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Samsung ATIV Book 9 Spin / NP940X3L

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 reviews of Samsung ATIV Book 9 Spin / NP940X3L. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the design and performance. The screen and durability also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the battery.

portability, durability, screen, performance, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Spin / NP940X3L is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung ATIV Book 9 Spin / NP940X3L


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Samsung ATIV Book 9 Spin / NP940X3L from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Reviews about the portability and screen are on the whole positive. The design and usability also get good feedback.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung ATIV Book 9 Spin 13.3 inch Ultrabook with US Keyboard | Intel Core i7 | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD | Windows 10 (2016 Model)Samsung ATIV Book 9 Spin 13.3 inch Ultrabook with US Keyboard | Intel Core i7 | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD | Windows 10 (2016 Model)

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Lisa Gade (

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Spin


Samsung doesn't offer many laptop models in the US, and when they do, they're generally stunningly designed high end machines with an attention to assembly and materials that brings to mind luxury sports cars and Apple products. Rumors swirled in 2015...

Stunning design, extremely slim and light yet powerful. Lovely display, great trackpad and very good keyboard

A bit expensive, attracts fingerprints

The Samung ATIV Book 9 Spin is one of the most elegant, attractive, slim and light 13" Ultrabooks on the market. Despite its incredibly slim design it's also very rigid and strong--no need to baby it. That's pretty much the same thing I said 2 years...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Kevin Lee (

Hands on: Samsung Ativ Book 9 Spin review


This featherweight 3K Ultrabook asks for your top dollar

Featherweight frame ; Incredibly thin ; Stunning 4K screen

A bit expensive ; Limited customization options ; Mushy keyboard

Nov, 2015

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Great Tablet Feature


The Samsung Notebook 9 Spin (NP940X3L) is a great windows laptop. The spin/tablet feature is especially helpful in meetings or in crowded space (e.g. airplanes) where you may not have the room or want the appearance of having a full laptop out.

Realistic color , Bright display , Built-in speakers , Durable , Lightweight

May, 2016

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Powerful & Dependable


This SAMSUNG notebook is the BEST in regard to Power & Compactness. Reliability is also a big plus as are the whole line of Samsung products.

Durable , Lightweight

May, 2016

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Hey ladies and gents, I'm a die heart Samsung lover owning their smart TV's, galaxy note tablet, note 5 phone and now this...the Book 9 Spin 13"...loving every aspect of it. This product is small enough for me for traveling but yet pack with all the...

Realistic color , Bright display , Built-in speakers , Durable , Lightweight , it's a samsung

battery life

May, 2016

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This notebook is easy to use and is fast


Just bought my new notebook. It is very easy to use and has so many wonderful features. It also has outstanding display and sound.

Realistic color , Bright display , Built-in speakers , Lightweight , fast

May, 2016

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Researched a lot, bought this one.


Happy with the specs on this one. I'm a heavy user doing web work and need portability, thus the Spin is perfect. Plus I love the screen, I am so spoiled by Samsung screens, so gorgeous. The loud and clear speakers are also a real plus as I use Cortana...

Bright display , Built-in speakers , Durable , Lightweight , speakers are loud!

Apr, 2016

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the best Ive ever purchased


I've tried many, I can guarantee you that this device is the market best.

Inexpensive , Bright display , Durable , Lightweight

Apr, 2016

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The full package! this laptop has it all... Great power in a superb design!!


Great design, super light while packing much power. Processor i7 and SSD drive makes a powerful combination. Start time is almost immediate. Sleek super light design with literally no noise at all. Love the wifi + Bluetooth combo... the microSD slot is...

Realistic color , Bright display , Built-in speakers , Lightweight , memory + ssd speed + no noise!?

Apr, 2016

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Great Laptop


I bought this laptop and it is the best laptop I have ever had. I bought the another computer with similar specs before this one, but the touchpad on that one was absolutely horrible. The touchpad on the Samsung is great (very smooth, responsive). The...

Realistic color , Bright display , Durable , Lightweight

Apr, 2016

Product Specifications


Audio system:SoundAlive
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2


Battery Capacity:39
Battery capacity (Watt hours):39
Battery life (max):7.3
Battery performance:5120
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:2


Front Camera:Y
Rear camera:N


Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Convertible (Folder)
Product type:Hybrid (2-in-1)


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:350
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:3200 x 1800
Full HD: Yes
HD type:QHD+
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter power:40


Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1.05
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:1916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 520
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4


Full-size keyboard: No
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:80
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:8
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1866
Memory layout:1 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8


3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:SoundAlive

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y


AC adapter power:40


Bus type:Opi
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.1
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:2.5
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i7-6500U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1356
Processor threads:4
System bus data transfer rate:4
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

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
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88194
Processor code:SR2EZ
Processor package size:42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Password protection:BIOS, HDD
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD


Bundled software:Samsung SideSync 4.0\nSamsung Link 2.0
Operating system installed:Windows 10 Home


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA III
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256

Weight & Dimensions