The new Ultrabook, which’ll be shown off at CES 2015, boasts many of the specs tipped to land in Apple’s rumoured update.
It has a 12.2-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 and has an impressive-sounding outdoor mode, allowing users to bump the brightness up to 700 nits.
It’s also got the new Intel Broadwell Core processors, which enable Samsung to build the model without a fan for the first time. This comes at the expense of a little power, but the fanless model is also expected to be a key spec when Apple launches its update.
At .46-inches thick and weighing in at 2.1lbs it's thinner and lighter than the 11-inch MacBook Air too.
The Ativ Book 9 will arrive with Windows 8.1 on board in the first quarter of 2015. There’ll be two models; one with 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD for $1,199 and a second which doubles down on both of those specs for $1,399. We're waiting on UK prices.
Apple has long been rumoured to launch a 12-inch MacBook Air packing Intel Broadwell chips, a fanless design and a Retina Display.
Samsung, it seems, has beaten its great rival to the punch. We’ll be checking in on the Samsung Ativ Book 9 2015 on the stand at CES, which kicks off in little over a week.