Microsoft Store offers the 3.06-lb. Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus Intel Haswell Core i5 1.6GHz 13.3" Touchscreen Ultrabook in Mineral Ash Black, model no. NP940X3G-K03US, for $1,099 with free shipping. That's $126 under our August mention of a similar ATIV Book 9 Plus and $161 under the lowest total price we could find for a similarly configured ATIV Book 9 elsewhere now. It features an Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz Haswell dual-core processor, 13.3" 3200x1800 touchscreen LCD, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 802.11a/n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, webcam, USB 3.0, 4-cell battery, and Windows 8 64-bit (with a free 8.1 upgrade). Note that no optical drive is included.
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