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Samsung NP940X5J ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 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 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and durability. The performance and portability also get good feedback. There are some less positive views about the reliability and price.

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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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Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Samsung NP940X5J ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Samsung NP940X5J ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition 15.6-Inch Touchscreen Laptop (Intel Core i5, Mineral Ash Black)

May, 2016

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Samsung ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition review: Rare big-screen ultrabook at a premium price

 

Samsung's Ativ Book 9 (2014 Edition) certainly looks and feels the part of a premium ultrabook.

The Samsung Ativ Book 9 2014 Edition is an attractive aluminum-clad 15.6-inch laptop made for mobility with a body that's less than 4.5 pounds, barely more than 0.5 inch thick, and all-day battery life. Its backlit keyboard and large touchpad are...

Given its $1,500 price, you may be disappointed by its lack of discrete graphics and smallish 128GB solid-state drive for storage.

A big-screen ultrabook with a long, long battery life, the Samsung Ativ Book 9 2014 Edition delivers a high-end laptop experience for its premium price.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Samsung ATIV Book 9 ( 2014 Edition, Core i7)

 

Its sturdy aluminum chassis has the same sweeping lines as Samsung's 13.3-inch Book 9 Plus, but instead of that laptop's eye-popping 3,200x1,800-pixel-resolution display, the Book 9 is 1080p. It's also larger at 15.6 inches -- an unusual, though not...

The Samsung Ativ Book 9 2014 Edition is an attractive aluminum-clad 15.6-inch laptop made for mobility with a body that's less than 4.5 pounds, barely more than 0.5 inch thick, and all-day battery life. Its backlit keyboard and large touchpad are...

Given its $1,500 price, you may be disappointed by its lack of discrete graphics and smallish 128GB solid-state drive for storage.

A big-screen ultrabook with a long, long battery life, the Samsung Ativ Book 9 2014 Edition delivers a high-end laptop experience for its premium price.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

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 (digitaltrends.com)

Samsung ATIV Book 9 (2014) review

 

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

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Ativ Book 9 (2014) pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Samsung has updated its Ativ Book 9 laptop at CES 2014 and we tracked it down to have a quick play. The newest device in the ATIV line, the new Windows

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Joe Osborne (techradar.com)

Samsung ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition review

 

An ultrabook update in ways big and small

Sleek and svelte design ; First with lossless audio ; Feathery light

Big resolution drop

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 for 2014 isn't a mind blowing revolution on the previous model, but it's the smaller changes that make it an exciting rig. Coming in lighter than its main competitor and bumping up screen size is certainly no small feat for...

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: Larry (newegg.com)

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...

Expensive

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Sid (newegg.com)

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

Consumer review by: Gambera (samsung.us)

Love my computer!

 

This is the love of my life, the best laptop ever. Fast, strong and really good looking. Use it all the time and can't be without it.

Realistic color , Bright display

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: Stev198233 (samsung.us)

Nice

 

Worth eveypenny. Tottally works with all my apps and runs fast.

Bright display , Lightweight

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Sep, 2015

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1

Display

HD type:Full HD

Graphics

Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Processor

Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor package size:40