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Samsung ATIV Book 9 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 8GB Dec 2014
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The ATIV Book 9 with a 15.6" full HD display is designed to meet the rigorous, ever-changing demands of business and travel users. Tailored precisely with your requirements in mind, this quality... More
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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Four SATA III Connectors

The ATIV Book 9 has more SATA III connectors than most of the similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ATIV Book 9. Most of the laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the ATIV Book 9 only have between two and three SATA III connectors, however this notebook PC has four SATA III connectors.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,100 megahertz, the ATIV Book 9 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9 range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Samsung ATIV Book 9 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ATIV Book 9.

The worst display resolution amongst comparable types of notebook PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The ATIV Book 9 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Most laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ATIV Book 9 the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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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 portable PCs that came out around the same time as it. Most portable PCs that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop 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 have been on the market for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] (12GB and cheaper), or the HP ZBook 15[plb_2740617_price] (16GB and cheaper).

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SSD Storage Medium

The ATIV Book 9 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. 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 across all comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the ATIV Book 9.

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

Other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might also want to consider include the Tecra Z50[pl_2090365_price], or the Tecra Z50[pl_2090365_price] both from Toshiba or the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2699671_price] which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the Lenovo T450[plb_2993344_price] (SSD).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age, the ATIV Book 9 has a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the HP 15[plb_2741837_price].

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think the Lenovo T450[plb_2993344_price], or the HP ZBook 15[plb_2740378_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The ATIV Book 9 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

There are a number of alternative laptops with a front camera currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the 15[pl_2741837_price], or the ZBook 15[pl_2740617_price] both from HP.

We think you might also be interested in other notebook PCs which also have a front camera including the Lenovo T450[plb_2993344_price].

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Very High Speaker Power

The speaker power of the ATIV Book 9 of 4 Watts is one of the highest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ATIV Book 9. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago have speaker power of between 1W and 4W.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago, the ATIV Book 9's battery capacity of 8,150 milliamperes * hour is one of the biggest. The battery capacities of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9 range from 37mAh to 8,700mAh.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ATIV Book 9 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen to this notebook PC and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL XPS 13[plb_2739272_price], the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2699671_price], and the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of portable PCs of this age and type is 23Wh and the biggest is 120Wh. At 62 watt-hours, the ATIV Book 9 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9. The processor caches of laptops of a similar age and spec to the ATIV Book 9 range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ATIV Book 9 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 100MHz and 650MHz. The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst laptops of this age.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ATIV Book 9 is 1.7GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB. At only 1.74 gigabytes, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory 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.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. At only 1.8 gigahertz, the ATIV Book 9 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ATIV Book 9.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2834025_price] (1.9GHz and cheaper), or the Lenovo X240[plb_2939879_price] (1.9GHz and cheaper) or the Lenovo X240[plb_2984080_price] (1.9GHz and higher rated).

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This notebook PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. Across all similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9 the worst Wi-Fi standard is IEEE 802.11a and the best is 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Samsung ATIV Book 9

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Samsung released the ATIV Book 9.

Average Screen Size

The ATIV Book 9 has a pretty average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ATIV Book 9.

There are a number of alternative 15.6" laptops currently available which you might want to consider including the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2090365_price], or the Lenovo G500[plb_2337749_price] which is cheaper.

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Average Battery Life

At 8.8 hours, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a relatively standard battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ATIV Book 9.

Laptops with a longer battery life that might be worth considering include the Toshiba Z40[plb_2984386_price] (9h and cheaper), or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] (9.3h and cheaper); or the Lenovo T450s[plb_3149778_price] (10.16h and higher rated).

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Average Weight

At 1.8 kilograms, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ATIV Book 9.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Lenovo G500[plb_2337749_price] (2.6kg and cheaper), or the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2090365_price] (1.8kg and cheaper).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the ATIV Book 9 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ATIV Book 9.

Other 256GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available which you might also want to look at include cheaper portable PCs such as the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2090365_price].

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo X240[plb_2984080_price] (500GB and higher rated) or the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2862103_price] (500GB and cheaper), or the Lenovo X240[plb_2939879_price] (500GB and cheaper).

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Specification

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Memory Clock Speed
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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
Aspect Ratio
3D
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 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
Networking
4G
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Ethernet LAN
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Wi-Fi
3G
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SmartCard Slot
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DC-In Jack
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
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Headphone Outputs
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DVI Port
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Ambient Light Sensor
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
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 Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
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 FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
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Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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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 Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Power
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AC Adapter Included
Interface Adapters Included

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Expert Reviews

(186)
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...

5 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

(164)
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 np930x5jk03, np930x5jk03c, np930x5jk03ch
Barcodes 00887276028521, 08872760285216
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