Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus NP940X3G

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus NP940X3G
alaScore 91

276 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 276 reviews of Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus NP940X3G. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and image quality. The portability and design also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed views about the price.

performance, design, portability, image quality, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus NP940X3G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

See all Samsung Laptops

Review analysis

(Based on 276 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 165 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews


Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 128 of 165 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (106)

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus NP940X3G


alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus NP940X3G from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers really like the keyboard and design. The screen and portability are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the reliability, while the price and usability get less positive comments.

image quality, portability, screen, design, keyboard

performance, usability, price

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung ATIV Book 9 NP940X3G-K04US Model 13.3-inch Touchscreen Laptop (Intel Core i7, Mineral Ash Black)Samsung ATIV BOOK 9 PLUS 940X3G-K05 Intel ® 1800 MHz 256 GB 8192 MB Flash Hard Drive HD Graphics 4400

May, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus NP940X3G


alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 user reviews of Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus NP940X3G from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Opinions about the usability and image quality are on the whole positive. The design and portability also get good feedback, but the touchpad and reliability get mixed comments.

performance, portability, design, image quality, usability

82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus NP940X3G-K01US 13.3-Inch Touchscreen LaptopSamsung ATIV Book 9 Plus NP940X3G-K04US 13.3-Inch Touchscreen Laptop (Mineral Ash Black)Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus NP940X3G-K06US 13.3-Inch Laptop (Mineral Ash Black)

May, 2016

Expert review by: Hubert Nguyen (

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus Review


I started to take notice of Samsung as a laptop manufacturer when the company created its Series 9 brand of laptops that were designed to be...

Samsung Reviews.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Florian Glaser (

F1 2013 Benchmarked


Top speed. Codemasters once again invites motor sport fans to the Formula 1 circus. The 2013 edition's highlight is the brand new ?Classic Mode?. Did the developers make some modifications to the graphics too? Have the hardware demands changed? Our...

A further thank you goes to Micron for providing the 480 GB Crucial M500, on which Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit is installed

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Till Schönborn (

Review Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 940X3G Ultrabook


Pixel frenzy. Retina is a thing of the past. Samsung stirs up the competition with a sensational QHD+ screen and even beats the MacBook series from Apple. Comprised of an energy-efficient Haswell CPU, 4 GB of RAM and a 128 GB SSD, the ATIV Book 9 Plus...

First-rate casing rigidness and build; Outstanding input devices; Tremendous screen resolution; Viewing angle stable PLS screen; Good application performance; Low noise development; Long battery runtimes; Easy-to-clean fan; Strong speakers

Screen's glossy surface; Middling web cam quality; No display port; High price found, among others, with Apple where the potential buyer can choose either the MacBook Air 13 or MacBook Pro 13. Other alternatives are Sony's Vaio Pro 13, Acer's Aspire S7, Zenbook Infinity UX301 or Dell's XPS 13.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Sam Rutherford (

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus Review


Gorgeous, elegant design; Bright Quad-HD+ touch screen; Powerful speakers; Solid, backlit keyboard

A bit heavier than other ultraportables; Some bloatware

Samsung's ATIV Book 9 Plus is a gorgeous, aluminum-clad ultraportable with a vibrant quad-HD touch screen and fairly strong battery life.

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Wired (

Look Sharp


Samsung's ATIV Book laptops don't go up to 10. They start at the ATIV Book 2 and they go up to the ATIV Book 9. But if you want one louder, you do have an option: The ATIV Book 9 Plus . Bargain-seekers can stop reading right now. At $1,400, the ATIV...

Touchscreen’s extreme brightness outmatched only by its resolution. Category-busting battery life. Solid performance, stability. Great design

Expensive, especially with these specs. Weak keyboard. Outer lid attracts fingerprints. Not sure what to do with this embarrassment of pixels

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: David Pierce (

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus review


Two years ago, Samsung's Series 9 represented a sea change. It was one of the lightest, thinnest, best-looking laptops ever made, and Samsung made it powerful too. It was the first ultrabook to be...

Beautiful chassis ; Attractive, high-res display ; Solid performance ; Good keyboard

Still too much design clutter ; Trackpad has a few quirks ; Battery life is only average

A great Windows laptop, but nothing truly sets it apart

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Burns (

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus Review


In the Samsung ATIV Book series, the company comes to a point in their history with notebooks that they're ready to go to battle with the highest-quality units in the industry. In the ATIV Book 9 Plus with 13.3-inch LED QHD+ (3200 x 1800 pixel)...

Utilizing the best in optimized hardware from the past several generations of Samsung notebooks and today's finest in processing power (save the slightly more expensive Intel i7 version of this device), the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus is easily one of the...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: PC Magazine (

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus


High-resolution display boasts 3,200-by-1,800 resolution and 10-finger touch. Slim lightweight design. Premium materials. Fourth-generation Intel Core i5 processor and 128GB solid-state drive keep things speedy. Long battery life. Dual-band Wi-Fi....

Limited storage capacity. Marquee software options have limited appeal. Dongles for VGA and HDMI not included

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus goes toe to toe with the best premium ultrabooks, then tops it off with a jaw-dropping high-resolution display.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: (

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus


Nothing at all. The Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus is a rebirth of the Book 9/Series 9, a laptop line we've loved for years because of its solid shape, slim design, and strong performance. Samsung's rebranding of Windows laptops to "Ativ" is a little...

The Ativ Book 9 Plus laptop has a sturdy, slim design, ultra-high-res touch screen, and really good battery life.

Costs several hundred more than we’d prefer; shrunken HDMI port; doesn’t convert to a tablet form -- strictly a laptop.

If you’re just looking for an all-around excellently made Windows touch ultrabook and don’t mind that it's on the expensive side (and doesn’t convert to a tablet), the improved Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus is worth the investment.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus review


When Samsung first released the Series 9 in 2011, it quickly became one of our favorite laptops of the year. Then, once Intel threw its marketing weight

Super-thin, well-made ; Gorgeous 3,200 x 1,800 display ; Good battery life, runs cool ; Excellent audio quality

Trackpad can still use some fine-tuning ; Relatively slow I/O speeds ; Logos painted onto the device ; One configuration

With the ATIV Book 9 Plus, Samsung can still lay claim to one of the best Ultrabooks on the market. As ever, it offers an attractive design and fast performance, but battery life is improved, and the 3,200 x 1,800 display is best in class.

Sep, 2013

Product Specifications


Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92 / 1.3


HD type:Full HD / QHD+


Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
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
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16


Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes


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


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
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor package size:40


Password protection: Yes