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Samsung ATIV Book 9 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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The ATIV Book 9 Plus packes 275 pixels per inch into its stunning 3200 x 1800 high-resolution display. The Quad HD+ touchscreen is 2.8 times sharper than Full HD and with true-to-life color... More
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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Four SATA Connectors

The ATIV Book 9 is a four SATA connector laptop.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,100 megahertz, the ATIV Book 9 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the ATIV Book 9. Laptops of this age and type have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all laptops of this spec and age 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 faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. This Samsung notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for 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 memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops that came out more than a year ago ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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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 have been around for a similar time to 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.

This laptop's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium across all portable PCs of this spec and age.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst similar types of laptop.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Elitebook 820 G2[pl_2886802_price] (SSD), or the EliteBook 820 G2[pl_2897415_price] (SSD) both from HP.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ATIV Book 9 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ATIV Book 9 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the ATIV Book 9 which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the ATIV Book 9 has a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

Comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the ATIV Book 9 have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB. At 4 megabytes, the ATIV Book 9 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of portable PCs that were released more than a year ago is 46Wh, and the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh. The ATIV Book 9 has a quite big battery capacity (55.5 watt-hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Light

The lightest comparable spec portable PC that was released around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 is 940g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the ATIV Book 9 is fairly light compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9.

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Narrow

The narrowest comparable spec notebook PC that was released more than a year ago is 28mm wide, the widest is 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. With a width of only 319.6 millimeters, the ATIV Book 9 is one of the narrower laptops of this spec and age amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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6 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ATIV Book 9 is 100MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ATIV Book 9 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB. The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (only 1.74 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The average screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 is 15". With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the ATIV Book 9 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Latitude 14 E5450[plb_2873252_price] (14").

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ATIV Book 9 range from 16GB to 2TB.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.8 gigahertz, the ATIV Book 9 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. Laptops of this type and age have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

If this Samsung portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo X240[plb_2939879_price] (1.9GHz).

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung ATIV Book 9

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Samsung portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the ATIV Book 9 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (12GB).

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Specification

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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
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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
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Enhanced Intel SpeedStep 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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