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Samsung ATIV Book 9 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 8GB Dec 2014
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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 true-to-life color... More
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12 Reasons For

Samsung Has Good Laptop Reviews

Based on 1,626 user 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 notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a better processor family than most laptops of a similar age and type to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The processor family of all medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years ranges from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ATIV Book 9 is 5.5GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 has one of the bigger internal memorys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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SSD Storage Media

The ATIV Book 9 has an SSD storage media which is better than the HDD storage media found on most portable PCs of this type 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.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ATIV Book 9.

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ATIV Book 9 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ATIV Book 9 do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 also have a front camera.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

Most comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacitys, including the ATIV Book 9 which has 256 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Has a Touchscreen

Unlike most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9 which do not have a touchscreen, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a touchscreen.

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Very Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the ATIV Book 9 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The smallest processor cache of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 is 0.51MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

Portable PCs of this age and type have battery capacity (Watt hours)s of between 5Wh and 100Wh. At 55.5 watt-hours, the ATIV Book 9 has a quite big battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9.

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Light

The average weight of portable PCs of this age and spec is 2.1kg. With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the ATIV Book 9 is one of the lighter medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 1.4kg heavy portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujitsu Lifebook U904[plb_2254413_price].

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5 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the ATIV Book 9 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencys amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 200MHz and 650MHz.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 13.3 inches, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. Laptops that were released around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 have display diagonals of between 10" and 18", and the average display diagonal is 15".

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 256 gigabytes, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The total storage capacitys of laptops of a similar age and spec to the ATIV Book 9 range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 510GB.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Packard Bell ME69BMP[plb_2868533_price] (320GB and higher rated).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung ATIV Book 9

Released Over Two Years Ago

Samsung released the ATIV Book 9 over two years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

At 1.8 gigahertz, the ATIV Book 9 has a fairly average processor frequency 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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Specification

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Touchscreen
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Keyboard
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Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
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 Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
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 Dual Display Capable Technology
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
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Expert Reviews

(187)
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?...

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
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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung nt900x3qkd7, samsung np940x2lk01, samsung np940z5kx01, samsung np940z5kx01u, samsung nt900x3qkd7s, samsung np940x2lk01u, samsung np940z5kx01us, samsung np940x2lk01us
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