Samsung Announces U.S. Launch of ATIV Book 9 Plus and ATIV Tab 3

Fri Aug 9, 2013 9:30am EDT

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Samsung Announces U.S. Launch of ATIV Book 9 Plus and ATIV Tab 3

ATIV Book 9 Plus and ATIV Tab 3 offer stunning design, intelligent performance, enhanced touch capabilities and increased mobility

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced the U.S. launch of the ATIV Book 9 Plus and ATIV Tab 3. These two additions to Samsung’s PC lineup represent the company’s continued commitment to offering consumers choice and easy convergence between PC and smartphone devices. In keeping with the iconic design legacy of the award-winning Book 9, the Book 9 Plus delivers an unparalleled and superbly vivid display, a 10-point touch-screen and enhanced performance in a beautiful and sleek form factor. The ATIV Tab 3 takes design cues from the popular Samsung GALAXY series and is the world’s thinnest Windows 8 tablet. The Book 9 will be available for pre-sale in the U.S. on August 18 and the Tab 3 will be in stores beginning on September 1. Samsung also plans to introduce versions of both products specialized for business use in fall 2013.

“We continue to push the boundaries of design, innovation, performance and mobility with the ATIV Book 9 Plus and ATIV Tab 3,” said Mike Abary, senior vice president of consumer IT product marketing at Samsung Electronics America. “We’ve closely listened to our customers and are offering an even wider variety of solutions within our computing portfolio, as well as seamless interconnectivity between the mobile and PC ecosystems.”

ATIV Book 9 Plus

The ATIV Book 9 Plus offers a striking design enhanced with an incredibly precise 13.3-inch QHD+ (3200 x 1800) Gorilla Glass® touch-screen display. The screen is 2.8X sharper than full HD and with 350nit SuperBright™ technology; you will never miss a detail. The panel also tilts back up to 180-degrees, so you can change or share your perspective with just a touch of your finger. Additionally, the display locks at approximately 110-degrees to ensure a comfortable touch experience without wobbling.

Built with the latest Intel® Core™ i5 Processor 4200U, a 128GB SSD, and with lightning-fast boot-up (as fast as 5.9 seconds) and wake-up (as fast as 0.9 seconds), the Book 9 Plus allows users to access the information and programs they need nearly instantly. And with up to 7.5 hours of battery life (MM12), consumers can go from meeting to meeting throughout a business day on a single charge.

ATIV Tab 3

A tablet with the power of a PC, the ATIV Tab 3 makes personal computing more stylish, mobile and productive than ever. The Tab 3 is the world’s thinnest Windows 8 tablet at 0.31 inches thick and weighing just 1.28 pounds. It is the perfect companion device for travel as well as everyday use at work and home. It comes with a Bluetooth keyboard that functions as a cover and kickstand for protection and ease-of-use. The tablet also features up to 7 hours of battery life (MM12), eliminating the need to carry a charger for most long-distance flights.

The ATIV Tab 3 is preloaded with Office™ Home & Student for the best experience at home, at work or on go. It is the ideal device for both creativity and productivity thanks to improved S Pen functionality. The included S Pen offers more than 1,000 levels of pressure sensitivity and is compatible with Microsoft Office™, as well as Samsung programs including S Note and S Memo.

SideSync

SideSync is available on the ATIV Book 9 Plus and ATIV Tab 3, enabling users to seamlessly switch from working on their PC to their GALAXY smartphone by simply linking the two devices via a USB cable or even over WiFi. When connected through USB or wirelessly, users can effortlessly work across devices, including responding to a text on a mobile phone from the PC keyboard; viewing maps, photos and multimedia from their phone on their PC screen; making edits to files on their phone via their ATIV PC; and even dragging and dropping files from one unit to another. The result is a more unified experience, fewer interruptions to work and everyday life, and the ability to utilize the best features of both devices.

The ATIV Book 9 Plus will be available for pre-sale for an MSRP of $1,399.99 from August 18 and the ATIV Tab 3 will be available for in-store purchase beginning September 1 for an MSRP of $699.99.

Key Specifications

Category   Details  

ATIV Book 9 Plus

(NP940X3G-K01US)

 

ATIV Tab 3

(XE300TZC-K01US)

Display   Size   13.3”   10.1”
Resolution   LED QHD+; 3200 x 1800   LED HD; 1366 x 768
Brightness   350 nits SuperBright™ technology   400 nits SuperBright Plus™ technology
  LCD   10-point capacitive touch-screen LCD   5-point capacitive touch-screen with S Pen
Performance OS   Windows 8   Windows 8
Processor   Intel® Core™ i5 Processor 4200U (up to 1.6 GHz)   Intel® Atom™ Processor Z2760 (up to 1.8 GHz)
Graphics   Intel® HD Graphics 4400   Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator
Memory1   4GB DDR3   2GB DDR2
Storage2   128GB SSD   64GB SSD
  Camera   720p HD   720p HD(Front)

2.0 MP HD (Rear)

Battery Life   Battery Life3   Up to 7.5 hours (MM12)   Up to 7 hours (MM12)
Dimensions Dimensions   12.58” x 8.76” x 0.54”   10.13" x 6.51" x 0.31"
Weight   3.06 pounds   1.28 pounds
  Color   Mineral Ash Black   White
Ports   Ports   Mini VGA, Micro HDMI,

2 x USB 3.0,

3- in-1 (SD/SDHC/SDXC), Headphone/

Mic combo

  Micro HDMI

1 x Micro USB 2.0

Headphone/

Mic combo

Availability MSRP   $1,399.99   $699.99 (includes Bluetooth keyboard/cover)
  Availability Date   8/18/2013 (Pre-Sale)   9/1/2013
 

Samsung, ATIV, SideSync and ChatON are all trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Other company names, product names and marks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners and may be trademarks or registered trademarks.

*All functionality, features, specifications, and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

1Total amount of available memory may be less based on system configurations, graphics support, and other factors.

2Accessible capacity varies; MB = 1 million bytes, GB = 1 billion bytes, TB = 1 trillion bytes. Please note that a portion of the hard drive is reserved for system recovery, operating system and preloaded content software.

3Battery life will vary depending on the product model, configuration, power management settings, applications used, and wireless settings. The maximum capacity of the battery will decrease with time and use. Test results based on independent third party Mobile Mark (or Battery Mark) tests. Non-Metric weights and measurements are approximate.

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), is a recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design and technology. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA delivers a broad range of digital consumer electronics, IT and home appliance products. Samsung is the market leader for HDTVs in the U.S. and America’s fastest growing home appliance brand. To discover more of the award-winning products you love with Samsung, please visit www.samsung.com.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 236,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales of US$187.8 billion.

Allison+Partners for Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Sara Mandel, 646-428-0624
samsungcit@allisonpr.com

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