung ATIV Book 9 Vs Apple MacBook Air: Which One Is better?

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Vs Apple MacBook Air: Which One Is better?
January 03
10:39 2015

SEOUL: As Samsung unveiled its flagship laptop, fanless Samsung ATIV Book 9, let’s compare with market leader Apple MacBook Air to find out whether Samsung could take on Apple or not.

The ATIV Book 9 will be shown off in CES 2015, which has a thin design and also came without a cooling fan.

The company’s ATIV Book 9 series already has some pretty impressive models to offer, but Samsung has taken it up a notch with a new ultrabook for 2015. The new model could be the company’s strongest competitor to Apple’s MacBook Air, boasting a beautiful design and neat specs all around.

The newly-announced 2015 ATIV Book 9 comes with a 12.2-inch display with a 2560 x 1600 resolution, The laptop’s battery should normally last for up to 10.5 hours on a single charge, but it’s worth pointing out this ultra-bright mode will surely drain the battery much faster.



In terms of design, the 2015 ATIV Book 9 looks similar to other models in the company’s lineup, sporting an aluminum body with a neat trackpad and keyboard. According to Samsung, however, the keyboard now performs better due to a scalloped design that’s more comfortable to use.


What Samsung offers

Under the hood, the 2015 ATIV Book 9 packs Intel’s Broadwell Core M processor, Lastly, the 2015 ATIV Book 9 will come with an affordable price tag for what it has to offer. The device will start at $1,999,99 for the model with 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD, while a beefier variant with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD will go up to $1,399. The device will be on display at the upcoming CES 2015 trade show and will hit retail in the first quarter of 2015.


Whats Apple offers

On the other hand, the Apple MacBook Air comes with a 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colors with 1440 x 900 resolutions. It also comes in two storage capacities of 128GB and 256GB. The laptop is powered by 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz) with 3MB shared L3 cache and second model came with the configurable to 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz) with 4MB shared L3 cache.

The laptop has a 12 hours of battery life, it also has a 720p FaceTime HD camera, Two USB 3 ports, Thunderbolt port and MagSafe 2 power port including SDXC card slot. The wireless connectivity
includes a 02.11ac Wi-Fi networking;4 IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology.

So now we have to see that if Samsung able to tackle Apple in the laptop market or not.



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