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Samsung ATIV Book 9 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 8GB Dec 2014
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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 true-to-life color... More
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Samsung ATIV Book 9 Ultrabook Review [Series 9 NP900X3E]

17 Reasons For

Samsung Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Samsung is one of the better rated laptop brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and Samsung also has good ratings for its medium processor core laptops.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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Four SATA Connectors

The ATIV Book 9 is a four SATA connector portable PC. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9 only have between two and three SATA connectors.

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Four SATA III Connectors

The ATIV Book 9 is a four SATA III connector laptop. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the ATIV Book 9 only have between two and three SATA III connectors.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The ATIV Book 9 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,100 megahertz) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the ATIV Book 9 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The ATIV Book 9 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Most medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the ATIV Book 9 the worst processor family is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ATIV Book 9 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago. Most 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. Laptops that were launched more than a year ago processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ATIV Book 9 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year. 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 across all medium processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

If the storage medium of this Samsung portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the DELL Latitude 12 E7250 (SSD).

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ATIV Book 9 the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.2GB. At 8 gigabytes, the ATIV Book 9 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (12GB).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ATIV Book 9 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ATIV Book 9 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The ATIV Book 9 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

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

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Across all the laptops of this type and age the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

At 55.5 watt-hours, the ATIV Book 9 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. The smallest battery capacity of medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 is 23Wh, the biggest is 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 47Wh.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 is one of the lighter medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the ATIV Book 9 amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The lightest comparable spec laptop that was launched more than a year ago is 940g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg.

Other laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Asus UX301LA (1.4kg).

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Narrow

With a width of only 319.6 millimeters, the ATIV Book 9 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. The average width of portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ATIV Book 9 is 360mm, and the widths range from 210mm to 430mm.

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5 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago is 290MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the ATIV Book 9 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ATIV Book 9 range from 1.7GB to 16GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ATIV Book 9.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 13.3 inches) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year have screen sizes of between 10" and 18".

Other 13.3" laptops currently available which you might also want to consider include the LG 13Z940 which has better reviews.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the DELL Latitude 14 E5450 ($425.00) (14").

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of laptops of a similar type and age to the ATIV Book 9 is 2.2GHz. At only 1.8 gigahertz, the ATIV Book 9 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released one year ago.

We compared all the other 1.8GHz processor clock speed portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think the Samsung ATIV Book 9 ($1,899.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo G50-70 (1.9GHz).

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung ATIV Book 9

Released Over Two Years Ago

Samsung released the ATIV Book 9 over two years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the ATIV Book 9 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 256GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 ($1,899.99).

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Specification

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Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Active Management Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Security
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

(187)
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 samsung np940z5kx01, samsung nt900x3qkd7, samsung np940x2lk01, samsung nt900x3qkd7s, samsung np940x2lk01u, samsung np940z5kx01u, samsung np940z5kx01us, samsung np940x2lk01us
Barcodes 00887276124094, 00887276124100
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