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Samsung NP940X5J ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Samsung NP940X5J ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and performance. The durability and portability are also appreciated, but many are negative about the reliability and price.

screen, portability, durability, performance, design

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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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: (cnet.com)

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

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: 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
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Expert review by: Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

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

Expert review by: Joe Osborne (techradar.com)

Hands on: 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 (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: Mowgus (samsung.us)

Falling apart in less than a year

 

Pros: Very Fast Great comfortable full keyboard Thin sleek design Beautiful display Cons: Less than 1 year of use and the lid near the hinge is falling apart...poor design. Cannot expand memory Trackpad is buggy...right clicks are sometimes registered...

Realistic color , Built-in speakers , comfortable keyboard

Poor quality , low quality track-pad

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: marinecpl (samsung.us)

Excellent Product

 

This is the best laptop I've ever owned. It is quick to start up, update, and download software. The picture is amazingly clear for anything you could possibly want to watch or play. The keyboard features make everything easy to adjust without the need...

Built-in speakers , Bright display , Durable , Realistic color , Lightweight

May, 2015

Consumer review by: stGermain (samsung.us)

very nice design, short on software

 

i have the i7 15.6" touch book 9. it's amazing in many ways. the boot time is incredible and performance is solid. although i'm a power user on my other machines, i use this one for business, so the graphics and general processing power are not pushed...

Built-in speakers , Bright display , Durable , Realistic color , nice quality feel

needs qhd if the tiny plus has it

Dec, 2014
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