Samsung lists ATIV Book 6 Windows 8 notebook, then makes it disappear

Samsung may not exactly have gone all-in with its Windows Phone 8 line-up, but the company’s commitment to Windows 8 PCs continues to grow. A new notebook is set to expand Samsung’s range of ATIV-branded devices, joining the likes of the ATIV S smartphone and ATIV Smart PC hybrid.

Samsung hasn’t formally announced its new ATIV Book 6, but as SammyHub reports, it did appear briefly on the company’s site before the listing was unceremoniously plucked, hours later. Its form factor is your standard, touch-enabled Windows 8 notebook; there’s no fancy detachable keyboard or fold-over screens here.

Indeed, the ATIV Book 6 isn’t that far removed from the existing, similarly priced Samsung Series 7 Chronos, both in terms of price and the broad strokes of its spec sheet. The listing for the 6 (under the product code NP680Z5E-X01US) described a device with a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, AMD Radeon HD8770M GPU and a cavernous 1TB hard drive, along with Bluetooth 4.0, 720p webcam, Gigabit LAN, WiFi and WiDi support, as well as HDMI, VGA and USB 2.0/3.0 ports. A full-width backlit keyboard and 15.6-inch Full HD (1920x1080px) display are also included.

It’s unclear whether we’ll see other spec configurations on offer for the ATIV Book 6, but the version described above is expected to go on sale in the US for $1199.99… although as for when exactly it will be made available, your guess is as good as ours. 

Source and image: SammyHub | via Engadget

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