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Samsung NP940X5J ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 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 really like the design and performance. The durability and screen are also appreciated. There are some critical comments about the price. Comments are divided on the image quality.

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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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Samsung NP940X5J ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on

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

Oct, 2017

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Samsung Ativ Book 9 2014 Edition


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

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Samsung ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition review: big screen, even bigger price


The ATIV Book 9 Edition is one of the only 15-inch Ultrabooks available right now, and it's a fine product indeed, with long battery life, a thin and light design and unmatched audio quality. It's expensive for what it is, though, particularly...

Best-in-class audio quality ; Thin and light for a 15-inch laptop ; Long battery life ; Comfortable keyboard and trackpad ; One of the few 15-inch Ultrabooks available

Expensive, even for a flagship Ultrabook ; Screen isn't as sharp as what you'll find on competing 13-inch Ultrabooks ; You could enjoy the same performance on a much cheaper machine

The ATIV Book 9 Edition is a good Ultrabook in its own right: It's well-designed and thin and light for its size, with solid performance, long battery life and a comfortable keyboard-trackpad combo. It's also a clear improvement over its predecessor,...

Jul, 2014

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.

Conclusion While I was sad to see that the Samsung Ativ Book 9 2014 Edition didn't offer the same higher-than-HD screen seen on the previous Book 9 Plus, it was one of the only disappointments in an otherwise premium ultraportable. The slim design and...

Jun, 2014

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Samsung ATIV Book 9 (2014 Edition)


Users looking for a productivity-friendly notebook with strong multimedia prowess and long battery life have a compelling option in the Samsung ATIV Book 9 (2014 Edition). The 15.6-inch notebook sports a colorful, 1920 x 1080 touch screen and rich...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Matt Smith (

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 (

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 (

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

Jan, 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

Consumer review by: Gambera (

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

Product Specifications


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


HD type:Full HD


Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16


Keyboard backlit: Yes


4G: No

Ports & interfaces

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


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
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:75459 / 75460
Processor package size:40