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Samsung ATIV Book 9 1.8GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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1.8GHz 4GB 128GB SSD Mar 2015
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8 Reasons For

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Based on 1,874 owner and expert reviews, Samsung has good reviews for its laptops. Samsung also has good reviews specifically within its portable PCs range compared to other manufacturers.

Has a Front Camera

The ATIV Book 9 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ATIV Book 9 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ATIV Book 9 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The battery lifes of laptops of a comparable type and age to the ATIV Book 9 range from 4h to 13h. With a battery life of 12.5 hours, the ATIV Book 9 has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ATIV Book 9.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ATIV Book 9 has a better storage medium than most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Samsung laptop has an SSD storage medium, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across similar types of portable PC.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including the Chromebook 11 2955u, or the Chromebook 11 2955u both from DELL which has better reviews.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 is fairly light compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than a year ago. The lightest notebook PC that has been around for more than a year is 1.3kg heavy, the heaviest is 2.9kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.

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Very Narrow

The ATIV Book 9 is fairly narrow (only 322.6 millimeters) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The widths of laptops of a similar age and spec to the ATIV Book 9 range from 300mm to 420mm.

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Very Thin

With a height of only 17.95 millimeters, the ATIV Book 9 is one of the thinner comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the ATIV Book 9 amongst portable PCs of this age. Portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ATIV Book 9 have heights of between 17mm and 37mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The ATIV Book 9 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 590GB.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the E550 ($319.99) (500GB), or the G50-45 (1TB) both from Lenovo.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 range from 4GB to 8GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs of this type and age do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Samsung ATIV Book 9 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 the battery capacities range from 30Wh to 51Wh, and the average battery capacity is 39Wh. With a battery capacity of only 30 watt-hours, the ATIV Book 9 has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Only Two Battery Cells

The ATIV Book 9 is a two battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ATIV Book 9 have between two and five battery cells.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ATIV Book 9 have one USB 3.0 port, including the Samsung ATIV Book 9 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The ATIV Book 9 is a one USB 2.0 port laptop.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The ATIV Book 9 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most laptops that are a similar age to it. Most similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it have an 802.11b WiFi standard.

This portable PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ATIV Book 9.

The best Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of portable PC is 802.11n.

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Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The ATIV Book 9 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ATIV Book 9.

The worst display resolution across comparable types of laptop is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung ATIV Book 9

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Samsung released the ATIV Book 9.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the ATIV Book 9 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ATIV Book 9.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo G50-45 (2GHz).

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Average Screen Size

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a relatively standard screen size (13.3 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the G50-45 (15.6"), or the E550 ($319.99) (15.6") both from Lenovo.

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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 Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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Expert Reviews

(186)
14 January 2016

Samsung's 15-inch ATIV Book 9 Pro features an attractive aluminum body and a bright UHD screen, but weak battery life and underpowered graphics prevent it from being a top pick...

Bright and colorful UHD screen
Attractive aluminum design
Lots of ports
Solid speakers
Good overall performance
Short battery life
Older, slower discrete graphics
No configuration options
No 16GB RAM configuration
14 January 2016

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Pro does not have a sexy name, nor has it been the subject of extensive ad backing by the company that makes it. This computer isn't the epitome of mind-blowing uniqueness... Read more…

1 January 2016

The Samung ATIV Book 9 Spin is one of the most elegant, attractive, slim and light 13" Ultrabooks on the market. Despite its incredibly slim design it's also very rigid and strong--no need to baby... Read more…

Stunning design, extremely slim and light yet powerful
Lovely display, great trackpad and very good keyboard
Featherweight frame
Incredibly thin
Stunning 4K screen
A bit expensive, attracts fingerprints
A bit expensive
Limited customization options
Mushy keyboard
29 December 2015

It's not cheap at $1,599, but Samsung's flagship 4K desktop replacement can handle any office or creative task (and do a fair job of 1080p gaming). Read More?...

17 December 2015

The new Samsung Series 9 has 1080p right out of the box, versus wired to a 1080p display. Samsung's recent announcement, their Series 9 Premium Ultrabook, has a 13-inch SuperBright display panel,... Read more…

The Samsung Ativ Book 9 is still one of the smallest and best-built Windows 8 ultrabooks around, and has a crisp 1080p display
Incredibly Thin Form Factor
Long Battery Life
High Quality Touchpad
Medidas reduzidas 160
It lacks a touch screen, and battery life is disappointing for such an expensive laptop
Expensive
No TouchDisplay
SSD com apenas 128 GB
Sensor de luz ambiente muito sensvel
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User Reviews

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Reviewed 7 March 2014 by DProp
DProp would recommend the Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus 940X3G

I purchased this model after having the i5 version for a couple of weeks. It was great, but realizing this was a keeper, I upgraded to the i7 version since I plan to keep this a long time. The... Read more…

Reviewed 17 November 2015 by Albs
Albs would recommend the Samsung Ativ Book 9 Spin 940X3L

Pros + Premium build + Responsive touch pad + Fast and responsive operation + Beautiful Screen + Works perfectly as a laptop and very well as a tablet Cons - Battery life Really loving this... Read more…

Reviewed 22 November 2015 by Ohhhhhyues
Ohhhhhyues would recommend the Samsung Ativ Book 9 Spin 940X3L

I bought this computer to replace my 2011 MacBook Pro. I wanted a Windows laptop for school and work related purposes and I didn't need the performance from a quad core processor. I wanted... Read more…

Reviewed 18 November 2015 by Aimhigher
Aimhigher would recommend the Samsung Ativ Book 9 Spin 940X3L

Purchased this machine after reading about in the world of tech news. I've been looking for a portable windows machine, and the requirements were: the new Skylake, minimum 8GB RAM, and a killer... Read more…

Reviewed 11 June 2014 by BrandonBGood
BrandonBGood would recommend the Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus 940X3G (Verified Purchase)

What's not to love about this ultrabook? Sleek styling, touch screen, speakers, and the components. This guy is a little on the pricey side, however, you can pay more for an Macbook pro and not... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers 905s3kk03, apple a61450, apple a61450m, samsung np940x3gk01, samsung np940x3gk01u, samsung np940x3gk01us, apple samsungativbook9litenetworkcard10100100
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