Samsung shows off two new Windows 8.1 PCs at CES 2014

A lot of people forget that Samsung makes Windows PCs in addition to all of their Android Galaxy products. Today, as part of their many CES 2014 announcements, the company revealed two Windows 8.1 products, including a new version of its ATIV Book 9 notebook.

Samsung's press release says that the 2014 edition of the ATIV Book 9 will have a 15.6 inch 1920x1080 screen that the company claims is 20 percent brighter than the previous version. The four pound notebook comes with either an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, 8GB of RAM and storage up to 1028GB in an SSD. Samsung says it will have up to 14 hours of battery life. The company did not reveal a price or a release date for the notebook.

The other new Windows 8.1 PC from Samsung is the ATIV One7, which has a 24-inch display with a 1920x1080 resolution that can come in regular or touchscreen versions. It can come with either an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, 8GB of RAM and up to 1TB of hard drive storage. The PC will be released in Korea in February for the non-touchscreen version and in April for the touchscreen edition. No pricing was announced nor was there any word on when it might be released to other parts of the world.

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I worked for a mobile tech home help company for 3 years and set up dozens of Samsung laptops. They tended to come overloaded with crapware but then most other brands do too. I understand this has improved marginally with Windows 8.

Physically though, I was impressed with Samsung's build quality. Not a single problem with any of them. I wish I could say the same for my recently midrange Sony Vaio with its clattery keyboard, fragile feeling casing and noisy touchpad buttons. I wish I had gone with faster SSD too, HDDs are the main peformance bottleneck for PCs these days.

I will see if it EVER comes to Australia. The 2013 Ativ Book 9 15", I have never seen it. It was very tempting thing to buy but now that Surface Pro 2 is out, meh.

Though the 1028GB SSD (Dual SSD) is interesting.

Not so sure I would buy a Samsung computer. My wife's Samsung notebook went though two batteries in less than a year, and my mother just brought a Samsung notebook yesterday (ATIV Book 7), the plastic between the keys was lifting up (in the worst parts, the keys were underneath the casing). Pushed it down, but a few hours later it was back up again. Went to the store for a replacement, and the only other two units they had in stock had the same problem, so she swapped it for a non-Samsung laptop.

virtorio said,
Not so sure I would buy a Samsung computer. My wife's Samsung notebook went though two batteries in less than a year, and my mother just brought a Samsung notebook yesterday (ATIV Book 7), the plastic between the keys was lifting up (in the worst parts, the keys were underneath the casing). Pushed it down, but a few hours later it was back up again. Went to the store for a replacement, and the only other two units they had in stock had the same problem, so she swapped it for a non-Samsung laptop.
Ive had and used regularly a Samsung series 9 for two years. The hardware still works well. Battery is losing some life but other than that it's doing very well.

I'm looking at this new laptop as a replacement.

virtorio said,
Not so sure I would buy a Samsung computer. My wife's Samsung notebook went though two batteries in less than a year, and my mother just brought a Samsung notebook yesterday (ATIV Book 7), the plastic between the keys was lifting up (in the worst parts, the keys were underneath the casing). Pushed it down, but a few hours later it was back up again. Went to the store for a replacement, and the only other two units they had in stock had the same problem, so she swapped it for a non-Samsung laptop.

its best to buy an ipad or macbook pro

fredrichman said,

its best to buy an ipad or macbook pro


Why would you recommend that garbage to him?
Dude stick with ASUS or Lenovo... they build great laptops. Every laptop/tablet I've owned from them never failed.

j2006 said,

Why would you recommend that garbage to him?
Dude stick with ASUS or Lenovo... they build great laptops. Every laptop/tablet I've owned from them never failed.

none build quality laptop except Apply.. I am not a big fan of ipad but i still prefer macbook as my laptop

fredrichman said,

none build quality laptop except Apply.. I am not a big fan of ipad but i still prefer macbook as my laptop

yes, yes they do! You simply have to spend a little more (than budget and midrange pc's) which should be obvious.

if you were going to gets mac book pro for say £1500 then your be able to get the same spec for roughly £2-300 less with a high end pc/laptop.

the belief comes from the fa t that the companies that make high end pc's also make budget, so perception is skewed when you see a cheaper model with the same logo. Apple does t have this as it doesn't get into the budget range, so the brand stays pure in peoples minds

Allot of people don't really care about Apple. You'd probably get better results if you were posting in a Apple article. I'm not a fan of Apple Missionaries.

Statistically Samsung is still the most reliable brand, but their latest high-end and mid-end laptops are pretty bad. Also being unable to install any driver or update the bios without having to install their invasive system update tool running in background and showing annoying notifications 24/7 was one of the worst recent ideas they had. All that remains now is Lenovo (plenty of garbageware) or Asus (inconsistent build quality, depending on the models, but thank god there are sites with user reviews like Amazon/Newegg to rule the bad ones out).

fredrichman said,

its best to buy an ipad or macbook pro

A Mac is a pretty expensive Windows PCs, not to mention you need to install Windows seperately. Lenovo and ASUS make similar devices with similar build quality but at lower prices.

My samsung laptop works great. Upgraded the hard drive to a SSD which was very simple and it's now more powerful than my desktop. Never had any problems with it.