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Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus

alaTest has collected and analyzed 337 reviews of Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and image quality. The portability and design are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on 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 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 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 also get good reviews. Many are less positive about the price and usability, while there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

image quality, portability, screen, design, keyboard

performance, usability, price

85% 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 NP940X3G-K04US Model 13.3-inch Touchscreen Laptop (Intel Core i7, Mineral Ash Black)

Jan, 2018

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


alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 user reviews of Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People really like the usability and image quality. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the touchpad and reliability.

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-K01US 13.3-Inch Touchscreen Laptop

Jan, 2018

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

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Brian Westover (

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus


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.

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.

Conclusion In terms of performance and battery life, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus is in line with other premium ultrabooks, both in performance scores and pricing. What the Book 9 Plus offers that others do not, however, is a higher-than-HD screen that...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Scott Stein (

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus review


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.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: (

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus review


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.

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

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

Samsung already had the best Ultrabook on the market, and it's managed to stay on top in 2013, even as its competitors have improved battery life and performance on their own models. Like its predecessor, the ATIV Book 9 Plus is impressively thin, with...

Sep, 2013

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD Audio / Sound Alive / SoundAlive / SoundAlive™
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 2 / 3 / 4


Battery Capacity:44 / 55 / 55.5
Battery capacity (Watt hours):44 / 55 / 55.5
Battery life (max):10 / 11 / 12 / 12.5 / 7.5 / 8
Battery performance:7300
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 6


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


Certification:TCO 4.0
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y / Yes
WiFi certified: Yes


Color of product:Black / Graphite
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook


3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:300 / 350 / 600
Display Diagonal:13 / 13.3
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3200 x 1800
Display response rise/fall:350
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD / QHD+
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / Y / Yes
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40
Power auto-sensing: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 16
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 900 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616 / 0xA16
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel HD Graphics 5500


Built-in touchpad:No / Yes
Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:80
Keyboard type:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Clickpad / Touchpad / Trackpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board / SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM


3G:N / No
4G:N / No
4G LTE: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:N / No / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11ac, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 179921.3
Operating altitude:0 - 120078.7
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80 / 5 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80 / 5 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

BD-R Dual Layer read speed:1
BD-R Dual Layer write speed:1
BD-R read speed:1
BD-R write speed:1
BD-R XL read speed:1
BD-R XL write speed:1
BD-RE Dual Layer read speed:1
BD-RE Dual Layer write speed:1
BD-RE read speed:1
BD-RE write speed:1
BD-RE XL read speed:1
BD-RE XL write speed:1
BD-ROM read speed:1
CD read speed:1
CD rewrite speed:1
CD write speed:1
CD-R read speed:1
CD-R write speed:1
CD-RW read speed:1
CD-RW write speed:1
Disc types supported: No
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:1
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:1
DVD-R read speed:1
DVD-R write speed:1
DVD-RAM read speed:1
DVD-RAM write speed:1
DVD-RW read speed:1
DVD-RW write speed:1
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:1
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:1
DVD+R read speed:1
DVD+R write speed:1
DVD+RW read speed:1
DVD+RW write speed:1
HD DVD-ROM read speed:1
HD DVD-ROM write speed:1
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:Sound Alive / SoundAlive / SoundAlive™
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bag included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Interface adapters included:Samsung 12-pin - VGA, Samsung LAN port - Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) / Samsung LAN port - Ethernet LAN (RJ-45)
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


Ambient light sensor: Yes
Start-up time:1.4 / 5.9

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port:N / Y
Line-in: No
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:N
Mini VGA ports quantity:1
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:4
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y / Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40
Power auto-sensing:Y / Yes


Bus type:DMI2
Chipset:Intel HM75 Express
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
L3 cache:3
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM75 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x4, 2x4 / 2x4 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:i5-4200U / i5-5200U / i7-4500U / i7-5500U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 3
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Broadwell / Haswell
Processor cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-5xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx / Intel Core i7-5xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.8 / 2.2 / 2.4
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor model:i5-4200U / i5-5200U / i7-4500U / i7-5500U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-5500 Mobile series / Intel® Core™ i5-5200 Mobile Series
Processor socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C0 / F0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology:No / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology version:9.5
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No / Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No / Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No / Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75459 / 75460 / 85212 / 85214
Processor code:SR16Z / SR170 / SR23W / SR23Y
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot:No / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader:No / Yes
Password protection:BIOS, HDD / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD / Y / Yes
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes


Bundled software:Microsoft Signature Experience / Samsung SideSync 3.0,\nSamsung Link 2.0 / Samsung SideSync 3.0\nSamsung Link 2.2 / Samsung SideSync, S Player+, S PhotoStudio, S Camera+, Evernote, Settings, Support Center, SW Update, Recovery / Samsung SideSync, Samsung HomeSync Lite, S Player+, S PhotoStudio / Samsung SideSync, Samsung HomeSync Lite, S Player+, S PhotoStudio, S Camera+, Evernote, Settings, Support Center, SW Update, Recovery / Samsung SideSync, Samsung HomeSync Lite, S Player, S PhotoStudio, Settings, Support Center, Software Update, Recovery / Samsung SideSync\nSamsung HomeSync Lite\nS Player+\nS PhotoStudio / Samsung SideSync\nSamsung HomeSync Lite\nS Player+\nS PhotoStudio\nS Camera+\nEvernote / Samsung SideSync\nSamsung HomeSync Lite\nS Player+\nS PhotoStudio\nS Camera+\nEvernote\nMicrosoft Office Trial\nSettings\nSupport Centre\nSW Update\nRecovery / Samsung SideSync\nSamsung HomeSync\nLiteS Player+S PhotoStudio\nS Camera+Evernote
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Trial software:Microsoft Office, Norton Internet Security / Norton Internet Security / Norton Internet Security, Microsoft Office


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Memory card slot(s):Y
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA / Serial ATA III
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.6 / 13 / 8.62 / 8.74 / 8.78 / 9
Height:0.508 / 0.52 / 0.535 / 0.539 / 1
Weight:2 / 2.49 / 2.56 / 2.87 / 3.04 / 3.06
Width:12 / 12.4 / 12.6 / 13 / 8.78 / 9