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

1.8GHz 4GB 128GB SSD Mar 2015
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User Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 228 user reviews this notebook PC has an overall user rating of 77%.

Reasonably Priced

A few people thought this laptop was good value for money. Last year Ab gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this laptop “It was a really great price”. Ambre said in their review of this laptop “Great value for the money”. Ambre also wrote “The MacBook Air is also great value for money - we have also kept the Mac since we are delighted with it as well”.

Three Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite reviewers who reviewed this laptop mentioned that it was cheap. Quantumpenguin wrote in their review “If you are after a budget ultrabook-like laptop then this is pretty much the best you will get for the price range”.

Some Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite reviewers reckoned that the product was a bargain for the price. Gordon M wrote in his review of the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite on Amazon “With cheap external drives available it's an easy compromise to make” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. S Dharm-Datta said in their Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite review “I bought this because it was cheap and light (and to replace a Lenovo Yoga 11S with dodgy wi-fi that is a problem with the whole Yoga family”.

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Robust

A number of people who purchased it considered that it was well made. Andrew Scooter Guy mentioned on Amazon in December last year “The solid state hard drive helps the performance” and scored the product 80 out of 100. Gordon M said on Amazon “The downside of having the solid state drive is the reduced storage” in his review of this laptop and gave it a rating of 5 stars. J.c.killick wrote in their review “Its well built with a solid keyboard”.

A few people who bought the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite thought it was reliable. Ambre wrote “First this storage is SSD - which is much more reliable (no chance to ruin this storage device if you drop the laptop)”. Two years ago Torkard Technology Ltd said “If you do get a reliable one then it's a great little machine - an ultrabook apart from it doesn't qualify for the name as it doesn't have Intel processors”. Torkard Technology Ltd also mentioned “I can't really see anything else in the same price bracket that's as good - IF you get a reliable one”.

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Nice Design

Ten Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite owners said in their reviews that the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite was good looking. In December last year Ab mentioned in their Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite review “Great laptop, really fast start-up, actually pretty fast in general”. Andrew Scooter Guy mentioned on Amazon “This was a pretty good value buy”. Dee mentioned on Amazon “I love the shape and style of the ATIV 9 series” in his review.

Some customers who bought it mentioned that it was smooth. Last year Ab said “The touchscreen is also really smooth and fast, just like a Samsung tablet.” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Ab also mentioned “You don't even need to use it that much because the touchpad is also really smooth and easy to scroll with”. S Dharm-Datta gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned in their review of the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite on Amazon “Graphics seem smooth e.g”.

One Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite owner who reviewed it concluded that it was well designed. One Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite owner who reviewed this laptop thought it was a good design. Maria Buttigieg wrote two years ago “Sleek design, good performance”.

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Good Size

Several Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite reviewers who bought it agreed that it was thin. Ambre gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned three years ago “The Lenovo Ideapad U410 14 inch Ultrabook had great spec (Intel Core i5 3317U 2.6GHz, 6Gb RAM, 750Gb HDD + 32Gb SSD), was quite slim”. Ambre also said “It is also very light and slim and quite stylish”. An123123 said in their review of the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite “Great thin notebook with performance that is more than enough for day to day use”.

Some customers who reviewed it thought it was lightweight. Dimitris Christofis said in their review “At the same time lightweight and easy to carry” . John Field mentioned in his Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite review on Amazon “Thin, light-weight”. Miss Jill Carpenter rated this laptop as excellent and she wrote “Lightweight and smart”.

A number of customers said in their reviews that it was compact. Mrs a Whittington wrote on Amazon “It is so light and compact with is perfect for me” and rated this laptop as very good.

A few Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite owners reckoned that the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite was easy to carry around. Three years ago Rajin Ahmed said in their review of this laptop on Amazon “Very lite and easy to carry” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

One customer who purchased this laptop concluded that it was tight. One customer who bought the product thought it was a good weight. Russell K. Roberts wrote on Amazon “Great light weight laptop for everyday use” in his Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite review.

