Gadget: Samsung ATIV Book 9 series

COME TO LITE. There’s simply no stopping Samsung from being the fairy godmother of modern gadgets.

ATIV Book 9 Lite (1)_White


New products seemingly hit the stores every other day. And trailing behind the ubiquitous smartphones are the notebooks of various models and specs. The ATIV Book 9 series is one of the latest talks, with two similar variants launched at the same time: Book 9 Plus and Book 9 Lite. The difference in price is pretty striking, though, and can be taken as a telltale sign for the lesser quality of the more affordable one, the Book 9 Lite. Able to flat out the 13.3-inch display, the plastic-cased laptop weighs 1.5kg and runs on Windows 8. Despite many existing ports from USB 2.0 and 3.0 to audio and micro-HDMI, its slim profile does invite envious looks.