Buying replacement tech is never easy. It is ridiculously easy to get sucked into all of the typical gimmicks that many of the top companies are throwing at us. A tablet! A slightly smaller tablet! Another, even smaller tablet! Now don’t take this as bashing on tablets, but more so just bringing to light the gimmicks. Sometimes dealing with the touchscreen on tablets can get annoying. You are essentially working on a larger version of your smartphone, except your tablet doesn’t come included on your phone plan. What ever happened to just have a nice laptop? Nothing to crazy. Just a good, all around and sturdy laptop. One that did what you needed it to do when you need it. And physical keys are always a plus.
Samsung likes to take chances with their tech (ie. The Galaxy Gear smartwatch), but they also know how some of us may be old-fashioned or unimpressed by all of the bells and whistles. This is why they gave us the Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus.
Here we have a laptop that comes with an already attached keyboard (So now you don’t have to worry about losing the keyboard attachment to your laptop), excellent battery life, a high resolution touch screen, and an Intel Haswell processor. Definitely not a bad package at all.
This ultrabook has become the new standard for modern Windows Ultrabooks. Boasting a 3,200×1,800 high resolution touch screen means that, although it might not be a retina display, it is still a very good picture for a touch screen laptop. Remember as well, that at close up distances, noticing any real changes in image quality over 1080p on small screens is next to unnoticable. The Intel Haswell Core i5 Processor works hard to make sure that you maintain a very good battery life when using your laptop for whatever purposes you may need. The laptop weighs in at only 3.2 pounds and has a smaller footprint than the 13 inch Macbook Air. This is a pretty standard size for today’s laptops. The keyboard comes backlit standard as well. The built-in speakers generate a good sound, and the fact that the built in camera captures in 720p is quite a nice touch too.
This laptop also comes with a little something new called SideSync. What is that exactly? Well this laptop’s SideSync software offers you the capability to have your Samsung Galaxy tablets and phones work “side-by-side” with one another to share keyboards and screen space. You can even bring up your phone’s notifications, including calls, directly onto your laptop screen. Even this laptop comes with a few pieces of glitz and glam.
There is never a bad time to upgrade your computer. Maybe it is time for you to pick up something new, or even go for something that is a bit more all around instead of offering higher standards on one particular platform. There is nothing wrong with this laptop. We get it. Having a tablet that can be transformed into a laptop is nice and all, but sometimes you just can’t beat an all around, good laptop. The Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus is that very laptop, and I highly recommend it.