Samsung has announced their latest ATIV ultrabook ahead of CES, and it looks impressive. Boasting a sleek all-aluminum design and packing 2560×1600 on its 12.2" screen, the latest ATIV Book 9 is powered by the newest Intel Core M technology with a fanless design for silent computing.
Beyond the Core M 5Y10c processor and Intel HD 5300 graphics, the Book 9 features a selectable 4GB or 8GB of memory, and either 128GB or 256GB of SSD storage. The notebook weighs in at just over 2 lbs (2.09, actually) and measures only 0.46 inches thick. The battery can provide up to 10.5 hours on a single charge according to Samsung, which would put it near the current-gen MacBook Air in that department (which honestly appears to be the direct inspiration for this notebook's design). Samsung hasn't skimped in the sound department, with a high-end Wolfson DAC for lossless audio playback.
You may have read Ryan's review of Broadwell-Y performance back in November, and the results for these new chips are impressive when considering the ultra-low power design. The processor in this Book 9 (the Core M 5Y10c) is targeting just 3.5W SDP (4.5W TDP) while providing up to 2.0 GHz with a 4MB cache. The extremely low power requirements from these 14nm parts will allow more fanless designs like this notebook going forward, though it will be interesting to see how performance scales under extended use without a fan.
Display: 12.2” WQXGA (2560×1600), 350nit (max 700nit) LED
Processor: Intel® Core™ M 5Y10c
Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 5300
Memory: 8GB (4GB also available)
Hard Disk: 256GB SSD (128GB also available)
Audio: PC-Fi (Wolfson WM5102 integrated)
Camera: 720p HD
Battery Life: Up to 10.5 hours
Dimensions: 11.19" x 8.37" x 0.46"
Weight: 2.09 pounds
Color: Imperial Black
I/O Ports: 2x USB 3.0, micro HDMI and SD, RJ45 (dongle), headphone/mic combo
Pricing: $1199.99 4GB RAM/128GB SSD, $1399.99 8GB RAM/256GB SSD.
Availability: Q1 2015 (listing already active on Amazon).
Actually a beautiful little
Actually a beautiful little device.
I’m not sure I’ll ever buy into a non-convertible/tablet again..
However devices like this make me wonder.
If the price came down to triple digits I might put more seriously consideration into the idea for sure. I value this to around 700-800 personally.
Intel® Core™ M-5Y10c
Intel® Core™ M-5Y10c Processor
(4M Cache, up to 2.00 GHz)
# of Cores 2
# of Threads 4
Processor Base Frequency 800 MHz
Max Turbo Frequency 2 GHz
TDP 4.5 W
Scenario Design Power (SDP) 3.5 W
Configurable TDP-up Frequency 1 GHz
Configurable TDP-up 6 W
Configurable TDP-down Frequency 600 MHz
Configurable TDP-down 3.5 W *
So when will we see more SKUs for regular form factor Laptops, I’m waiting for a 6 core Laptop SKU to make an appearance, and unless I hear more about some attention paid to something other than this crazy “Thin and Light” obsession(That appears to be a pathological obsession of Intel’s) I’ll have to continue with my current laptop. This is a weaker than Apple’s(In CPU power, and Thunderbolt connectivity) SKU, and I hear anorexia is no longer the “in thing” as thin enough has been reached!
* Source: Intel ARK.
“Intel HD Graphics 5300 Mobile are found in the ULV 2014 Broadwell Core M mobile Processors.
They feature 24 Execution Units (96 Shader Processing Units), 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs. They share system memory and so the memory channel and speed will depend on the users configuration. The best possible combination is a dual-channel bus-width with an operating memory clock of 800MHz.
Its central unit and turbo frequency also depend on the CPU its embedded but it ranges from 100MHz to 850MHz.
Despite its naming, its performance is worse than Intel HD 4600 Mobile.” +
Intel Graphics 5300 VS Graphics in ProBook 4540s with radeon HD 7650M: On sale 14 mo. ago at M. Center for around $740. and with a Quad core i7.
“The HD Graphics 5300 Mobile has 96 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 7650M has 480. However, the actual shader performance of the Graphics 5300 is 82 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 7650M is 145. The Radeon HD 7650M having 63 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon HD 7650M delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Graphics 5300.” +
+ Source Game-Debate dot com.
Laptops powered like Tablets, are not going to be successful and for this price It would be better to go with an Apple product, and get the Thunderbolt, connectivity, etc. This is definitely not a gaming computer, but at least test the device with some Graphics software like Blender 3D, I would like to know many polygons I could handle(In Blender’s 3d Edit mode) before the graphics bogs down to such a degree that I can not work with the computer. The 4540s’ AMD 7650M GPU can handle 1,300,000 polygons with ease. The screen resolution is nice on the Samsung, but until Intel improves its graphics, to at least the 7650M’s level of performance, the Samsung is just Eye Candy.
In Blender, unless you’re
In Blender, unless you’re able to take advantage of an NVidia card’s CUDA cores, all of the heavy lifting is going to be done by the CPU.
It’s just such a hard sell,
It’s just such a hard sell, core-m, high price, basic performance. From a technical point of view and a battery point of view it makes sense, but here it is once again being sleek and cool and fan less instead of being big and having a 3 day battery. I just cant see this line being a success, but I’ve been wrong plenty of times before.
It’s just not worth it to pay this premium for more thin, or more quiet. We want more battery, we ask for more battery, we scream for more battery, WHY THE FUCK WONT THEY GIVE US MORE BATTERY?!?!?!?!?
just sayin. Still drunk from new years I think. Top 9% of canadian drinkers drink 52% of all the boose I hear, sounds about right.
Wouldn’t mind this if it had
Wouldn’t mind this if it had a 13-14″ screen and a 25% more performance
I might consider this device
I might consider this device if it weren’t for the keyboard layout.
I’m stuck on an ageing Lenovo x220 as it was the last generation device that I’ve seen with a good keyboard layout (and probably the best laptop keyboard of all time) unfortunately all the manufacturers have decided to abandon technical users eliminating important keys or moving them to secondary functions.