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

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1.8GHz 4GB 128GB SSD Mar 2015
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9 Reasons For

Samsung Laptops Have Good Reviews

Samsung is one of the better rated laptop manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Samsung also has good ratings for its laptops.

Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the ATIV Book 9, the ATIV Book 9 has a front camera.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ATIV Book 9 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

It is worth also looking at other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Lenovo G50-45[plb_2891844_price].

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a fairly long battery life (12.5 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9. Comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 have battery lifes of between 4h and 13h, and the average battery life is 8.5h.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. 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.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media and we think because of it's better review score, the Chromebook 11 2955u[pl_2856417_price], and the Chromebook 11 2955u[pl_2856417_price] both from DELL is also worth considering.

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Samsung LAN Port - Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Interface Adapters Included

This laptop has a Samsung LAN port - Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) interface adapters included, which is typical of many notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Light

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 is quite light (only 1.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9. The weights of laptops that were released around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 range from 1.3kg to 2.9kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.

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Very Narrow

The average width of laptops that have been available for more than a year is 360mm, and the widths range from 300mm to 420mm. With a width of only 322.6 millimeters, the ATIV Book 9 is one of the narrower laptops that came out around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 amongst laptops of this age.

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Very Thin

With a height of only 17.95 millimeters, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 is one of the thinner laptops of a similar spec and age to the ATIV Book 9 amongst portable PCs of this age. Laptops of a similar spec and age to the ATIV Book 9 have heights of between 17mm and 37mm, and the average height is 25mm.

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11 Reasons Against

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

The ATIV Book 9 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 have one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The ATIV Book 9 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the ATIV Book 9. The total storage capacity of laptops that were launched around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 range from 16GB to 1TB.

If this Samsung portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the E550[pl_2936608_price] (500GB), or the G50-45[pl_2891844_price] (1TB) both from Lenovo.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a fairly small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ATIV Book 9. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago the internal memory range from 4GB to 8GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u[plb_2856417_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the Lenovo G710[plb_2939802_price] (8GB) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of this age and type do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Samsung ATIV Book 9 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a quite small battery capacity (only 30 watt-hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The smallest battery capacity of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ATIV Book 9 is 30Wh and the biggest is 51Wh.

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Only Two Battery Cells

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 is a two battery cell count laptop.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The ATIV Book 9 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 have between 16 and 255 solid-state drive capacity, including the ATIV Book 9 which has 128 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only L2 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L2 processor cache, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 is a one USB 2.0 port laptop.

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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 802.11b WiFi standard found on most laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung ATIV Book 9

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC was released over a year ago.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The ATIV Book 9 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most common display resolution.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The ATIV Book 9 has a fairly average processor clock speed (1.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ATIV Book 9.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo G50-45[plb_2891844_price] (2GHz).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the ATIV Book 9 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than a year.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the G50-45[pl_2891844_price] (15.6"), or the E550[pl_2936608_price] (15.6") both from Lenovo.

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Specification

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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
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Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Battery
Battery Life
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Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
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AC Adapter Included
Interface Adapters Included
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Energy Star Certified
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Expert Reviews

(186)
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

(168)
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 905s3kk03, apple a61450, apple a61450m, samsung np940x3gk01, samsung np940x3gk01u, samsung np940x3gk01us, apple samsungativbook9litenetworkcard10100100

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