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Samsung ATIV Book 9 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Feb 2015
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Ultra-powerful Intel Core I7 Processor Crafted with power the ATIV Book 9 Plus' 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor combines with 8GB of system memory to easily handle heavy loads of work and... More
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17 Reasons For

Good Brand

Laptops produced by Samsung are some of the better laptops according to average expert and user reviews.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9 range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. The ATIV Book 9 has a fairly fast processor clock speed (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ATIV Book 9.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Asus UX303UB (2.5GHz and higher rated) or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (2.6GHz and cheaper), or the Lenovo ThinkPad T450 (2.6GHz and cheaper).

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. Most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

With a battery life of 12.5 hours, the ATIV Book 9 has one of the longer battery lifes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 have battery lifes of between 2.5h and 24h.

Laptops with a longer battery life that might be worth considering include the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (14h and higher rated) or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (14h and cheaper), or the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 (21.8h and cheaper).

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ATIV Book 9. Laptops of this age and spec have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T450s (12GB and cheaper), or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (12GB and cheaper).

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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 a similar age and type to it. 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 comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9.

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the T450s, the X250, or the T450s all from Lenovo.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z50 (SSD).

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it. This laptop has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most laptops that have been around for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year processor families range from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age, the ATIV Book 9 has a front camera.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a front camera to this portable PC and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the HP EliteBook 850 G2, and the Lenovo X240 is also worth considering.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a front camera to this portable PC and we think the HP EliteBook 820 is also worth considering.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacity of the Samsung ATIV Book 9 of 7,300 milliamperes * hour is one of the biggest amongst portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ATIV Book 9. The smallest battery capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 is 37mAh and the biggest is 8,700mAh.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the ATIV Book 9 has a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the Lifebook U745, and the Lifebook U745 both from Fujitsu which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to consider include the DELL XPS 13.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m². At 350 candellas per square meter, the ATIV Book 9 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB. The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a quite big processor cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh. At 55 watt-hours, the ATIV Book 9 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9.

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Very Light

The lightest laptop of a comparable age and spec to the ATIV Book 9 is 940g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the ATIV Book 9 is fairly light compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ATIV Book 9.

Alternative portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo G500 (2.6kg), the Toshiba Tecra Z50 (1.8kg), or the Samsung ATIV Book 9 (1.8kg).

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Narrow

With a width of only 319.6 millimeters, the ATIV Book 9 is one of the narrower similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The widths of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago range from 28mm to 430mm.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

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

There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to consider including the Lenovo T450s which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of portable PCs of this type and age range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9.

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lifebook U745 (14" and cheaper), or the Lifebook U745 (14" and cheaper) both from Fujitsu or the Lenovo T450s (14" and cheaper).

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 is 16GB and the biggest is 2TB. At only 256 gigabytes, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the ThinkPad T550 (500GB), or the ThinkPad W550 (500GB) both from Lenovo or the HP EliteBook 820 (500GB) which is also cheaper.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age 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 notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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1 Other reason to consider the Samsung ATIV Book 9

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Specification

Design
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System Bus Rate
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Processor Memory Channel
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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)
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Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
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Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
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Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Display Brightness
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Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
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Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini VGA Ports Quantity
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
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
LAN/VGA Combo Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Bundled 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
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
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Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
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® Smart Cache
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 Input Voltage
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Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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Depth
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Interface Adapters Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Dolby Technologies

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Expert Reviews

(187)
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

(165)
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 256gbs, np940x3, 256gbss, np900x3, 256gbssd, np900x3k, np940x3k, np940x3ki, np900x3ks01, np900x3ks01u, np900x3ks01us, samsung nt900x3qkd7, samsung nt900x3qkd7s
Barcodes 08872760887922, 08872760934992
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