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Good Battery Life

Some Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite reviewers who purchased the product wrote that it had a good battery life. Helenaswt. scored the product very highly and said on Amazon “You get around 5 hours battery life and it takes only seconds to boot up too” in their Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite review. J.c.killick mentioned in their review of this laptop “Battery liv=fe is good and it is very compact”. Mr.hyde gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote two years ago “+Good battery life (with standard use (web-browsing/word-processing/e-mail reading”.

Easy to Use

A few customers who reviewed this laptop considered that it was easy to use. Anna mentioned in her review of the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite on Amazon “Easy to use and good graphics”. Cindy wrote in her review “Now I found it, this is amazing and easy to use just one problem is I don't like windows 8”. Two years ago Helenaswt. scored this laptop very highly and wrote in their review “This is a great looking, light and easy to use ultrabook”.

One Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite owner who bought this laptop concluded that it was easy to setup. Sara said in her review “I found it easy to setup”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Several people said that the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite was quiet. Jackdaww said on Amazon two years ago “Very quiet” in their review and gave it a score of 4 stars. Three years ago Simon Quirk gave it an excellent review score and he mentioned in his review of the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite on Amazon “In operation the laptops nice and quiet, nippy enough for simple tasks”.

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Laptops produced by Samsung have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just laptops) and found that Samsung also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Good Product Quality

A number of Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite reviewers concluded that the product was good quality. Dan mentioned “The device is well designed, extremely light, well priced” in his review of the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite however he rated it 40 out of 100. Leigh wrote in his review of the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite on Amazon “Beautifully slim, light and well made”. Private said “Is far better quality screen”.

Good Technical Features

Two Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite had good features. Sara mentioned on Amazon “Plenty fast enough, tons of memory and good features” in her Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite review and gave it a score of 5 stars. Sinisterchinapenguin said in their review of the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite on Amazon “Some great features in Windows 8 Con's”.

Good Connectivity

One Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite owner thought this laptop was wifi compatible. Jackdaww said two years ago “Light enough to carry about to wifi spots etc with reasonable screen size” in their review of the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite and scored this laptop 80 out of 100.

One Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite reviewer who bought it concluded that it was good in terms of USB connections. Jackdaww wrote on Amazon two years ago “Its plenty if you keep the bulk of your data on portable drives - which are now small and usb powered -” and scored it 80 out of 100.

One customer thought this laptop was able to connect to the internet. Mrs a Whittington gave the product a very good rating and she wrote on Amazon two years ago “I use it for running a small business and for emails and internet shopping” in her Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite review.

One Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite owner said in their reviews that the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite was good in terms of connectivity. One person mentioned that it had network functionality. Torkard Technology Ltd mentioned two years ago “The replacement machine connected to the network OK wired and wireless” in their review.

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Large Storage Capacity

A few customers who bought the product agreed that it had good storage.

Good Support

One Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite owner reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Megalochoriman said on Amazon “Also has far better instructions written in clear logical English! Think BMW as compared to GM” in their Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite review.

Has a Front Camera

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 Lite.

Other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might also want to look at include the Toshiba Satellite L50-B[plb_2712500_price], the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2743552_price], or the Lenovo E550[plb_2936607_price] which has better reviews.

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Very Long Battery Life

Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the battery lifes range from 4h to 13h, and the average battery life is 8.5h. When compared to other laptops that were launched around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 Lite that we have checked the battery life of, the ATIV Book 9 Lite's battery life of 12.5 hours is one of the longest.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 12.5h battery life notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2743552_price].

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age. 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.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media and we think the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2743552_price], the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u[plb_2856417_price], and the Asus UX31LA[plb_2137595_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Samsung LAN Port - Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Interface Adapters Included

This laptop has a Samsung LAN port - Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) interface adapters included, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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Very Light

Across all the laptops of this age and type the weights range from 1.3kg to 2.9kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg. With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the ATIV Book 9 Lite is fairly light compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

We compared all the other 1.3kg heavy portable PCs to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2743552_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Thin

Portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 Lite have heights of between 17mm and 37mm, and the average height is 25mm. With a height of only 17.95 millimeters, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite is quite thin compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ATIV Book 9 Lite.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor for Gaming

One Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite reviewer who purchased the product considered that it was not good for gaming. Mr.hyde mentioned on Amazon “The laptop has a low-level AMD processor which obviously can't handle usage for gaming -Not many USB Ports, two will suffice for most people” in their review of this laptop.

