Amidst rumours and speculations about the Macbook Pro 2016, Samsung has announced two new laptops which is set to challenge Apple’s Macbook Pro and Macbook Air.

As reported on CNET, Samsung announced their newest laptops – the Samsung Ativ Book 9 Spin priced at $1,399 and the Ativ Book 9 Pro priced at $1,599. The two new laptops will soon be available for shipping in the United States on December.

The Ativ Book 9 Pro is a close competitor of the 15-inch Macbook Pro. According to the site, it has a powerful processor, Nvidia GeForce graphics and a 15.6-inch, 3,840×2, 160-pixel-resolution 4K touchscreen display.

On the other hand, the Ativ Book 9 Spin is “like a high-resolution touchscreen MacBook Air.” It has a 360-degree hinge which will allow the laptop to flip and serve as a tablet. According to the site, the hinges are definitely strong so you won’t have a problem flipping it.

Both laptops have high end specs; each laptop has a core i7 processors, 8 GB of Ram and 256GB of storage. Moreover, data transfer won’t be a problem because both the Spin and the Pro have three full-size USB 3.0 ports and 1 full-size HDMI port. The Ativ Book 9 Pro includes a full-size slot for SD cards.

The site mentioned that Samsung’s newest laptops have “rigid” aluminum unibody frames. Its responsive touch pads and keys make it a close rival of the Apple MacBooks.

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The 2016 MacBook Pro and MacBook Air are rumoured to introduce new high end specs. And if speculations are true, its upgraded features will include Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 graphic card, Type-C USB port, the latest Intel Skylake chip and run OS X El Capitan.

While tech aficionados are awaiting updates on the release of the MacBook Pro 2016, it was reported that the MacBook Air 2016 will be released in time for Christmas at a price of $1,500. Both 2016 MacBooks are reported to have similar specs but the MacBook Pro has a higher RAM.

Samsung and Apple’s flagship phones always battle for the top spot. As Samsung releases new high end laptops, will it bring a new competition with Apple?