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Samsung ATIV Book 9 2 Core Intel Core M 0.9GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.2" Laptop

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2 Intel Core M 0.9GHz 8GB Mar 2015
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The Samsung ATIV Book 9 connects you to your work and entertainment on the go with a hyper-real display and studio-quality audio, all packed into an impressively thin, lightweight design. The... More
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13 Reasons For

Good Brand

Samsung has good average ratings for its medium processor cores portable PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other manufacturers.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ATIV Book 9 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of this age and type. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor cores portable PCs that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs of this age and spec the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

The average battery life (max) of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ATIV Book 9 is 8.6h. At 12.5 hours, the ATIV Book 9 has a fairly long battery life (max) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ATIV Book 9.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a longer battery life (max) then you might want to look at the Fujitsu LifeBook E734[plb_2812017_price] (13h) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the ATIV Book 9 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ATIV Book 9. Across all the medium processor cores portable PCs that were released one year ago the internal memorys range from 2GB to 16GB.

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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 a comparable age and type to it. 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 across all laptops of this type and age.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

Alternative notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might also want to look at include the DELL Latitude 12 E7250[plb_2899678_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Front Camera

The ATIV Book 9 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ATIV Book 9 also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on medium processor cores portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The ATIV Book 9 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has one of the brighter display brightnesss (350 candellas per square meter) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The display brightnesss of medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to the ATIV Book 9 range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m².

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 3.1MB, and the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB. At 4 megabytes, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ATIV Book 9.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

Laptops of this age and spec have battery capacitys of between 38mAh and 8,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,600mAh. At 4,700 milliamperes * hour, the ATIV Book 9 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ATIV Book 9.

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Light

The average weight of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 is 2kg. The ATIV Book 9 is one of the lightest portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9 (only 948 grams) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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13 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

Portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ATIV Book 9 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 750MHz and 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of only 850 megahertz, the ATIV Book 9 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This laptop has a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many medium processor cores portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

Similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ATIV Book 9 have processor frequencys of between 0.8GHz and 3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.2GHz. The processor frequency of the Samsung ATIV Book 9 of only 0.9 gigahertz is one of the slowest amongst laptops that are a similar age to the ATIV Book 9.

Portable PCs with a faster processor frequency that might be worth considering include the Lenovo B50-45[plb_3152168_price] (1.35GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other laptops of this type and age have a full-size keyboard, however the ATIV Book 9 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ATIV Book 9 is 11" and the biggest is 18". With a display diagonal of only 12.2 inches, the ATIV Book 9 has a very small display diagonal compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The ATIV Book 9 has one of the smaller total storage capacitys (only 256 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ATIV Book 9 is 32GB and the biggest is 2TB.

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Only Intel Core M Processor Family

The ATIV Book 9 has a better processor family than most medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. This laptop has an Intel Core M processor family, whereas most medium processor cores portable PCs that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ATIV Book 9 the best processor family is Intel Core i7 and the worst is AMD E.

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Only Two Number of Battery Cellss

The ATIV Book 9 is a two number of battery cells laptop.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The ATIV Book 9 has a fairly small battery capacity (Watt hours) (only 35 watt-hours) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for more than a year. The smallest battery capacity (Watt hours) of medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 is 23Wh, the biggest is 120Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 45Wh.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most notebook PCs of this spec and age do not have a touchscreen. The ATIV Book 9 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. Notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The processor boost frequencys of medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ATIV Book 9 range from 2GHz to 3.7GHz. The ATIV Book 9 has a very slow processor boost frequency (only 2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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1 Other reason to consider the Samsung ATIV Book 9

Released Over Two Years Ago

This laptop was released over two years ago.

Specification

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Conflict Free Processor
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Internal Memory
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Compatible Memory Cards
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Display
Display Diagonal
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Touchscreen
Display Brightness
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Full HD
LED Backlight
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Graphics
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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Camera
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Bluetooth
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USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
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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 Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
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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® Smart Cache
Intel 64
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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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Battery
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

(159)
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

(135)
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 20 December 2015 by Macbooklover
Macbooklover would recommend the Samsung Ativ Book 9 Spin 940X3L

I have 2 iMac and 1 Macbook Air at home and I love them but I needed a pc laptop for my work. First I tried Lenovo Thinkpad T450s but ended up returning it in a week. I had very good experience... Read more…

Reviewed 16 December 2015 by Dlosangeles
Dlosangeles would recommend the Samsung Ativ Book 9 Spin 940X3L

The Samsung ATVI spin is much lighter than the Microsoft Surface book and a better value. Apple Macs don't have touch screens and despite being crafted from a single piece of aluminum, just like... Read more…

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