Review: Samsung Ativ Book 6 goes big for gamers -- business users, too
A desktop replacement built for gaming, the 15-inch Book 6 is powerful, cool, quiet, and comfortableFollow @syegulalp
Software bundled with the Ativ Book 6 is a fairly typical mix of consumer-level trialware and utilities. You'll find a trial edition of Office 365 Home Premium, the Norton antivirus suite, and software for the Infineon TPM Security Platform. The last of those provides data protection via on-disk encryption, with the passwords protected by the system's TPM chip -- I'm not used to seeing this in a gamer-level notebook, but it'll be welcome to business users.
The Ativ Book 6 is at about the right price and feature point for both a gaming notebook and a modest desktop-replacement system. In terms of size, it's definitely no challenger to the smaller and lighter Ultrabook models out there -- including the Samsung Ativ Book 9. But the Ativ Book 6 is attractively and meticulously put together, it's light for its size, and for such a powerful system, it runs both cool and long.
|Price||Starts at $1,199 MSRP|
|Processor||Intel Core i7 3635QM 2.4GHz|
|Memory||8GB DDR3 1600MHz|
|Storage||1TB 5,400rpm SATA 2|
|Dimensions||14.75 x 8.84 x 0.97 inches|
|Display||15.6 inches @ 1,920 by 1,080 LED 300nit|
|Netflix battery rundown test||5 hours, 7 minutes|
|Ports||2 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0, 1 SD card slot, 1 RJ-45, 1 HDMI, 1 VGA, 1 audio|
|Radios||802.11a/b/g/n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0|
|Management features||5-point capacitive multitouch|
|Sandra 2013 score||4.6kPt|
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