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Samsung ATIV Book 9
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Samsung ATIV Book 9 2 Core Intel Core M 0.9GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.2" Laptop

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2 Intel Core M 0.9GHz 8GB Mar 2015
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The Samsung ATIV Book 9 connects you to your work and entertainment on the go with a hyper-real display and studio-quality audio, all packed into an impressively thin, lightweight design. The... More
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17 Reasons For

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Samsung is one of the better rated notebook PC manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Samsung also has good ratings for its medium processor core laptops.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the 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 around the same time as the ATIV Book 9. Similar spec notebook PCs that came out 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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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 is 100MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (300 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the ATIV Book 9.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

Portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago have battery lifes of between 2.5h and 33h. At 12.5 hours, the ATIV Book 9 has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9.

If this Samsung notebook PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook E734 (13h) which also has a higher rating.

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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 portable PCs of this type and age. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs of this type and age. Most laptops of a comparable age and type 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.

This laptop's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

The worst storage medium across similar types of laptop is HDD.

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

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB. At 8 gigabytes, the ATIV Book 9 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the ATIV Book 9.

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Has a Front Camera

The ATIV Book 9 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ATIV Book 9 also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ATIV Book 9 have between 8 and 767 solid-state drive capacity, including the ATIV Book 9 which has 256 solid-state drive capacity.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The ATIV Book 9 has a quite bright display brightness (350 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The display brightnesss of medium processor core laptops that were launched 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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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ATIV Book 9 have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB. At 4 megabytes, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the ATIV Book 9.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

Medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the ATIV Book 9 have battery capacities of between 37mAh and 9,300mAh. At 4,700 milliamperes * hour, the ATIV Book 9 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ATIV Book 9.

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Light

When compared to other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year, the ATIV Book 9's weight of only 948 grams is one of the lightest. The lightest similar spec portable PC that was launched more than a year ago is 940g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg.

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Narrow

When compared to other laptops of this spec and age that we have assessed, the ATIV Book 9's width of only 212.6 millimeters is one of the narrowest. Across all the medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago the widths range from 210mm to 430mm.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 850 megahertz) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 970MHz.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

When compared to other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9 that we have assessed the processor clock speed of, the ATIV Book 9's processor clock speed of only 0.9 gigahertz is one of the slowest. The processor clock speeds of medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9 range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the ATIV Book 9 which have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Screen Size

When compared to other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the ATIV Book 9 that we have assessed, the ATIV Book 9's screen size of only 12.2 inches is one of the smallest. The smallest screen size of medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the ATIV Book 9 is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 15".

If this Samsung laptop screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo X250 ($1,641.76) (12.5").

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ATIV Book 9 range from 16GB to 2TB. The ATIV Book 9 has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the HP ProBook 640 ($299.99) (320GB).

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Only Intel Core M Processor Family

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has an Intel Core M processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most laptops of this age and spec. Across all portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ATIV Book 9 the processor family ranges from AMD E to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Only Two Battery Cells

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 is a two battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 have between two and eight battery cells.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 35 watt-hours, the ATIV Book 9 has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The battery capacities of laptops of a comparable type and age to the ATIV Book 9 range from 23Wh to 120Wh.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ATIV Book 9 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the ATIV Book 9 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The smallest maximum internal memory of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 is 2.9GHz. The maximum turbo frequency of the ATIV Book 9 of only 2.4 gigahertz is one of the slowest amongst notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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1 Other reason to consider the Samsung ATIV Book 9

Released Over a Year Ago

This Samsung laptop has been on the market for over a year.

Specification

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Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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Processor Memory Channel
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
Processor Codename
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Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
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Memory
Internal Memory
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Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
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Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Brightness
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HD Type
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
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
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Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
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Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
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Battery
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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers np930x2, np930x2k
Barcodes 00887276093475
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