On average notebook PCs from Samsung are rated 80%, which is in the top 34% of all notebook PC manufacturers that we have looked at.
Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
At 32 gigabytes, the ATIV Book 5 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years. Across all the ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 24GB.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Ultrabooks that have been around for a similar time to the ATIV Book 5 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 350 megahertz, the ATIV Book 5 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst ultrabooks of this age.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the ATIV Book 5, the ATIV Book 5 has a front camera.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The ATIV Book 5 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 5.
Across comparable types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
The Samsung ATIV Book 5 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (1.9 gigahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 5 the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 2.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.8GHz.
+6 More reasons for
L3 Processor Cache
This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.
Two USB 2.0 Ports
The ATIV Book 5 is a two USB 2.0 port portable PC.
802.11g WiFi Standard
This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.
Quite High Front Camera Resolution
The front camera resolutions of portable PCs of this age and type range from 0.3MP to 2MP. The Samsung ATIV Book 5 has one of the higher front camera resolutions (1.3 megapixels) amongst ultrabooks of this age.
The average width of ultrabooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the ATIV Book 5 is 330mm. The Samsung ATIV Book 5 is fairly narrow (only 315.1 millimeters) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ATIV Book 5.
11 Reasons Against
Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
The Samsung ATIV Book 5 is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).
Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
The Samsung ATIV Book 5 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The Samsung ATIV Book 5 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ATIV Book 5 also do not have a full-size keyboard.
Quite Small Screen Size
With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the ATIV Book 5 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst ultrabooks of this age. The average screen size of laptops of a similar age and spec to the ATIV Book 5 is 14".
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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.
Very Small Internal Memory
The ATIV Book 5 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst ultrabooks of this age. The internal memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago range from 4GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.8GB.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Samsung ATIV Book 5 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ATIV Book 5 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family
The Samsung ATIV Book 5 has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops of this age and spec. Portable PCs that have been around for more than two years processor families range from Intel Core i3-2xxx to Intel Core i7-3xxx.
Only One USB 3.0 Port
The ATIV Book 5 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and three USB 3.0 ports.
Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed
When compared to other laptops that were launched more than two years ago, the hard drive speed of the ATIV Book 5 of only 5,400 revolutions per minute is one of the slowest. Across all the ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.
Quite Small L3 Cache
With a L3 cache of only 3 megabytes, the ATIV Book 5 has a fairly small L3 cache compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The smallest L3 cache of similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ATIV Book 5 is 2MB and the biggest is 6MB.
4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung ATIV Book 5
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when Samsung released the ATIV Book 5.
Average Total Storage Capacity
The ATIV Book 5 has a relatively average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ATIV Book 5.
HDD Storage Medium
The Samsung ATIV Book 5 has an HDD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it. Most comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an SSD storage medium. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.
+2 Other reasons
With a weight of 1.5 kilograms, the Samsung ATIV Book 5 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ATIV Book 5.
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Intel HM76 Express, Intel HM76
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Installed
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Front Camera Resolution
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Mini VGA Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Samsung SideSync,S Player,S Gallery,S Camera,Evernote,Microsoft Office,Recovery,Norton Internet Security (60 days)
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Height At Front
Height At Rear
AC Adapter Included
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Lisa Gade reviews the Samsung ATIV Book 5 Ultrabook. The ATIV Book 5 is the renamed Series 5 Samsung model with a 14? LED backlit 1366 x 768 display and a 3rd gen Ivy Bridge Intel Core i5-3337U... Read more…
-Overall I am satisfied with $752 (total price with tax) and $140 for the 16 GB Memory, so ~ $900 for a lightweight mobile system that can run VMs is a steal.
Deducted 1 Egg due to the Quality... Read more…