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Samsung NP940X3G ATIV Book 9 Plus

alaTest has collected and analyzed 132 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the battery and usability are overall positive. The design and screen are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative opinions about the value for money.

portability, screen, design, usability, battery

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung NP940X3G ATIV Book 9 Plus is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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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

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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.

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Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus


Take a beautiful Windows ultrabook design. Add a super-high-resolution touch screen and longer-battery-life Intel Haswell processor. What could be wrong with that?

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.


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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.

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Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus


The ATIV Book 9 Plus keeps the slim and sleek chassis of its predecessor and adds a Retina-like display, long battery life and swift Haswell performance.

Lightweight attractive chassis; Captivating Retina-like display; Long battery life; Compelling app suite; Runs cool

Lightweight attractive chassis; Captivating Retina-like display; Long battery life; Compelling app suite; Runs cool

What a difference a refresh makes. The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus improves upon its predecessor in nearly every way, offering much longer battery life and a gorgeous Retina-like display. This Ultrabook also runs cooler than the previous version. If you...

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"Best laptop yet!"


Looked at several different ultrabooks before purchasing this one. Liked the Lenovo, but couldn't purchase locally. Sony looks and performs well but felt pretty flimsy and 'cheap', coupled with terrible reviews knocked it out of the running. I like the...

Speed, keyboard, construction

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"Very bad experience with product and customer service"


we have this Samsung NP900 ultrabook which is really cool as long as it works.

It's cool, light, and nice

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"It really useful to the working professionals,Students."


Its a Good laptop. Buying a Windows Laptop is always good choice.

Its Complete package of usability.So, Windows 8.1 is better than all the previous versions of Windows. Its worth of buying.

if it had 360 Degrees rotation, definitely it will be added advantage to the buyer

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Amazon review summary for Samsung NP940X3G ATIV Book 9 Plus


alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of Samsung NP940X3G ATIV Book 9 Plus from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

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85% 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)

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Awesome hardware, bad OS


Hit F4 on boot and create a Factory Image to a 16 GB USB stick!!!! No installation media comes with it, so this will get you back working if things go horribly wrong. Listing is WRONG - it does NOT come with the VGA dongle. What's shown in the picture...

Thin and light. FAST! Lots of RAM and HD space. Gorgeous screen (great for showing off photography while mobile)

Can't easily upgrade the HD to something larger. Windows 8.1 which is such a failure of an OS I almost didn't buy it. It constantly bounces you between the new touch and classic desktop interfaces. That's why 4 eggs instead of 5

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
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen:Multi Touch
True Resolution:QHD+ / WQHD+ / WQXGA+

General Features

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


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 4400


Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown
Processor:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-4200U / I7-4500U