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Samsung ATIV Book 9
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Samsung ATIV Book 9 4 Core 1.4GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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4 1.4GHz 4GB 128GB Feb 2014
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With its slim (16.9mm) and lightweight (1.44kg) design, ATIV Book 9 Lite is the perfect on-the-go companion. Smaller and lighter than a paperback book, you can always stay connected. It's the... More
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10 Reasons For

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Based on 1,781 owner and expert reviews, Samsung has good ratings for its notebook PCs. Samsung also has good ratings specifically for its many processor core portable PCs.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the ATIV Book 9, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a full-size keyboard.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ATIV Book 9 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs of this age and type. Most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to 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 in fact the best storage medium across all notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ATIV Book 9.

The worst storage medium amongst similar types of notebook PC is HDD.

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Has a Front Camera

The ATIV Book 9 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a quite long battery life (8.5 hours) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ATIV Book 9. The battery lifes of portable PCs of this age and type range from 2.5h to 22h.

If you want a notebook PC with a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Microsoft Surface 3[plb_2964542_price] (10h), or the Asus Transformer Book T100[plb_2964515_price] (10h).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Light

The average weight of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ATIV Book 9 is 2.5kg. With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the ATIV Book 9 is one of the lighter similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Narrow

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 is one of the narrower notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ATIV Book 9 (only 324 millimeters) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The widths of laptops of this type and age range from 240mm to 430mm.

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14 Reasons Against

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. Most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ATIV Book 9 is 32GB and the biggest is 2TB. At only 128 gigabytes, the ATIV Book 9 has a very small total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ATIV Book 9.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2742993_price] (256GB).

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Quite Small Screen Size

The ATIV Book 9 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 13.3 inches) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The smallest screen size of laptops of a similar age and spec to the ATIV Book 9 is 10" and the biggest is 18".

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2742993_price] (15.5").

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

When compared to other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9, the processor clock speed of the ATIV Book 9 of only 1.4 gigahertz is one of the slowest. Laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ATIV Book 9 have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Asus Transformer Book T100[plb_2964515_price] (1.46GHz), or the Microsoft Surface 3[plb_2964542_price] (1.6GHz).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of only 1,066 megahertz, the ATIV Book 9 has a very slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ATIV Book 9. Portable PCs of this type and age have memory clock speeds of between 1,000MHz and 1,600MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 is 20GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB. When compared to other laptops that were released around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 that we have assessed, the maximum internal memory (64-bit) of the ATIV Book 9 of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

When compared to other notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago, the ATIV Book 9's battery capacity of only 30 watt-hours is one of the smallest. The battery capacities of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 range from 30Wh to 100Wh.

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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 Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 is 18GB. The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has one of the smallest maximum internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ATIV Book 9 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ATIV Book 9 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung ATIV Book 9

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2742993_price] (8GB).

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Specification

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Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
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
Mini VGA Port
Micro HDMI Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range

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Expert Reviews

(185)
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers np905s3, np905s3g, np905s3gi, samsung np940x3gk01, samsung np940x3gk01u, samsung np940x3gk01us
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