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Samsung NP940X5J ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of Samsung NP940X5J ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the touchpad and performance. The battery and portability also get good feedback, but opinions are divided on the reliability. Many are critical about the price.

screen, portability, battery, performance, touchpad


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung NP940X5J ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Brian Westover (

Samsung Ativ Book 9 2014 Edition


The Samsung Ativ Book 9 2014 Edition should be on your short list if you want a premium, long-lasting ultrabook, but don't need a higher-than-HD display.

Slimmer, lighter design and larger display than previous iteration. Premium materials. Fourth-generation Intel Core i5 processor and 128GB solid-state drive keep things speedy. All-day battery life. Full-size HDMI port. Sound technology geared toward...

Full HD rather than Quad HD+ display on previous model. Dongles required for VGA and Ethernet. Slightly higher price than previous iteration

Samsung knows a thing or two about making top-notch ultraportables and ultrabooks, and the new Ativ Book 9 2014 Edition ($1,499.99 as tested) shows that it's still one of the best in the category. The follow-up to the top-rated Samsung Ativ Book 9...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Matt Smith (

Samsung ATIV Book 9 (2014) review


Samsung's ATIV Book 9 was among the PC industry's first responses to the Apple MacBook Air. Light, thin and thoroughly professional, the system emulated the Air well, but also suffered from many of its drawbacks, including limited performance, and an...

Extremely thin and light ; Bright, beautiful 1080p display ; Strong speakers ; Comfortable keyboard ; Long battery life

Chassis could be stronger ; Very lackluster performance for the price ; Similarly equipped competitors are much less expensive

Brilliantly engineered, the ATIV Book 9 is hampered by a CPU that can be found in systems that sell for a third of Samsung’s $1,499 MSRP.

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: Larry (

Best laptop I ever used.


Like I wrote earlier, I've used many different Windows XP/7/8 laptops in past 13 years and none of them have even come close to this one. Get this if you can afford it - you won't regret it.

Fast, battery life, touchscreen. Touchpad is the best one I ever used - I've used many different laptops (I work in a computer repair shop). I also have a Mac Book Pro right next to it and I prefer the Samsung's touchpad by far. It's that good. Ultra...


Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Sid (

Samsung ATIV Book 9


This is a preliminary report on my experiences with this product. I will be following up as time goes by. Having owned this laptop for just a few days, I would say that, so far, I am very pleased with my purchase. I predict that it will only get better...

Great cooling (ventilation) system...NO BOTTOM VENTS ; Solidly built with impressive looks ; Great display, considering that has a glossy (touch) screen

Glossy screen ; Finicky touch pad when it comes to two-finger scrolling ; Also, touch pad (?) jumps to incorrect conclusions about what I am about to do (select). However, I think this is a problem with Win8.1 and its "predictive" tendencies ; SSD...

Jun, 2014