Samsung Book 9 Lite: ultraportable with ‘quad’





Ultrabooks still have always had the goal of making the category. Become a mainstream segment the image of expensive high-endmachines, but Intel Through standardization and mass production, the cost should decrease and Intel has spent several million dollars to put this in motion. Would virtually all laptops ultrabooks be this year.

There are now necessary affordable models, but the market is clearly still at the level where Intel had hoped. It turns out to make room for a low price. Difficult quality systems Because sales of laptops already is in an unrivaled dip, manufacturers also do not settle for less margin.

To offer really low prices manufacturers search for alternatives. Which provides Intel now itself with Bay Trail , but as with the netbooks of a few years ago, we see little systems with screen diagonals greater than 12 “with these economical soc. Intel does not want to cannibalize its own Haswell chips and partners will therefore more powerful, but also more expensive to use. Core CPUs for 13.3 “models

Samsung, however, takes a different route to get the price of a thin & light to get down: it provides the ‘Lite’ version of its high-end ATIV Book 9 not only a plastic instead of aluminum housing, but also an unspecified ‘quad’. This shows no chip of his own making, such as the unexpectedly popular Chromebook XE303 , but an AMD APU. Tweakers looked or Samsung allows the ideal mainstream thin and light it is released.


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