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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. Reviews about the design and performance are generally positive. The durability and screen are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the image quality, and there are some less positive comments about the price.

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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 4.1/5 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 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)

Dec, 2017

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: (engadget.com)

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 (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.

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

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

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 (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

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

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:62
Battery capacity (Watt hours):62
Battery life (max):8.8
Battery performance:8150
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

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

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:300 / 350
Display Diagonal:16
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter power:40

Graphics

Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4400

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Clickpad

Memory

Internal memory:8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection:N / No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:HD
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in: No
Mini VGA ports quantity:1
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2

Power

AC adapter power:40

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:1x4, 2x4 / 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:i5-4200U / i7-4500U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 3
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.8
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:i5-4200U / i7-4500U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C0
System bus data transfer rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75459 / 75460
Processor code:SR16Z / SR170
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes

Software

Bundled software:Samsung Link, S Player+, S PhotoStudio
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8.1

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA III
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10
Height:1
Weight:4
Width:15