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Samsung ATIV Book 9 4 Core 1.8GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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4 1.8GHz 4GB 128GB Mar 2015
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7 Reasons For

Samsung Laptops Have Good Reviews

Samsung has good average ratings for its many processor core portable PCs as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other brands.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The ATIV Book 9 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ATIV Book 9.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst similar types of laptop.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ATIV Book 9, the ATIV Book 9 has a front camera.

Alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might want to look at include the Toshiba Satellite L50-C (£279.00) which has better reviews.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ATIV Book 9 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Most similar spec laptops that were released one year ago 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.

This laptop's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all laptops of a comparable age and type to the ATIV Book 9.

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

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Light

At only 1.3 kilograms, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 is very light compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the ATIV Book 9. Notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ATIV Book 9 have weights of between 580g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.4kg.

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Narrow

The widths of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 range from 260mm to 430mm. The ATIV Book 9 is one of the narrower similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ATIV Book 9 (only 322.6 millimeters) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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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 portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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13 Reasons Against

Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

Most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ATIV Book 9 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the ATIV Book 9 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago have a full-size keyboard, however the ATIV Book 9 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9 that we have assessed, the ATIV Book 9's total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The average total storage capacity of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 is 780GB, and the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 2.2TB.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the DELL Latitude 11 3160 (£430.28) (250GB).

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the ATIV Book 9 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than a year. The screen sizes of many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 16".

If this many processor core laptop screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire ES1-431 (14").

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.8 gigahertz) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The average processor clock speed of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ATIV Book 9 is 2.3GHz.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo 11e (£398.62) (1.83GHz).

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 is 8.4GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the ATIV Book 9 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ATIV Book 9.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ATIV Book 9 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Across all the similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 the battery capacities range from 22Wh to 2,700Wh, and the average battery capacity is 77Wh. The ATIV Book 9 has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 30 watt-hours) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

When compared to other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9, the Samsung ATIV Book 9's processor cache of only 2 megabytes is one of the smallest. Notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ATIV Book 9 have processor caches of between 2MB and 8MB.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most laptops of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Samsung ATIV Book 9 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The ATIV Book 9 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The ATIV Book 9 is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ATIV Book 9 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The ATIV Book 9 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. Most many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

This notebook PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all laptops of a similar spec and age to the ATIV Book 9.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.

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1 Other reason to consider the Samsung ATIV Book 9

Released Over a Year Ago

This Samsung notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Specification

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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
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Touch Sensitive Screen
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Full HD
LED Backlight
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Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
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AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included

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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 apple a61450, apple a61450m, apple samsungativbook9litenetworkcard10100100

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