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Samsung NP915S3G ATIV Book 9 Lite

alaTest has collected and analyzed 146 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. The usability and screen also get good reviews. Comments about the connectivity and durability are mixed, while there are some less positive comments about the resolution.

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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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 35 user reviews of Samsung NP915S3G ATIV Book 9 Lite from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on

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80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite 13.3-inch Touchscreen Laptop - Black (Quad Core 1.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, WindoSamsung NP915S3G-K03UK 13.3 inch ATIV Book 9 Lite Laptop (Quad-Core Processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Windows 8 Professional)

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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

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.

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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.


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Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite ( marble white)


Sometimes it's pretty hard to tell what constitutes "low-cost" in a laptop. There are doorbuster, underpowered computers for $300, plenty of perfectly decent bargains for $500 , and a wide swath of ultrabooks and gaming PCs that'll get as expensive as...

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.

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Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite review


Netbooks may be dead, but the idea of low-voltage computing hasn't been buried with them. On the contrary, it's now mainstream, and some laptops that don't earn the Ultrabook label now ship with low-voltage processors rather than more powerful (and...

Good build quality ; Excellent keyboard ; Very thin and light ; Cool and quiet operation

Very poor performance ; Battery life is only competitive at load ; Lackluster display ; Overpriced

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.

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Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite


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

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Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite review


Windows 8 is beginning to embed itself into the public knowledge and we're getting more and more used to the concept of touchscreen laptops. And that's the exact where the affordable, sub-£500 Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite fits in.

Decent trackpad, responsive island keyboard, thin and of fair weight for size, affordable, decent battery life, we like the way it looks

Plasticky build, screen ought to be higher resolution, screen reflections, AMD processor limitations

The first ATIV model that we've seen for review breathes fresh life into the Samsung laptop range. The Book 9 Lite is a good looking, albeit fairly plasticky, 13.3-inch offering that's affordable and just as on the money when it comes to all those...

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Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite


Samsung's ‘Lite'weight laptop has portability down, but proves disappointingly gutless.

Thin, lightweight ; Excellent battery life ; Attractive design

Disappointing performance ; Low-quality screen

Fantastic battery life and a lightweight, ultra-thin design are easy to recommend, but low performance and a low-quality screen make the ATIV Book 9 Lite a niche product for users seeking mobility above all else.

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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

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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...

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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...

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:3 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen:1-Point Touch / 10-Point Touch / Multi Touch / No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro


Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD
GPU Model (Graphic Card):RADEON HD 6520G / RADEON HD8250


Chipset Brand:AMD / Unknown
Chipset Type:A60M FCH / Unknown
Processor Brand:AMD
Processor Number:A6-1450 / A6-3400M