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

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age have one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the ATIV Book 9 Lite has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ATIV Book 9 Lite. The smallest internal memory of laptops that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9 Lite is 4GB and the biggest is 8GB.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory laptops to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u[plb_2856417_price], the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2743552_price], and the Lenovo G50-45[plb_2891844_price] is also worth considering.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the E550[pl_2936607_price] (8GB and higher rated), or the G710[pl_2939802_price] (8GB and higher rated) both from Lenovo.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ATIV Book 9 Lite do not have a touch sensitive screen. The ATIV Book 9 Lite is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 30 watt-hours, the ATIV Book 9 Lite has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the ATIV Book 9 Lite the battery capacities range from 30Wh to 51Wh.

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Only Two Battery Cells

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite is a two battery cell count notebook PC.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ATIV Book 9 Lite have one USB 3.0 port, including the ATIV Book 9 Lite which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Only L2 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L2 processor cache, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite has a better Wi-Fi standard than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This portable PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it have an 802.11b WiFi standard.

This portable PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard across all laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the ATIV Book 9 Lite.

The best Wi-Fi standard across similar types of portable PC is 802.11n.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite

Released Over a Year Ago

Samsung released the ATIV Book 9 Lite over a year ago.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the ATIV Book 9 Lite is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 Lite.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 1.8GHz processor clock speed portable PCs and we think the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2743552_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Lenovo G50-45[plb_2891844_price] (2GHz and higher rated).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9 Lite.

There are a number of other 13.3" notebook PCs currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2743552_price].

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the G50-45[pl_2891844_price] (15.6"), the E550[pl_2936607_price] (15.6"), or the E550[pl_2936608_price] (15.6") all from Lenovo which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The ATIV Book 9 Lite has a relatively standard total storage capacity (128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 Lite.

We compared all the other 128GB total storage capacity notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2743552_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the E550[pl_2936608_price] (500GB), the G50-45[pl_2891844_price] (1TB), or the E550[pl_2936607_price] (1TB) all from Lenovo which is also higher rated.

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Specification

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Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
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Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board 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 Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
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
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in 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
Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
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
Battery
Battery Life
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Battery Cell Count
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
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User Reviews

(83)
Reviewed 7 January 2016 by Betterthantv
(Verified Purchase)

Was pre loaded with rubbish Windows 8. Now updated to Windows 10 is much better.

Reviewed 17 December 2015 by Angadbrar
(Verified Purchase)

Good...

Reviewed 27 November 2015 by CorrezeChris
(Verified Purchase)

Bought it as a present. It went down well, and is in daily use.

Reviewed 30 October 2015 by Ms. Mo Heaver
(Verified Purchase)

Good arrived as described and efficiently,...

Reviewed 24 September 2015 by The Tree House

I purchased this device from a major high street chain and chose this model as I wanted a lightweight laptop for travelling + long battery life. I have a decent desk top pc and use a company owned... Read more…

Reviewed 23 September 2015 by Victoria Beat
(Verified Purchase)

I love my husband and kids a lot. But this Samsung comes closely behind. I can't fault it. Instantly turns on (ie great for meetings and 10minutes work catch up here and there), battery is superb... Read more…

Reviewed 7 September 2015 by Steven S.
(Verified Purchase)

Very good notebook...

Reviewed 16 August 2015 by Ryan O.
(Verified Purchase)

Love it.

(Verified Purchase)

Extremely slow. The Quad-core 1.4GHz processor is actually an old AMD mobile processor and it makes everything other than browning with a few tabs open painfully slow. There are better options in... Read more…

Reviewed 14 March 2015 by J.C.Killick
(Verified Purchase)

I love this laptop. its well built with a solid keyboard and great screen. It is responsive and lightning fast with the solid state drive. Battery liv=fe is good and it is very compact. I have... Read more…

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