Samsung was curiously quiet on talking about specs with a couple of its newly announced PCs, and now we know why. Both the ATIV Book 9 Lite (affordable ultraportable) and ATIV One 5 Style (21.5-inch all-in-one) both feature AMD Kabini SoCs. As a refresher we're talking about four AMD Jaguar cores alongside an AMD GCN based GPU, all on a single die.

The ATIV Book 9 Lite features a 13.3-inch 1366 x 768 display, and will be available in touch and non-touch variants. The demo systems at Samsung's event had 4GB of DDR3 and a 128GB LiteOn SSD, although it's not clear if all shipping machines will use SSDs. We also don't know clock speeds at this point. In person the machine looks good and feels solid. We don't have any indication of pricing or availability yet unfortunately.

The ATIV One 5 Style on the other hand makes less of an attempt to hide the SoC vendor inside. The touch-enabled all-in-one features AMD's A6-5200 with four Jaguar cores running at up to 2.0GHz. The demo systems all featured hard drives. The 21.5-inch display features a 1920 x 1080 resolution and comes touch enabled. 

The Galaxy S 4 styling makes the jump to an all-in-one relatively well. The big deal with Kabini really boils down to pricing. In my editorial on the topic I mentioned that if OEMs can take Kabini's cost savings and in turn give the end user a better overall experience (e.g. better display, storage, etc...) then AMD will have a real winner on its hands. None of the Kabini based systems at Samsung's Premiere 2013 event looked or felt cheap at all, and in some cases they did have features that I wouldn't have otherwise expected on a value machine (E.g. SSD in the ATIV Book 9 Lite). All that remains is for Samsung to deliver on the pricing front.

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  • bleh0 - Thursday, June 20, 2013 - link

    Come on this is their entry level ultrabook/ultrathin anyone honestly expecting high ppi is not thinking right. As long as the performance is good your average user isn't going to care.
  • whyso - Thursday, June 20, 2013 - link

    And here we go again. Putting really low power chips (like bobcat but now jaguar) in desktop systems. An i3 is going to be better for that 21.5" system. Better CPU and GPU on an i3 ivy (HD 4000).
  • monstercameron - Friday, June 21, 2013 - link

    we have seen benchmarks for the a6-5200 yet and kabinis prices are lower, and BOM is lower(kabini is an soc, no fch).
  • anubis44 - Monday, June 24, 2013 - link

    Better CPU and GPU on an i3? Eh? What kind of crack are you smoking? The HD4000 will be blown away by the GCN Radeon cores. As for the i3, it's been shown time and again that the single-threaded performance of Intel chips is better than AMD's but this machine's APU has 4 integer cores, and virtually all newer software is recompiled to take advantage of additional cores. I seriously doubt the i3 would beat the Kabini in almost any benchmark that wasn't from from more than 5 years ago.
  • nissangtr786 - Monday, June 24, 2013 - link

    Are you serious. Thei i3 cpu will destroy that a6 for breakfast. An i3 3220 is about 60-80% faster then the a6 5200 at multithreaded tasks and the i3 3220 cpu consumes less electricity.
  • isigrim - Friday, June 21, 2013 - link

    They really deleted everything that stated AMD for the Book 9 Lite? Even the Device-String and CPU-Information is altered to exclude AMD from there.
    This is a Temash. 1 Ghz Base, 1,4 Ghz Turbo. Sad they did not include a Kabini there.

    But now we have one nice indication of how Intel´s Ultrabook-Fund works. Thanks for the Photos.
  • FwFred - Friday, June 21, 2013 - link

    Huh? Kabini and Temash are the same chip. Samsung simply chose the version with the power consumption appropriate for the chassis.
  • isigrim - Sunday, June 23, 2013 - link

    Same silicon, but nonetheless a different chip. Temash supports 1066 mhz Ram, Kabini 1600 Mhz. The A4-5000 has quite a bit more speed for CPU and GPU than the A6-1450 but should not draw considerably more power when doing normal work. It would be a nice improvement.

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