KOREAN HARDWARE MAKER Samsung's Ativ Book 9 Lite is now available in the UK, with the higher specification Plus model set to follow later this month.
Samsung revealed today that the Ativ Book 9 Lite is now available at its flagship Westfield Stratford City store and high street stores like John Lewis and Dixons.
The firm didn't say how much the laptop will cost, but luckily it's already up on the John Lewis website for £499.95 with a two-year warranty.
There's no word on how much the higher specification Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus will cost when it arrives in Blighty, although online retailer Very is taking preorders at £1,199. Ouch. However, given that Samsung has yet to announce pricing there is a chance that this price will drop.
Both the Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite and Ativ Book 9 Plus laptops were unveiled in June at Samsung's glitzy Galaxy and Ativ event in London. Both models run Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system and come with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
The cheaper Ativ Book 9 Lite model comes with a 13.3in 1366x769 resolution display and is available in both touchscreen and non-touch models, with John Lewis selling the latter, hinting that the touchscreen model will be more expensive. It also features a quad-core 1.4GHz processor, 8.5 hour battery life, a 3-in-1 card reader and Ash Black and White variants.
The Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus will have higher specifications, featuring a 13.3in 1920x1080 resolution display that will be increased to 3200x1800 resolution when Windows 8.1 is released, an Intel Core i5 ULT processor and 12 hour battery life. µ
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