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Samsung ATIV Book 9 NP930X5J

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Samsung ATIV Book 9 NP930X5J. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and portability. The design and battery also get good reviews. Opinions are divided on the touchpad, and many are critical about the size and usability.

screen, battery, design, portability, performance

usability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung ATIV Book 9 NP930X5J is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: David Eitelbach (computershopper.com)

Samsung ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition Review and Ratings

 

Resolution has fallen from quad HD to mere 1080p, but otherwise Samsung's ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition boasts everything we loved about the Book 9 Plus—a svelte aluminum shape, stellar keyboard, crystal-clear audio, and great battery life—in a larger...

Elegant aluminum design ; Excellent keyboard and touch pad ; Loud and clear audio ; Vivid 1080p display ; Long battery life

Only 128GB of storage ; Middling benchmark performance

Thankfully, the Samsung's epic battery life more than makes up for its middling benchmark performance. In our strenuous battery rundown test, the ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition didn't run out of steam for almost 11 and a half hours. This puts even the...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

first impressions

 

Samsung is clearly holding up their promise to stop developing PCs!!! We own several models np900x3 np900x4 and this new model. I recommend last years model

thin, powerful, possibly good battery life

HEAVIER (4 pounds), which is 0.5 pounds heavier than last years model, not much in way of improvement except battery life ; LARGER by almost an inch with minimal screen size increase ; GLOSSY screen (much worse than last years screen) ; Samsung is...

May, 2014

Consumer review by: Platini (officedepot.com)

The lightest and most powerful 15.6" laptop

 

Battery Life, Display Screen, Lightweight, Quality, Performance

May, 2014

Consumer review by: Platini (officedepot.com)

The lightest and most powerful 15.6" laptop

 

My mini-review of the Samsung NP930X5J after several weeks of use:

Battery Life, Display Screen, Lightweight, Quality, Performance

May, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Surround / SoundAlive / WM5102, Dolby Surround / Wolfson WM5102, Dolby Surround
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2
Speakers manufacturer:Wolfson

Battery

Battery Capacity:62
Battery capacity (Watt hours):62
Battery life (max):10 / 14
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92
Swivel webcam: No

Design

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

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:300
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 16
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
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

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Clickpad / Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board / SO-DIMM
Memory layout:2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:Dolby Surround / SoundAlive / WM5102, Dolby Surround / Wolfson WM5102, Dolby Surround
Display Technology:LCD
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Interface adapters included:Samsung 12-pin - VGA, Samsung LAN port - Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) / Samsung LAN port - Ethernet LAN (RJ-45)
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Ambient light sensor: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
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
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
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:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 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 / Yes
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 / No
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: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology:No / 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 / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
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 / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
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
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Bundled software:Adobe Photoshop Element 11, Recovery, Samsung Link, Settings, S Player+, S PhotoStudio, Support Center, SW Update
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Trial software:Microsoft Office, Norton Internet Security / Norton Internet Security

Storage

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

Technical Details

Display Technology:LCD
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:15 / 9.84
Height:0.587 / 1
Weight:3.92 / 3.97 / 4
Width:10 / 14.7