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Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite

alaTest has collected and analyzed 395 reviews of Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the design and price are generally positive. The usability and portability also get good feedback, whereas the sound and touchpad get negative comments.

performance, portability, usability, price, design

screen, touchpad, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 user reviews of Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the reliability and price are generally positive. The usability and performance are also appreciated, whereas the sound and durability get critical reviews.

portability, performance, usability, price, reliability

screen, durability, sound

78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite 13.3-inch Laptop - Black (Quad Core 1.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8)Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite 13.3-inch Laptop - Black (Quad Core 1.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8)

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

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

This summary is based on the products: Decalrus - Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus "PLUS" with 13.3" screen Full Body Lite BLUE Texture Brushed Aluminum skin skins decal for case cover BAsamsungATIDecalrus - Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus "PLUS" with 13.3" screen Full Body Lite BLUE Texture Brushed Aluminum skin skins decal for case cover BAsamsungATI

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca. People really like the portability.

portability

50% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite NP915S3G-K05US 13.3-Inch Laptop (Marble White)Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite NP915S3G-K05US 13.3-Inch Laptop (Marble White)

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Philipp Trulson / Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite 905S3G-K01DE Subnotebook

 

Ultraslim - the AMD way. Samsung's rather expensive ATIV Book 9 Plus was released some time ago and has been called the "most beautiful Ultrabook" by some. The ATIV Book 9 Lite uses AMD components and is offered at a more palatable price point. What...

Thin and elegant; Reasonable stiff base unit; Matte display panel; Good keyboard; Quiet even under load; Low power consumption

Comparatively low performance; Low battery capacity hampers battery life; Pricey

We still don't know how Samsung modified the quad-core APU. Subjectively, the performance of the SSD-equipped notebook is quite good.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Pro

 

The Samsung Ativ Book 9 Pro is a premium desktop-replacement laptop with stellar build quality, a sharp 4K touch display, and fast hardware.

Fantastic all-around build quality. Attractive design. Sharp, vibrant 4K touch display. Fast hardware. Loud, clear speakers. USB-C port.

A little light on storage. Middling battery life.

Conclusion The Samsung Ativ Book 9 Pro is an extremely well-built and nicely designed laptop. The touch screen is sharp, vibrant, and has wide viewing angles. Performance is on par with other premium laptops, some of which are more expensive, and it...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Samsung Ativ Book 9 (2015) review

 

Before Apple even announced its slim, lightweight 12-inch MacBook , Samsung had already released a nearly identical product. First seen at CES 2015, the Samsung Ativ Book 9 matches the MacBook nearly spec for spec.

Samsung fits a good number of ports into its very slim 12-inch Ativ Book 9. The system gets the best battery life to date from a Windows system running a Core M processor.

Shorter battery life than Apple's very similar 12-inch MacBook, and a matching configuration costs more. The lack of a touch screen and small touch pad aren't ideal for Windows 8.

This very usable 12-inch laptop is a good, if expensive, tool for websurfing and casual use, but would benefit from better battery life.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Samsung Ativ Book 9 (2015)

 

Samsung has created a little beauty in the new ATIV Book 9. Featuring an aluminum chassis, this notebook weighs just over 2 pounds, has a lovely 12.2-inch, 2560 x 1600-resolution display and comes with an Intel Core M processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite

 

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite entry-level DTR laptop has a great looking design, but with mediocre performance, it's all sizzle, no steak.

Slim chassis and lightweight design. Affordable price. Speedy solid-state drive

Lackluster battery life. Miserable performance from Samsung's mystery processor

As most any parent will surely agree, no two children are alike, not even within the same family. The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite looks a great deal like the premium Ultrabook Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus, our Editors' Choice for high-end ultrabooks. The much...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite review: What does it take to make an $800 version of a $1,400 Ultrabook?

 

Samsung naturally had to cut corners to make an $800 version of its flagship Ultrabook, but the performance and battery life here are inferior compared to other laptops in this price range.

Thin and light, especially for a machine in this price range ; Low-glare display ; Comfortable keyboard ; Fast disk speeds

Performance hiccups ; Short battery life ; Touchscreen wobbles when you touch it ; Finicky trackpad

The ATIV Book 9 Lite sounded like a good idea. In fact, the sales pitch was remarkably straightforward: Here's a machine that looks generally like the high-end ATIV Book 9 Plus, but costs a lot less. The problem is, the Book 9 Lite ultimately rests too...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (pcworld.com)

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite review: It's like a laptop for your Galaxy phone

 

Unless you intend to take full advantage of Samsung's SideSync technology, you'll find far better notebooks on the market.

SideSync is a good feature—if you have a Samsung mobile device ; Smooth, accurate touchscreen ; Good overall performance

SideSync is difficult to set up ; Trackpad feels cheap ; Lots of bloatware

The Ativ Book 9 Lite is a good notebook if you also own a mobile Samsung device and intend to use the two together; otherwise, it's just average.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: John Ratsey (NotebookReview.com)

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite (NP905S3G) User Review

 

The Samsung Series 9 premium notebooks get lightweight and less pricey with the ATIV Book 9 Lite. Is this "plastic fantastic" or just a cheaper Samsung laptop?

Non-glare non-touchscreen (a glossy touchscreen version is available for those who want it) ; Cool and quiet ; Reasonably affordable ; SSD with 10 second startup time.

Relatively slow CPU ; Moderate battery capacity ; Needs special dongles for the network and VGA devices ; Limited potential for hardware upgrades

What were Samsung thinking of when they designed this notebook? Perhaps it is aimed at those who desire portability, ease of use and modest computing power while wanting something bigger than a tablet with a keyboard, all at a reasonable price. Anyone...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite review: A cut-price ultrabook experience

 

Summary: The 13.3-inch Windows 8-based Ativ Book 9 Lite looks like an ultrabook and comes with an attractive price tag, but has Samsung cut too many corners in pursuit of affordability?

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite marble white

 

The perfect sweet-spot $799 touch-screen Windows 8 ultrabook has been made already : we've reviewed several, in fact. But, those configurations tend to get discontinued.

The Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite has a touch screen, feels reasonably sleek, and handles everyday tasks reasonably well.

A plastic design, underwhelming display and battery life, and underpowered AMD processing.

Samsung’s latest budget spin on a Windows touch-screen, AMD-powered, ultrabook-esque laptop has some flair, but the corners it cuts aren't worth the money saved.

Sep, 2013

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92 / 2

Display

Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:Full HD / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: No
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 2
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 12
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 6000 / AMD Radeon HD 8000 / AMD Radeon R3 / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x402 / 0xA16
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.7
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

LAN/VGA combo port: No
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

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 / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L2 / L3
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-4000 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series
Scenario Design Power (SDP):6
Thermal Design Power (TDP):11.5 / 15

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:75107 / 75459 / 75460 / 76609
Processor package size:40
UART: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes