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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.
Four SATA Connectors
The ATIV Book 9 is a four SATA connector laptop.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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").
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).
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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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).
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
745, I7-4500U, 450
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Cache Type
Total Storage Capacity
SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Micro HDMI Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
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
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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