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Samsung Electronics has unveiled three new Windows 8 PCs under the recently expanded ATIV brand; the ATIV Book 9 Plus, ATIV Book 9 Lite and the ATIV One 5 Style.

Simon Stanford, Vice President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland said: “With a unique combination of stylish design, cutting-edge technology and seamless convergence capabilities, the ATIV brand redefines personal computing. These new products offer our customers even more choice, as well as added convenience allowing them to stay connected at all times, wherever they are.”

Built with SideSync technology, the new ATIV PCs allow you to share content with your Samsung smartphone. The new products also feature HomeSync Lite, which transforms the PCs hard drive into a personal cloud server, so you can back-up personal files, photos and videos from your portable devices, such as your mobile phone or tablet, to your PC and then access them remotely via your mobile device.


ATIV Book 9 Plus


The ATIV Book 9 Plus is an updated version of the popular ATIV Book 9, renowned for its ultra thin and lightweight form factor and design. Taking this device to the next level, the ATIV Book 9 Plus has a premium finish with an aluminium, uni-body design, and a Windows 8 optimised touch screen.

With a premium QHD+ (3200 X 1800) display and twelve hours of battery life, the ATIV Book 9 Plus means you can stay productive for longer on a single charge. It boots up from cold in less than six seconds and wakes up from sleep in under one second, allowing you to access the information and programmes you need almost straight away. Productivity is further enhanced by Samsung’s SideSync technology, making it easy to share content between your ATIV Book 9 Plus and Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

ATIV Book 9 Lite


Built with cutting edge technology, including a ten-point touchscreen, Quad Core Processor and a 256GB SSD, the ATIV Book 9 Lite has both premium features and overall value. Weighing three and a half pounds and measuring less than an inch thick, the ATIV Book 9 Lite is great whether you are a seasoned business traveller or find yourself out and about a lot for work. It also supports Samsung SideSync technology for easy interaction between your PC and smartphone.

ATIV One 5 Style


An all-in-one desktop PC, the ATIV One 5 Style has been built in the style of the Samsung Galaxy range and has a minimalist, sophisticated design that perfectly complements any living room or home office.

The full HD (1920×1080) touch screen makes this an ideal PC for viewing photos and videos, and with Samsung SideSync technology, you can easily share content between your PC and smartphone devices.

With HomeSync Lite you can also back-up, manage and access content via your smartphone as well as privately manage individual accounts, making it a hub for the entire family.

The ATIV Book 9 Plus, ATIV Book 9 Lite and ATIV One 5 Style will all be available to buy in the UK from selected retailers later this year.

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com