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Samsung NP915S3G ATIV Book 9 Lite

alaTest has collected and analyzed 296 reviews of Samsung NP915S3G ATIV Book 9 Lite. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and price. The usability and portability also get good feedback. There are some critical views about the sound and touchpad.

performance, portability, usability, price, design

screen, image quality, touchpad, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung NP915S3G ATIV Book 9 Lite is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung NP915S3G ATIV Book 9 Lite

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 user reviews of Samsung NP915S3G ATIV Book 9 Lite from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the reliability and price are overall positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the durability. Some have doubts about the sound and screen.

portability, performance, usability, price, reliability

screen, sound

80% 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 Touchscreen Laptop - White (Quad Core 1.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, WindoSamsung ATIV Book 9 Lite 13.3-inch Touchscreen Laptop - Black (Quad Core 1.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windo

May, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Samsung NP915S3G ATIV Book 9 Lite

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Samsung NP915S3G 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 4.0/5 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 product: Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite NP915S3G-K05US 13.3-Inch Laptop (Marble White)

May, 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: Dana Wollman (engadget.com)

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

 

It is what it sounds like. The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite, announced at the same time as the ATIV Book 9 Plus, is a mid-range version of the company's flag

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

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.

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: (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

Expert review by: Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite review

 

Well-built and boasting an excellent keyboard, the ATIV Book 9 Lite could be a real contender among affordable laptops. Unfortunately, it's let down by the processor, which offers netbook-grade performance and merely average battery life.

Samsung’s ATIV Book 9 Lite is an interesting, but failed, experiment. There are many things that we like about it; the keyboard is easy to love, the chassis is slim, and build quality is good for the price. If the Lite sold with a fourth-gen Intel...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Josh Fields (reviewed.com)

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite

 

A glossy finish can't mask this Samsung's shoddy performance.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: James Stables (techradar.com)

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite review

 

Samsung gives its coveted Series 9 a budget makeover

Price ; Decent trackpad ; Spacious keyboard ; Good battery life ; Portable

Poor screen ; Plasticky build ; Rebranded processor ; Below entry-level speeds ; Fiddly connectivity

This is a budget laptop masking as an ultrabook, bringing the looks but lacking the oomph and features found aplenty in its competitors.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite review

 

Its keyboard feels very plastic to the touch but offers a comfortable and tactile experience. The Lite's trackpad is more impressive with a large area to work with and the kind of responsiveness not regularly associated with cheaper laptops.

Samsung's Ativ Book 9 Lite is only around one-third the price of the Plus model. This means a plastic chassis and cheap screen and processor, while keeping an impressively thin and light form factor. Component downgrades mean this laptop is no...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Andy Vandervell (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite

 

Samsung creates an almost perfect budget laptop

Stylish design and solid build ; Comfortable keyboard ; Decent battery life ; Excellent value

Very average screen ; Slightly sluggish processor

None of this makes the Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite impossible to use, but films and photos lack the punch they do on pricier laptops. But it's the reflections that irk most, which makes opting for non-touchscreen version the best bet in our book. Not only...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite review

 

Stunning battery life and an extremely attractive design, but its slow processing power and lacklustre screen disappoint

Sep, 2013

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Rear camera: No

Display

HD type:Full HD / No

Graphics

Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DVI, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes

Processor

Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600,1866,2133
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L, DDR3L-RS-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-6500 series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX): Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): No
Intel TSX-NI: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
OS Guard: Yes

Security

Password protection: Yes