Bring clarity to your business with the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Ultrabook for business. Its QHD + display is 4 times sharper than full HD and features 350-nit SuperBright technology. And SideSync lets...
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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.
Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 range from 1.7GB to 16GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ATIV Book 9.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The ATIV Book 9 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.
Quite Big Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the ATIV Book 9 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the ATIV Book 9. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.
The ATIV Book 9 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most laptops of this age and type. Most 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.
An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs of this spec and age.
An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across similar types of portable PC.
If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Elitebook 820 G2 (SSD), or the EliteBook 820 G2 ($729.99) (SSD) both from HP.
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Has a Front Camera
The ATIV Book 9 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that came out more than a year ago also have a front camera.
L3 Processor Cache
This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
Portable PCs of this spec and age have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m². With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the ATIV Book 9 has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst portable PCs of this age.
Quite Big Battery Capacity
The battery capacities of comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 range from 37mAh to 8,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,600mAh. The ATIV Book 9 has a fairly big battery capacity (5,880 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the ATIV Book 9.
At only 1.1 kilograms, the ATIV Book 9 is very light compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ATIV Book 9. Portable PCs of this age and spec have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg.
Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the DELL XPS 13 (1.2kg), or the LG 13Z940 (980g).
The narrowest laptop of a similar age and type to the ATIV Book 9 is 28mm wide, the widest is 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. The width of the ATIV Book 9 of only 218.4 millimeters is one of the narrowest amongst laptops of a comparable type and age to the ATIV Book 9.
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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz. The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 900 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ATIV Book 9 have a full-size keyboard, however the Samsung ATIV Book 9 does not have a full-size keyboard.
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
The average total storage capacity of laptops that have been around for a similar time to the ATIV Book 9 is 550GB. The ATIV Book 9 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.
If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the T450s (180GB), or the X1 Carbon (180GB) both from Lenovo.
Quite Small Screen Size
The ATIV Book 9 has a quite small screen size (only 13.3 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9. The screen sizes of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ATIV Book 9 range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".
Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the Toshiba Z40 (14").
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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Samsung ATIV Book 9 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Quite Low Front Camera Resolution
At only 0.92 megapixels, the ATIV Book 9 has a fairly low front camera resolution compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 2MP.
Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory
The smallest maximum internal memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ATIV Book 9 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB. The ATIV Book 9 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.
Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
The slowest maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ATIV Book 9 is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. At only 2.7 gigahertz, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ATIV Book 9.
Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity
The Samsung ATIV Book 9 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop.
Only 802.11a WiFi Standard
The ATIV Book 9 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Laptops of this age and type WiFi standards range from IEEE 802.11a (worst) to 802.11n (best).
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.
4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung ATIV Book 9
Released Over a Year Ago
This notebook PC was released over a year ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.2 gigahertz, the ATIV Book 9 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.
Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the HP EliteBook 820 ($369.99) (2.3GHz).
Average Battery Life
At 10 hours, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a pretty typical battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the ATIV Book 9.
If you are looking for a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the T450 ($1,000.00) (10.08h), or the T450 (10.08h) both from Lenovo.
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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 notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-5xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
200U, I5-5200U, 520
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Cache Type
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 5500
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Dolby Home Theater
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Front Camera Resolution
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Micro HDMI Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Ambient Light Sensor
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
Microsoft Office, Norton Internet Security
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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