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Samsung ATIV Book 9 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Apr 2015
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Pixel Perfection The ATIV Book 9 Plus packes 275 pixels per inch into its stunning 3200 x 1800 high-resolution display. The Quad HD+ touchscreen is 2.8 times sharper than Full HD and with... More
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Samsung ATIV Book 9 Ultrabook Review [Series 9 NP900X3E]

12 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 1,626 owner and expert reviews, Samsung has good ratings for its portable PCs. Samsung also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor cores notebook PCs range compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ATIV Book 9 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of a comparable type and age to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Samsung laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Media

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a better storage medium than most laptops of a similar type and age to it. This notebook PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it have an HDD storage media. 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 media is actually the best storage medium amongst all medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9.

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

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Has a Touchscreen

The ATIV Book 9 has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9 which do not have a touchscreen.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

The speaker powers of notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago range from 1W to 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has one of the higher speaker powers (2 Watts) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 is 3,700mAh. With a battery capacity of 7,300 milliamperes * hour, the ATIV Book 9's battery capacity is one of the biggest amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ATIV Book 9.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m². The ATIV Book 9 has one of the brighter display brightnesss (350 candellas per square meter) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

At 55.5 watt-hours, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a quite big battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ATIV Book 9. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 23Wh to 120Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 45Wh.

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Very Light

The weights of laptops of a similar age and type to the ATIV Book 9 range from 940g to 3.8kg. With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the ATIV Book 9 is fairly light compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9.

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7 Reasons Against

Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This portable PC has a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9 which have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year that we have assessed the total storage capacity of, the Samsung ATIV Book 9's total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ATIV Book 9 have total storage capacitys of between 32GB and 2TB.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The ATIV Book 9 has a fairly small display diagonal (only 13.3 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ATIV Book 9. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ATIV Book 9 the display diagonals range from 10" to 18".

If this notebook PC display diagonal is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3818141_price] (14") which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9, the ATIV Book 9's maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

The ATIV Book 9 has an 802.11a wi-Fi standards which is better than the 802.11n wi-Fi standards found on most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. Notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9 wi-Fi standardss range from IEEE 802.11a to 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Samsung ATIV Book 9

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.2 gigahertz, the ATIV Book 9 has a fairly standard processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ATIV Book 9.

If this portable PC processor frequency is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3818141_price] (2.3GHz and higher rated).

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 10 hours, the ATIV Book 9 has a pretty typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the ATIV Book 9 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ATIV Book 9.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus X551CA[plb_2045549_price] is also worth considering.

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Specification

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Storage
Total Storage Capacity
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Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
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Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
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Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Display Brightness
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Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
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On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
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Front Camera
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4G
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Bluetooth
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USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
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Intel® Secure Key
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

(154)
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
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

(77)
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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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers np940x3, np900x3, np900x3k, np940x3k, samsung np940x3gk01, samsung np940x3gk01u, samsung np940x3gk01us
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