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Samsung ATIV Book 9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 reviews of Samsung ATIV Book 9. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the screen and design. The usability and performance are also appreciated, but views are divided on the battery. Some have doubts about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung ATIV Book 9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung ATIV Book 9

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Samsung ATIV Book 9 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviews about the design and screen are on the whole positive. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the usability.

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59% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung ATIV Book 9 NP900X3F-K01US 13.3-Inch Full HD Premium Ultrabook (Mineral Ash Black)

May, 2016

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Samsung Ativ Book 9 ( 2015)

 

Both systems have 12-inch displays with better-than-HD resolutions, both use Intel's Core M processor , both have premium-feeling designs and are very slim and light, with each weighing just a hair over two pounds.

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: Valentina Palladino (laptopmag.com)

Samsung Ativ Book 9 (2015) Review

 

Beautiful display; Thin and light design; Solid overall performance

Finicky touchpad; Short battery life

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 is a compact laptop with a stunning display and good overall performance, but it suffers from short battery life.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

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: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Samsung Ativ Book 9 review:

 

Windows 8 laptops with touch are everywhere, but don't tell the Samsung Ativ Book 9. This laptop doesn't seem to have gotten the memo. In fact, it seems almost exactly the same as the 2012 Samsung Series 9 . That's because it is almost the same.

The Samsung Ativ Book 9 is still one of the smallest and best-built Windows 8 ultrabooks around, and has a crisp 1080p display.

It lacks a touch screen, and battery life is disappointing for such an expensive laptop.

Formerly the Samsung Series 9, the rebranded Ativ Book 9 got little more than a change in name; the laptop feels dated, as it lacks a touch screen and the benefits of newer Intel processors.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Michael Wall (NotebookReview.com)

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Review

 

The Samsung Series 9 NP900X3E offers strong performance in an exceptionally thin form factor.

Incredibly Thin Form Factor ; Long Battery Life ; High Quality Touchpad

Expensive ; No Touch-Display

It’s hard to find many faults with the Samsung ATIV Book 9, as the ultrabook manages to do most things fairly well. The most serious issue that can be raised against the device is its cost. While many of the features of this device are fantastic, many...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Sherri L. Smith (laptopmag.com)

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Review

 

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 keeps the lightweight chassis of the previous generation and adds a full HD display, but relatively short battery life and high temperatures give us pause.

Attractive, lightweight chassis; Vivid, full-HD display; Solid graphics and performance; Samsung SideSync app integrates Samsung Android devices with the PC; Fast boot time

Below-average battery life; Runs hot

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 keeps the lightweight chassis of the previous generation and adds a full HD display, but relatively short battery life and high temperatures give us pause.

May, 2013

Expert review by: Brendan Nystedt (reviewed.com)

Samsung Notebook 9 Pro Laptop Review

 

With great power comes...short battery life.

With so many premium ultrabooks on the market, the classic 15-inch laptop has become something of a rare bird. In fact, this Samsung model would be one-of-a-kind if it weren't for the excellent new Dell XPS 15 (9550). While we love the Notebook 9 Pro's...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Joe Osborne (techradar.com)

Samsung Ativ Book 9 (2015) review

 

Samsung's smallest, sharpest and safest Ultrabook yet

Super thin and light ; Cool screen features ; Solid security measures

Pretty expensive ; Short on screen space

Be prepared to pay up for Samsung's would-be Retina MacBook Air rival, filled to the brim with security and style.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com.au)

Samsung's 12-inch Ativ Book 9 is a slim laptop that doesn't skimp on ports (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: James Pikover (mashable.com)

Samsung's ATIV Book 9: What all future Windows laptops will look like [REVIEW]

 

Gorgeously thin frame ; Ultra light ; Kickass display with very bright

Pricey ; Occasional slowdowns ; Wonky Samsung software ; Middling battery life

The Samsung ATIV Book is the yin to Apple's new MacBook yang.

Apr, 2015
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Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes

Processor

Processor cache level:L2 / L3
Processor cache type:L2 / L3

Processor special features

Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No