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Samsung ATIV Book 9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 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. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and design. The usability and performance also get good feedback, whereas many are critical 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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Samsung ATIV Book 9 from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Views about the design and screen are overall positive. The price and performance also get good views, but many are negative about the usability.

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

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

May, 2017

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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 (

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 (

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

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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

Expert review by: Scott Stein (

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 (

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Review


Samsung ATIV Book 9 is a slim 13.3-inch laptop with a 0.51" thickness. The notebook looks and feels like a glimpse of the future; but it comes at a price.

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 (

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 (

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: Eric Grevstad (

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Pro Review and Ratings


It's not cheap at $1,599, but Samsung's flagship 4K desktop replacement can handle any office or creative task (and do a fair job of 1080p gaming).

Nice 4K touch screen ; Snappy keyboard ; Excellent audio

No 16GB RAM configuration

After fully recharging the laptop, we set up the machine in power-save mode (as opposed to balanced or high-performance mode) and make a few other battery-conserving tweaks in preparation for our unplugged video rundown test. In this test, we loop a...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: David Eitelbach (

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus Review and Ratings


Thanks to its sleek aluminum exterior, 3,200x1,800 touch screen, outstanding audio, excellent keyboard and reliable touch pad—not to mention its nine-hour battery life—Samsung's ATIV Book 9 Plus is a near-perfect ultrabook.

Elegant aluminum design ; Excellent keyboard and touch pad ; Loud and clear audio ; Vivid 3,200x1,800 display ; Solid performance ; Long battery life

Most programs not optimized for QHD+ resolution ; Lid difficult to open with one hand

Besides its QHD+ display, the ATIV Book 9 Plus' other standout feature proved to be its epic battery life. On our demanding video rundown test, the Book 9 Plus lasted a whopping nine hours and 21 minutes, challenged only by the Acer in this group:

Dec, 2013

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3 / 2


Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD+ / No / QHD+


Discrete graphics adapter: No
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 2
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 12
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 8000 / AMD Radeon R3 / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166 / 0x402 / 0xA16
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes


3G standards:HSPA+
4G:No / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE

Ports & interfaces

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 / 2


Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 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 / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L2 / L3
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-4000 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series
Scenario Design Power (SDP):6
Thermal Design Power (TDP):11.5 / 15 / 17

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:72055 / 75459 / 76609
Processor package size:31 / 40