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Samsung ATIV Book 9 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Apr 2015
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Pixel Perfection The ATIV Book 9 Plus packes 275 pixels per inch into its stunning 3200 x 1800 high-resolution display. The Quad HD+ touchscreen is 2.8 times sharper than Full HD and with... More
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12 Reasons For

Samsung Has Good Laptop Reviews

We checked 1,874 expert and user reviews for Samsung portable PCs and found that on average Samsung has good ratings. We also found that Samsung has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core laptops range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ATIV Book 9 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of this age and type. This Samsung portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ATIV Book 9 has a better storage medium than most medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago. This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most medium processor core laptops that have been available for 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 medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the ATIV Book 9.

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

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Latitude 12 E7250 (SSD).

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Has a Front Camera

The ATIV Book 9 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ATIV Book 9.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ATIV Book 9 which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

The ATIV Book 9 has a very big battery capacity (7,300 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9. The smallest battery capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ATIV Book 9 is 37mAh and the biggest is 9,300mAh.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

Portable PCs of this age and spec have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m². The ATIV Book 9 has one of the brighter display brightnesss (350 candellas per square meter) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 is 47Wh. At 55.5 watt-hours, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the ATIV Book 9.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 is quite light compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9. The average weight of laptops that were released one year ago is 2kg, and the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Asus UX301LA (1.4kg).

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Narrow

At only 319.5 millimeters, the ATIV Book 9 is quite narrow compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9. The narrowest laptop of this age and type is 210mm wide, the widest is 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9 have a full-size keyboard, however the ATIV Book 9 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 2TB. With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 has one of the smallest total storage capacity amongst portable PCs of this age.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the T450s (180GB), or the ThinkPad X250 (180GB) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9 is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 15". The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a quite small screen size (only 13.3 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo L450 (14").

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the ATIV Book 9 has a very small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9. Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it. This notebook PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. The Wi-Fi standard of all similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9 ranges from IEEE 802.11a (worst) to 802.11n (best).

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Samsung ATIV Book 9

Released Over a Year Ago

Samsung released the ATIV Book 9 over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a pretty average processor clock speed (2.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

If you would prefer a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the DELL Latitude 12 E5250 (2.3GHz), or the Lenovo L450 (2.3GHz).

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Average Battery Life

At 10 hours, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a fairly typical battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the ATIV Book 9.

We compared all the other 10h battery life notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think the Toshiba Satellite Z30 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a longer battery life that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo T450 (10.08h).

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9.

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Specification

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Processor Model
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Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
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Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
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PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
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PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Screen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
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Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
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Packaging Data
Interface Adapters Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers np900x3, np900x3k, samsung np940x3gk01, samsung np940x3gk01u, samsung np940x3gk01us
Barcodes 00887276093505
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