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Samsung ATIV Book 9 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Mar 2015
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19 Reasons For

Samsung Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

On average Samsung medium processor core laptops have good reviews compared to other brands as do all portable PCs built by Samsung.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago. Laptops that were launched around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 10GB.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the laptops of this age and type the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. At 2.4 gigahertz, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the ThinkPad X250 (2.6GHz and cheaper), or the ThinkPad T450 ($1,619.25) (2.6GHz and cheaper) both from Lenovo or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (2.6GHz and cheaper).

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Quite Long Battery Life

Portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ATIV Book 9 have battery lifes of between 2.5h and 33h, and the average battery life is 8.7h. The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a fairly long battery life (12.5 hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released one year ago.

If you are looking for a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (14h), the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (16h), or the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 (21.8h) which is also cheaper.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops of a similar age and spec to the ATIV Book 9 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the ATIV Book 9 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ATIV Book 9. Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.2GB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including the Toshiba Tecra Z40 which is cheaper; or the Toshiba Satellite Z30, or the Samsung ATIV Book 9 which has better reviews.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the ZBook 15 ($2,196.45) (16GB), or the 15 (16GB) both from HP.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ATIV Book 9 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Most medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to 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 actually the best storage medium amongst all medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Elitebook 1040 G2, or the Elitebook 1040 G2 both from HP or the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Tecra Z50 (SSD), or the HP EliteBook 820 (SSD).

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

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

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Has a Front Camera

The ATIV Book 9 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this type and age also have a front camera.

There are a number of alternative laptops with a front camera currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper portable PCs such as the X250 ($350.00), or the X240 both from Lenovo.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the HP EliteBook 820 is also worth considering.

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L3 Processor Cache

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

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Very Big Battery Capacity

At 7,300 milliamperes * hour, the ATIV Book 9 has a very big battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The smallest battery capacity of laptops that were released one year ago is 37mAh and the biggest is 9,300mAh.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the ATIV Book 9 has a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen to this notebook PC and we think the DELL XPS 15 ($989.99) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to consider include the HP EliteBook 850, or the Lenovo X1 Carbon.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The ATIV Book 9 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the ATIV Book 9 has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The display brightnesss of similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m².

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the ATIV Book 9 is 3.1MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the ATIV Book 9 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 55 watt-hours, the ATIV Book 9 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the ATIV Book 9. The battery capacities of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ATIV Book 9 range from 23Wh to 120Wh.

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Very Light

The weights of similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the ATIV Book 9 is one of the lighter similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Toshiba Tecra Z40 (1.5kg and cheaper), or the HP EliteBook 820 G1 (1.3kg and cheaper).

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Narrow

At only 319.6 millimeters, the ATIV Book 9 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. The widths of medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 range from 210mm to 430mm.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The ATIV Book 9 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the ATIV Book 9.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider include the ThinkPad X250, or the T430 both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Tecra Z40 which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The average screen size of laptops that have been available for a similar time to the ATIV Book 9 is 15", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 18". The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a fairly small screen size (only 13.3 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the ATIV Book 9.

We compared this laptop to all the other 13.3" portable PCs and we think the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A which is cheaper; or the Toshiba Satellite Z30 which has better reviews are also worth considering.

If this laptop screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (14"), or the Lenovo ThinkPad T450 (14") which is also cheaper.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the ATIV Book 9 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9. The smallest total storage capacity of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9 is 16GB and the biggest is 2TB.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 256GB total storage capacity laptops and we think the Toshiba Tecra Z40 which is cheaper; or the Toshiba Satellite Z30 which has better reviews are also worth considering.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the X240 (500GB), or the ThinkPad W550 (500GB) both from Lenovo or the HP EliteBook 820 (500GB) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the ATIV Book 9 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. The ATIV Book 9 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The ATIV Book 9 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago. This portable PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago have an 802.11n WiFi standard. Portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ATIV Book 9 WiFi standards range from IEEE 802.11a (worst) to 802.11n (best).

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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1 Other reason to consider the Samsung ATIV Book 9

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over a year.

Specification

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Intel Visual 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?...

6 November 2015

Lightweight, high in resolution and performance, Samsung's latest Ativ Book 9 Spin delivers on everything you want from an Ultrabook with an extra hybridization feature...

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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 256gbs, np900x3, 256gbss, 256gbssd, np900x3k, np900x3ks01, np900x3ks01u, np900x3ks01us, samsung nt900x3qkd7, samsung nt900x3qkd7s
Barcodes 08872760887922, 08872760934992
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