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Samsung ATIV Book 9 2 Core Intel Core M 0.9GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 12.2" Laptop

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2 Intel Core M 0.9GHz 4GB Mar 2015
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The Samsung ATIV Book 9 connects you to your work and entertainment on the go with a hyper-real display and studio-quality audio, all packed into an impressively thin, lightweight design. The... More
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14 Reasons For

Samsung Laptops Have Good Reviews

Notebook PCs made by Samsung have an average rating of 82 out of 100, which is in the top 24% of all laptop manufacturers that we have analysed.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 is 1.7GB and the biggest is 16GB. At 16 gigabytes, the ATIV Book 9 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ATIV Book 9.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ATIV Book 9 ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The battery lifes of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 range from 2.5h to 24h. At 12.5 hours, the ATIV Book 9 has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other laptops that were released one year ago.

Laptops with a longer battery life that might be worth considering include the LifeBook E734 (13h and higher rated), or the LifeBook E754 (13h and higher rated) both from Fujitsu.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ATIV Book 9 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for 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 actually the best storage medium amongst all similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9.

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

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the Elitebook 820 G2 (£750.00) (SSD), or the EliteBook 820 G2 (£768.05) (SSD) both from HP.

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Has a Front Camera

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook 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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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 1,200 cd/m². At 350 candellas per square meter, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ATIV Book 9.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

Laptops of this age and type have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB. The ATIV Book 9 has one of the bigger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

At 4,700 milliamperes * hour, the ATIV Book 9 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. Across all the portable PCs that were released one year ago the battery capacities range from 37mAh to 8,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,600mAh.

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Light

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg. When compared to other portable PCs of this age and spec, the weight of the Samsung ATIV Book 9 of only 948 grams is one of the lightest.

Other portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the LG 13Z940 (980g).

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Narrow

The widths of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ATIV Book 9 range from 28mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. With a width of only 212.6 millimeters, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 is one of the narrowest medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ATIV Book 9 amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 850 megahertz, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. Across all the similar spec laptops that were released one year ago the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The ATIV Book 9 has one of the slowest processor clock speeds (only 0.9 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The processor clock speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ATIV Book 9 range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 do have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB. At only 128 gigabytes, the ATIV Book 9 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the X1 Carbon (£1,344.00) (180GB), or the T450s (£1,139.65) (180GB) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen size of the Samsung ATIV Book 9 of only 12.2 inches is one of the smallest amongst laptops of a similar spec and age to the ATIV Book 9. Notebook PCs that were released one year ago have screen sizes of between 11" and 18".

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 is 6.3GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the ATIV Book 9 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ATIV Book 9.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba L75 (6GB and higher rated).

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Only Intel Core M Processor Family

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has an Intel Core M processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most laptops that were released more than a year ago. The worst processor family of all portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ATIV Book 9 is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Only Two Battery Cells

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 is a two battery cell count laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age have between two and eight battery cells.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The ATIV Book 9 has one of the smallest maximum internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ATIV Book 9 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The ATIV Book 9 has a fairly small battery capacity (only 35 watt-hours) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. The average battery capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 is 46Wh.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ATIV Book 9 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the ATIV Book 9 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.4 gigahertz, the ATIV Book 9 has one of the slowest maximum turbo frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum turbo frequency of laptops of this age and type is 2.9GHz.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The ATIV Book 9 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than a year have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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1 Other reason to consider the Samsung ATIV Book 9

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Specification

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Processor Model
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Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
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Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
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Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Brightness
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Full HD
LED Backlight
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Graphics
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On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Micro HDMI Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Intel Visual Technology
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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

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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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