In addition to a curved monitor and a pair of omnidirectional speakers, Samsung unveils new 2015 ultra-thin laptop and also a fixed all-in-one desktop with curved screen ahead of CES.

Samsung Ativ Book 9: 11.5mm, 950g and 12.2 inch high resolution screen
Samsung launches an ultra portable laptop with "Retina" screen in competition with Apple. The new generation of Ativ Book 9 Ultrabook measures only 11.5mm thick, weighs only 950g, but it certainly has a beautiful 12.2-inch screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. It is the equivalent of Retina (doubling of pixels along the horizontal and vertical axis) screen with 1280 x 800 pixels, and which corresponds to a resolution of 240 pixels/inch. This screen standard delivers a maximum brightness of 350 cd/m², it features an outdoor mode to bring it to a 700 cd/m².

To achieve such finesse, Samsung has unsurprisingly used aluminum but also and especially to the new Intel Core processors M Broadwell architecture, low-performance processors, but at the height of common uses for a lower TDP than or equal to 6W (unknown exact reference). The computer is also cooled without using a fan.

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Ultrabook

As usual for announcements made ahead of CES, there are few details, but we know this time that Samsung has focused on audio, with a DAC Wolfson, whose autonomy can reach 10h 30min and finally we know the prices and the approximate launch date, at least in the United States. The Samsung Ativ Book 9 will be on sale during the first quarter of 2015 to $1200 with 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD, or $1,400 for 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD.

Samsung Ativ One 7: an all-in-one curved screen and built-in TV tuner card
Samsung has also introduced the Ativ One 7, the first all-in-one desktop with curved screen. The device clearly shows the features of the monitor model S27D590C launched last September, but adds the necessary components to make it self-sustaining.

So we find a 27-inch TN panel providing a modest Full HD. Its radius of curvature is only 4m. The screen contains an unspecified Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and a hybrid storage medium consisting of a hard disk of 1TB operating at 5400 rev/min and an undisclosed amount of memory cache to flash speed up transfers. In addition to the usual USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet port and Wi-Fi connectivity, the computer features an antenna connection, indicating that embeds (perhaps only option) a TV tuner.

This Samsung Ativ One 7 will also be launched in the first quarter of 2015 at a retail price of $1,300.

Samsung ATIV One 7 All-in-One Desktop PC