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Samsung ATIV Book 9 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Apr 2015
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Pixel Perfection 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... More
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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ATIV Book 9 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This Samsung notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs of this age and spec ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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SSD Storage Medium

The ATIV Book 9 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most portable PCs of this age and spec 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 across all portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ATIV Book 9.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst similar types of laptop.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Elitebook 820 G2 (SSD), or the EliteBook 820 G2 (SSD) both from HP.

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Has a Front Camera

The ATIV Book 9 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ATIV Book 9.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the ATIV Book 9 has a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

Portable PCs of this age and spec have battery capacities of between 37mAh and 8,700mAh. When compared to other notebook PCs that were released one year ago that we have checked, the battery capacity of the ATIV Book 9 of 7,300 milliamperes * hour is one of the biggest.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

At 350 candellas per square meter, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than a year. The dimmest display brightness of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 is 200 cd/m², the brightest is 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m².

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the ATIV Book 9 range from 23Wh to 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh. The ATIV Book 9 has a quite big battery capacity (55.5 watt-hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ATIV Book 9.

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Very Light

At only 1.4 kilograms, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 is fairly light compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ATIV Book 9. The lightest medium processor core notebook PC that has been on the market for a similar time to the ATIV Book 9 is 940g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Samsung ATIV Book 9 (1.4kg).

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Narrow

At only 319.5 millimeters, the ATIV Book 9 is quite narrow compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9 have widths of between 28mm and 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. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age do have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 128 gigabytes, the ATIV Book 9 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the ATIV Book 9. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ATIV Book 9 is 16GB and the biggest is 2TB.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Lenovo T450s (180GB).

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ATIV Book 9 the screen sizes range from 11" to 18". The ATIV Book 9 has a quite small screen size (only 13.3 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ATIV Book 9.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 13.3" portable PCs currently available including the HP Stream 13 which has better reviews.

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the X1 Carbon (14"), the L450 (14"), or the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (14") all from Lenovo.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 that we have checked, the maximum internal memory of the ATIV Book 9 of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most notebook PCs of this age and spec. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ATIV Book 9 the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n and the worst is IEEE 802.11a.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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5 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 Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a relatively average processor clock speed 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.2GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including the HP ProBook 455 which has better reviews.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2.3GHz).

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 10 hours, the ATIV Book 9 has a pretty average battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

If this notebook PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to look at the T450 (10.08h), or the ThinkPad T450 (10.08h) both from Lenovo.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Average Internal Memory

The ATIV Book 9 has a fairly average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the Toshiba C55 (6GB).

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Specification

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Display
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Touchscreen
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Full HD
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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
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Intel® Secure Key
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

(185)
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 np940x3, np900x3, np900x3k, np940x3k, samsung np940x3gk01, samsung np940x3gk01u, samsung np940x3gk01us
Barcodes 00887276093505
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