Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus High-resolution display boasts 3,200-by-1,800 resolution and 10-finger touch. Slim lightweight design. Premium materials. Fourth-generation Intel Core i5 processor and 128GB solid-state drive keep things speedy. Long battery life. Dual-band Wi-Fi. Hinge stands up to touch but still opens wide. The Ativ Book 9 Plus laptop has a sturdy, slim design, ultra-high-res touch screen, and really good battery life. The ATIV Book 9 Plus delivers bright images with deep, saturated colors and wide viewing angles. Everything has a sort of knife-edge sharpness that makes you not want to look away. The ATIV Book 9 Plus lasted 7 hours and 54 minutes on a charge.
But, A bit heavier than other ultraportables; Some bloatware .Costs several hundred more than we’d prefer; shrunken HDMI port; doesn’t convert to a tablet form -- strictly a laptop.
The bottom line: Samsung's ATIV Book 9 Plus is a gorgeous, aluminum-clad ultraportable with a vibrant quad-HD touch screen and fairly strong battery life. 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. Specifications
ProcessorIntel 4th gen Core i5
Display Type13 in
Max Resolution3200 x 1800
Graphics ProcessorIntel HD 4400
Weight3.06 lbs Price $1,399 VS HP Envy Spectre XT Slim and lightweight, the HP Envy Spectre XT is portable, well-built, and easy to use, with a great keyboard.The 13.3-inch HD screen held up pretty well under the hall lights, and surprisingly wasn't covered by smears and fingerprints, despite the array of global tech hacks giving it a quick fondle.Other notable hardware inclusions are its 256GB mSATA SSD, an HP TrueVision HD Webcam, and Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi, USB 3.0 and HDMI. You can expect a battery life of around 8 hours.
But, The design doesn't stand out as much as the original Spectre's did, and its battery life won't get you through an entire day. From a premium product, we'd expect a higher screen resolution.
The bottom line: A high-end laptop at a mainstream price, the HP Envy Spectre XT gets much of the look and feel right, with only a few missteps. Specifications
ProcessorIntel 3rd Gen Core i3
Hard Drive128 GB
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Display Type13.3 in
Weight3.07 lbs Price;$999 VS Apple MacBook Pro The screen is very good, with rich, vibrant colours and great viewing angles, and although not as light and thin as a MacBook Air, the 13-inch MacBook Pro is very portable. The new 13-inch MacBook Pro has a faster third-gen Intel Core i5 processor, and USB 3.0 ports.
But, There's no opportunity to pick a faster processor, for example. It's a pity the entry-level model only uses a Core i5 too, instead of the more powerful Core i7 processors used in the rest of the MacBook Pro range. Not much else has changed: the price, battery life, and older, thicker appearance, however well designed, remain the same.
The bottom line :The 13-inch MacBook Pro is ideal for those who need a little more configurability and storage than the MacBook Air can offer, but also need a very portable machine. While the 13-inch MacBook Pro remains a well-built laptop, it's fallen behind the MacBook Air and Retina Display MacBook Pro in design, lacks higher-end upgrades, and feels too expensive compared with the competition. Specifications
ProcessorIntel 3rd Gen Core i5 2.5 GHz ( Dual-Core )( 3.1 GHz )
Memory4 GB/ 8 GB (max)
Hard Drive500 GB - 5400 rpm- Serial ATA-300
Operating SystemApple Mac OS X Mountain Lion
Display Type13.3 in
Max Resolution1280 x 800 ( WXGA )
Graphics ProcessorIntel HD Graphics 4000 Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0
Optical DriveDVD±RW (±R DL) Price;$1,199