Ultra-HD displays which offer up to 4K resolutions are much crisper and more impressive than older 1080p panels. However, the laptop market is a little short of this technology at the moment, which is why the announcement of two new high-resolution models from Samsung is so exciting.
Each of the new members of the Ativ Book range comes with an impressive display as well as innovative hardware. So now may be the time to trade in a laptop with a last-generation screen and see what 4K has to offer.
Ativ Book 9 Spin
The smaller of the two new models features a 13.3 inch screen which is technically a 3K display rather than being true 4K, with 3200×1800 pixels. This is still far more than you will find on full HD rivals. And this model even has a special hinge that lets the screen flip right around to the other side of the laptop, making it easier to use in a variety of modes.
A Core i7 processor from Intel, 8GB of RAM and a solid-state hard drive with a 256GB capacity round off the hardware features of the Ativ Book 9 Spin. And it is set to sell for around £900-£1000 when it is released later in the month, making it a high-end model that can be made cheaper if you trade in a laptop for cash.
Ativ Book 9 Pro
The larger 15.6 inch version of the Ativ Book 9 comes with the true 4K resolution of 3840×2160, meaning it will make the most out of Ultra-HD content from a variety of sources. And with a dedicated GeForce GTX 950M graphics card from Nvidia under the surface, it will be an impressive visual performer for media playback and gaming alike.
Measuring just 0.7 inches thick, it is surprisingly svelte and lightweight, ensuring that rival models, including the XPS 15 from Dell, are given a run for their money.
To trade in a laptop is easy: you just need to search for the specific model you own and find out how much it is worth. You can then send it to us free of charge and receive quick payment for your old portable PC.