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Samsung ATIV Book 9 4 Core 1.8GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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4 1.8GHz 4GB 128GB Mar 2015
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7 Reasons For

Samsung Laptops Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Samsung laptops and also specifically for Samsung many processor core portable PCs and found that in both cases Samsung had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a front camera, as do most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ATIV Book 9.

There are a number of alternative laptops with a front camera currently available which you might also want to consider including the Samsung NP905S3G[plb_1609044_price] which has better reviews.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it. Most many processor core portable 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 many processor core portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

The worst storage medium amongst comparable types of portable PC is HDD.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including the NP905S3G[pl_1609044_price], or the NP905S3G[pl_1609044_price] both from Samsung which has better reviews.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the ATIV Book 9 is fairly light compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ATIV Book 9. The weights of many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9 range from 980g to 4.2kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg.

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Narrow

With a width of only 322.6 millimeters, the ATIV Book 9 is quite narrow compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ATIV Book 9. Portable PCs of this spec and age have widths of between 260mm and 430mm, and the average width is 380mm.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of this type and age.

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13 Reasons Against

Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

Most laptops of this spec and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the ATIV Book 9 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The ATIV Book 9 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the ATIV Book 9 has one of the smallest total storage capacity amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ATIV Book 9 the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 2.2TB.

Other 128GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Samsung NP905S3G[plb_1609044_price].

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the DELL Latitude 3150[plb_2900339_price] (250GB).

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Quite Small Screen Size

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a quite small screen size (only 13.3 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the ATIV Book 9. The smallest screen size of laptops of this age and type is 10" and the biggest is 18".

Alternative 13.3" notebook PCs currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Samsung NP905S3G[plb_1609044_price].

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ATIV Book 9 is 2.3GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1.3GHz to 3.1GHz. At only 1.8 gigahertz, the ATIV Book 9 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire E3-112[plb_2929288_price] (1.83GHz).

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9.

Other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available which you might want to look at include the Samsung NP905S3G[plb_1609044_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a very small battery capacity (only 30 watt-hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ATIV Book 9. Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ATIV Book 9 the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 2,700Wh, and the average battery capacity is 77Wh.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ATIV Book 9, the ATIV Book 9 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think the HP Pro[plb_2883384_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Very Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the ATIV Book 9 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ATIV Book 9 have processor caches of between 2MB and 8MB.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most many processor core portable PCs that were released more than a year ago have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the ATIV Book 9 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The ATIV Book 9 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ATIV Book 9 have one USB 2.0 port, including the ATIV Book 9 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The ATIV Book 9 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. Most portable PCs that were released around the same time as it have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard across all portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ATIV Book 9.

Across comparable types of laptop the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.

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1 Other reason to consider the Samsung ATIV Book 9

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Samsung released the ATIV Book 9.

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Expert Reviews

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers apple a61450, apple a61450m, apple samsungativbook9litenetworkcard10100100
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