The Ativbook 9 is NOT a MBP Competitor
The Verge really ran a click bait headline to compare this to the MBP.
It mentioned the AB9 had inferior specs. The reason is:
It doesn't compete with the MBP!
It's an ultraportable like the MBA. It has similar specs to the air and is very thin and light.
If they wanted to talk about a Pro competitor that would be the Series 7 (AB8?).
Comparisons ought to be valid.