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Samsung ATIV Book 9 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB Mar 2015
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Bring clarity to your business with the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Ultrabook for business. Its QHD + display is 4 times sharper than full HD and features 350-nit SuperBright technology. And SideSync lets... More
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12 Reasons For

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We checked the reviews from users and experts of hundreds of portable PCs to determine an average rating for each notebook PC brand. On average laptops made by Samsung have good ratings from users and experts.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 range from 1.7GB to 16GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ATIV Book 9.

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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 similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age 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 laptops of a comparable age and type to the ATIV Book 9. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T450s (12GB), or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (12GB).

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SSD Storage Medium

The ATIV Book 9 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most laptops of this age and type. Most notebook 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 notebook PCs of this spec and age.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across similar types of portable PC.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider 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. Most of the other portable PCs that came out more than a year ago also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

Portable PCs of this spec and age have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m². With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the ATIV Book 9 has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 range from 37mAh to 8,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,600mAh. The ATIV Book 9 has a fairly big battery capacity (5,880 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the ATIV Book 9.

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Light

At only 1.1 kilograms, the ATIV Book 9 is very light compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ATIV Book 9. Portable PCs of this age and spec have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the DELL XPS 13 (1.2kg), or the LG 13Z940 (980g).

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Narrow

The narrowest laptop of a similar age and type to the ATIV Book 9 is 28mm wide, the widest is 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. The width of the ATIV Book 9 of only 218.4 millimeters is one of the narrowest amongst laptops of a comparable type and age to the ATIV Book 9.

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11 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz. The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 900 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ATIV Book 9 have a full-size keyboard, however the Samsung ATIV Book 9 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of laptops that have been around for a similar time to the ATIV Book 9 is 550GB. The ATIV Book 9 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the T450s (180GB), or the X1 Carbon (180GB) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The ATIV Book 9 has a quite small screen size (only 13.3 inches) 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. The screen sizes of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ATIV Book 9 range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the Toshiba Z40 (14").

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

At only 0.92 megapixels, the ATIV Book 9 has a fairly low front camera resolution compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 2MP.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ATIV Book 9 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB. The ATIV Book 9 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ATIV Book 9 is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. At only 2.7 gigahertz, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ATIV Book 9.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The ATIV Book 9 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Laptops of this age and type WiFi standards range from IEEE 802.11a (worst) to 802.11n (best).

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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4 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 ATIV Book 9 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the HP EliteBook 820 (2.3GHz).

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Average Battery Life

At 10 hours, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a pretty typical battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the ATIV Book 9.

If you are looking for a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the T450 (10.08h), or the T450 (10.08h) both from Lenovo.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Specification

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Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
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Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Micro HDMI Ports Quantity
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
Ambient Light Sensor
Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
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Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
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
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Interface Adapters Included
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Dolby Technologies

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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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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers np900x3, np900x3k, 900x3kk02, np900x3ks02us, samsung i55200, samsung i55200u
Barcodes 00887276088808, 08872760888080
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