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Samsung ATIV Book 9 2 Core Intel Core M 0.9GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.2" Laptop

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2 Intel Core M 0.9GHz 8GB 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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15 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average portable PCs produced by Samsung are rated 82 out of 100, which is in the top 24% of all portable PC manufacturers that we have analysed.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC 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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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9 is 1.7GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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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 this age and type. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Quite Long Battery Life

Across all the comparable spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 24h, and the average battery life is 8.6h. The ATIV Book 9 has one of the longer battery lifes (12.5 hours) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Notebook PCs with a longer battery life that might also be worth looking at include the LifeBook E734 (13h), or the LifeBook E754 (13h) both from Fujitsu which also has a higher rating.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs of this age and type. Most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available 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 portable PCs of this age and spec.

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

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the Elitebook 820 G2 (£750.00) (SSD), or the EliteBook 820 G2 (£770.12) (SSD) both from HP.

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Has a Front Camera

The ATIV Book 9 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on similar spec laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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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 commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

At 350 candellas per square meter, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9. The average display brightness of portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ATIV Book 9 is 270 cd/m².

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a fairly big processor cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ATIV Book 9 the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year range from 37mAh to 8,700mAh. At 4,700 milliamperes * hour, the ATIV Book 9 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the ATIV Book 9.

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Light

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ATIV Book 9 that we have assessed, the weight of the ATIV Book 9 of only 948 grams is one of the lightest. The lightest medium processor core notebook PC that has been around for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 is 940g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the LG 13Z940 (980g).

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Narrow

The narrowest medium processor core notebook PC that was launched more than a year ago is 28mm wide and the widest is 430mm. When compared to other laptops of a similar type and age to the ATIV Book 9 that we have assessed, the ATIV Book 9's width of only 212.6 millimeters is one of the narrowest.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz. At only 850 megahertz, the ATIV Book 9 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ATIV Book 9.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Comparable spec laptops that were released more than a year ago have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. At only 0.9 gigahertz, the ATIV Book 9 has a very slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ATIV Book 9.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The ATIV Book 9 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 which have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 12.2 inches, the ATIV Book 9 has a very small screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. The average screen size of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9 is 15".

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ATIV Book 9 is 550GB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the ATIV Book 9 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ATIV Book 9.

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Only Intel Core M Processor Family

The ATIV Book 9 has an Intel Core M processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. Most notebook PCs of this age and type have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 the processor family ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Only Two Battery Cells

The ATIV Book 9 is a two battery cell count portable PC.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 35 watt-hours, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ATIV Book 9. The battery capacities of similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 range from 23Wh to 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago, the ATIV Book 9 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ATIV Book 9 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the ATIV Book 9 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ATIV Book 9.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 2.4 gigahertz, the ATIV Book 9 has a very slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. The average maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ATIV Book 9 is 2.9GHz.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung ATIV Book 9

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Samsung released the ATIV Book 9.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ATIV Book 9.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Lenovo T450s (£982.61) (12GB), or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (£1,183.19) (12GB).

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Specification

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Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
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
Stepping
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
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
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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Battery
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Battery Capacity
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Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Weight & Dimensions
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Depth
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization 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

(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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