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Samsung ATIV Book 9 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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Samsung Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Samsung 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 frequently found display resolution.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

Across comparable types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. Most comparable spec notebook PCs that came out 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.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs of this type and age.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor 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. The smallest internal memory of portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ATIV Book 9 is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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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 comparable age and spec to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago 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.

This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the ATIV Book 9.

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

Laptops with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the X1 Carbon (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on laptops of this type and age.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The battery lifes of portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago range from 2h to 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h. The ATIV Book 9 has one of the longer battery lifes (10 hours) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

If this medium processor core notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X230 (10.3h) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ATIV Book 9 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9, the ATIV Book 9 has a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The ATIV Book 9 has a quite big battery capacity (5,880 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The average battery capacity of notebook PCs of this age and type is 3,700mAh.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ATIV Book 9 is 20 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,200 cd/m². The ATIV Book 9 has one of the brighter display brightnesss (300 candellas per square meter) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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

This notebook PC has a Samsung LAN port - Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) interface adapters included, which is the most frequently found interface adapters included on laptops that are a similar age to it.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Narrow

The widths of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago range from 38mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. With a width of only 313.8 millimeters, the ATIV Book 9 is one of the narrower medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Light

When compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago that we have checked, the weight of the Samsung ATIV Book 9 of only 1.1 kilograms is one of the lightest. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ATIV Book 9 the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg.

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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 notebook PC.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. At only 1,000 megahertz, the ATIV Book 9 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ATIV Book 9, the Samsung ATIV Book 9's total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The average total storage capacity of portable PCs that are a similar age to the ATIV Book 9 is 520GB.

If this Samsung laptop total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the HP EliteBook 820 (180GB).

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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 notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ATIV Book 9. The screen sizes of similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 10" to 18".

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.6 gigahertz, the ATIV Book 9 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ATIV Book 9. Laptops of this age and type have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

If this laptop processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Latitude 14 5000 (£718.80) (1.7GHz), or the XPS 13 (1.7GHz) both from DELL.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The ATIV Book 9 is a one USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ATIV Book 9 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. The ATIV Book 9 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 2.6 gigahertz, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The maximum turbo frequencies of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9 range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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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 notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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1 Other reason to consider the Samsung ATIV Book 9

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Specification

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Camera
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USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
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Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
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Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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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

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers np900x3, np900x3g
Barcodes 00887276566085, 08806085974982, 08872765660858

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