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Samsung ATIV Book 8

Samsung ATIV Book 8
alaScore 90

46 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and battery. The performance and screen also get good views, but views about the portability and value for money are different.

design, screen, performance, battery, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung ATIV Book 8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Samsung ATIV Book 8


With a 1080p touch screen, quad-core Haswell processor, discrete graphics and nearly 8 hours of battery life, the Samsung ATIV Book 8 packs a lot into its 15-inch frame.

Attractive chassis; Full 1080p display; Solid performance and graphics; Long battery life ; Loud clear audio

Mushy keyboard

As we noted with the Samsung ATIV Book 6, the ATIV Book 8 offers a premium design, strong audio, excellent all-around performance, and a host of apps, such as SideSync, that will be useful for Samsung smartphone owners. Although it costs $70 more, the...

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Samsung ATIV Book 8 Review


Just five years ago Samsung was, to most Americans, primarily a manufacturer of high-end televisions. That market was booming, but, in a smart move, the company's management decided to make the brand a globe name in other areas. Smartphones have been...

Attractive design and good build quality ; Good, high-contrast display ; Outstanding performance in apps ; Adequate game performance ; Lots of storage space ; Excellent battery life ; Good value

Keyboard is just average ; Runs a bit hot at idle

The ATIV Book 8 is among the best laptops we’ve ever reviewed. The laptop’s outstanding performance, excellent endurance, and attractive design are matched by few competitors, all of which sell for hundreds more.

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Samsung Ativ Book 8 review


15.6-inch portable that packs power - at a price

Great screen ; Awesome power ; Lovely build ; Slim and eye catching ; Decent battery life

Heavy ; Expensive ; Touchscreen is an afterthought

The Samsung Series 7 Chronos is one of the best Windows laptops money can buy, but in this changing world of computing, we urge you as a buyer to consider whether your needs would be served better with a lighter, more mobile machine with less emphasis...


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Samsung Ativ Book 8 review


A great general purpose laptop with a beautiful display and dedicated graphics, but this is a step down from its cheaper predecessor

The Ativ Book 8 is a great desktop replacement, but when it's more expensive and has a worse battery life than its predecessor, we can't help feeling a little disappointed with it. There are much cheaper and more powerful general purpose laptops you...

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Samsung Ativ Book 8 review


A potentially better improvement is that screen resolution is now a full-HD 1920 x 1080 pixels – for many, a more suitable spec for a 15.6in screen size. Viewing angles are excellent but the glossy surface counteracts this somewhat – a shame...

We'd rather have an optical drive instead of a touchscreen but this is hardly uncommon. Nevertheless, the Samsung Ativ Book 8 is a powerhouse Windows 8 laptop. We like the smart design and usability, but you're paying a lot of money for a 2012-spec...