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Samsung NP915S3G ATIV Book 9 Lite

alaTest has collected and analyzed 299 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 really like the design and price. The usability and portability also get good opinions. There are some negative reviews 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. People are impressed by the reliability and price. The usability and performance are also appreciated. Many are negative about the sound and screen, while there are some mixed reviews about the durability.

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 Laptop - Black (Quad Core 1.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8)

Dec, 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 4.1/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by 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)

Dec, 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: 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: Brad Linder (liliputing.com)

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite review

 

Over the past few years, Samsung has released some of the best ultrabooks on the market. The company's Series 9 laptops set a standard for portable Windows notebooks with excellent displays, decent keyboards, good performance, and ridiculously thin and...

Fortunately, you can already find stores selling the ATIV Book 9 Lite for much lower prices, and as the price starts to inch closer to $600, it’ll be a lot easier to recommend this as a portable, inexpensive alternative to an ultrabook. But as things...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: David Eitelbach (computershopper.com)

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite Review and Ratings

 

Despite its attractive design, this affordable version of Samsung's ATIV Book 9/Series 9 touch-screen ultrabook suffers from sluggish performance, making it a chore to use even for everyday tasks.

Elegant, lightweight design ; Comfortable keyboard and touch pad ; Good speakers ; Innovative SideSync software

Painfully slow performance ; Keyboard not backlit ; Installing SideSync is tricky

Thankfully, the Book 9 Lite offers better battery life than it does performance. On our video-playback battery rundown test, the ATIV lasted almost five and a half hours—longer than both the Lenovo U310 Touch and Dell XPS 13, though short of its Series...

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

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92 / 2
Rear camera: No

Display

HD type:Full HD / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: No
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16 / 1916
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
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

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

Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6 / 34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600 / 1600,1866,2133
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L, DDR3L-RS-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell / Skylake
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6500 series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
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 Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX): Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75459 / 75460 / 88194
Processor package size:40 / 42

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes