Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus comparison

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Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus
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Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2013, 15-inch screen)

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Alienware 14 (Core i7, 16GB, 256GB SSD, Nvidia GTX765M)

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Price $1,289 to $1,523 at 5 stores $1,099 at 1 store $1,884 to $1,999 at 3 stores $869 to $929 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.4 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 5.0 stars out of 2 reviews 3.5 stars out of 11 reviews 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews 4.0 stars out of 15 reviews 4.5 stars out of 5 reviews
Release date June 19, 2013 September 03, 2013 June 03, 2013 June 10, 2013 August 20, 2013
The Bottom Line If you’re just looking for an all-around excellently made Windows touch ultrabook and don’t mind that it's on the expensive side (and doesn’t convert to a tablet), the improved Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus is worth the investment. A major update to our favorite Windows 8 hybrid, the IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro is still a better laptop than tablet, but the new version adds a future-proof better-than-HD display at a great price. The slimmer body and higher-res screen of the original Retina MacBook Pro were a revolutionary leap. This revamp adds modest internal upgrades for modest improvements, but price cuts to both the 13-inch and 15-inch models sweeten the deal. Apple keeps the latest MacBook Air updates on the inside, but greatly improved battery life and a lower starting price make up for a lack of flashy design changes. Dell has revamped its gaming line, including the new Alienware 14. The design changes don't go nearly far enough, but no complaints about the performance.

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Product Description - 13 in - 4th gen Core i5
- 13.3 in - 4th gen Core i3 4010U - Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 4 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD
- 15.4 in - 4th gen Core i7 - 8 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD
MacBook Air - 128 GB
Apple MacBook Air - 13.3 in - Core i5 - Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion - 4 GB RAM Flash storage SSD
- 14 in - 4th gen Core i7 4700MQ - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - 16 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD + 750 GB HDD
Packaged Quantity Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 1
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Software Included Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Apple QuickTime
Apple iTunes
Apple Dashboard
Notification Center
Drivers & Utilities
Apple iLife '11
Apple Safari
Apple DVD Player
Apple Mac App Store
Apple Launchpad
Apple Mission Control
Apple FaceTime
Apple Automator
Apple Image Capture
Apple Dictionary
Apple Calculator
Apple Preview
Apple System Preferences
Apple TextEdit
Apple Stickies
Reminders
Apple Time Machine
Calendar
Contacts
Notes
Dictation
iCloud
Photo Booth
Messages
Apple AirPlay
Game Center
Apple Mac OS X Chess
Apple Mac OS X Mail
Apple AirDrop
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Battery Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable up to 12 hour(s)
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System Type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Notebook
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Display 13 in 3200 x 1800
13.3 in 3200 x 1800
15.4 in 2880 x 1800
13.3 in LED backlight 1440 x 900 / WXGA+
14 in
Graphics Intel HD 4400
Info unavailable Info unavailable Intel HD Graphics 5000
nVidia GeForce GTX 765M with 2GB GDDR5 - 2 GB
Operating System Info unavailable Microsoft Windows 8.1
Info unavailable Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Storage Info unavailable 128 GB SSD
256 GB SSD
128 GB
Flash storage SSD
256 GB SSD / 7200 rpm + 750 GB HDD / 7200 rpm
Dimensions (WxDxH) 13.6 mm
15.5 mm
14.13 in x 9.73 in x 0.71 in
12.8 in x 8.9 in x 0.7 in
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Weight 3.06 lbs
3.1 lbs
4.46 lbs
3 lbs
6.12 lbs
Networking Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Bluetooth 4.0 None
802.11ac
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Optical Drive Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable None
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Processor Intel 4th gen Core i5
Intel 4th gen Core i3 4010U / 1.7 GHz / 3 MB Cache
Intel 4th gen Core i7 2 GHz / 6 MB Cache
Intel
Core i5 4 1.3 GHz ( 2.6 GHz ) / 3 MB Cache
Intel 4th gen Core i7 4700MQ
Memory Info unavailable 4 GB
8 GB
4 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM
16 GB DDR3L
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