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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. Opinions about the design and screen are generally positive. The usability and performance also get good comments. Many are negative about the battery and 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 87/100 = 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 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and screen. The price and performance are also appreciated, whereas many are negative 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 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)

Nov, 2017

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 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

 

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 (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: Eric Grevstad (computershopper.com)

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: Kevin Lee (techradar.com)

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

Lightweight, high in resolution and performance, Samsung's latest Ativ Book 9 Spin delivers on everything you want from an Ultrabook with an extra hybridization feature.

Nov, 2015

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.co.uk)

Samsung Ativ Book 9 (2015) 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
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Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:30 / 44 / 55.5 / 5880 / 62 / 7300
Battery capacity (Watt hours):30 / 44 / 55.5
Battery life (max):12 / 12.5 / 5.8 / 8
Battery performance:44 / 5880 / 7300
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:2 / 4 / 8

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92 / 1.3

Certificates

Certification:TCO
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Color of product:Black / Graphite / Pink / White
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:300 / 350 / 400
Display Diagonal:13 / 13.3 / 15 / 15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080 / 3200 x 1800
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:Full HD / Not supported / QHD+
LED backlight:No / Yes
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / No / 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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 2
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 1200 / 850
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 model:AMD Radeon HD 8250 / AMD Radeon R3 / Intel HD Graphics 4000 / Intel HD Graphics 4200 / Intel HD Graphics 4400

Keyboard

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

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):4
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1600
Memory form factor:On-board / SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

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

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:Dolby Home Theater / HD / SoundAlive / SoundAlive™
Weight:2.49
Weight (imperial):2.49

Packaging Data

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

Performance

Ambient light sensor: Yes
Start-up time:1.4

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: 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:Y
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
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
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y / Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1 / 2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

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

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Chipset:Intel HM75 Express / Intel HM76 Express / SiS M672
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):18 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 12
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM75 Express / Intel HM76 Express / SiS M672
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x4, 2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8 / 2x4 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:A6-1450 / i3-4020Y / I5-3337U / i5-4200U / I7-3537U / i7-4500U
Processor boost frequency:1.4 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 3 / 3.1
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 4
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / AMD A / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor frequency:1 / 1.4 / 1.5 / 1.6 / 1.8 / 2
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:A6-1450 / i3-4020Y / I5-3337U / i5-4200U / i7-4500U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series / Intel® Core™ i3-4000 Mobile Series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):6
Stepping:C0 / D0 / L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):11.5 / 15 / 17
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:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
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:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / 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:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel visual technologies: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
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):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / 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 / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:72055 / 75459 / 75460 / 76609
Processor code:SR0XG / SR0XL / SR16Z / SR170 / SR1DC
Processor package size:31 / 40
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
UART:Y

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:S Player, S Gallery, S Camera, Evernote, Settings, Support Centre, SW Update, Recovery / S Player\nS Gallery\nS Camera\nEvernote\nMicrosoft Office Trial\nSettings\nSupport Centre\nSW Update\nRecovery / Samsung ChatON, Family Story, AllShare Play, S Gallery, S Player, Media / Music Hub, S / W Update, Recovery, Settings, Support Center / Samsung Recovery Solution / Samsung SideSync, S Player+, S PhotoStudio, S Camera+, Evernote, Settings, Support Center, SW Update, Recovery / Samsung SideSync, S Player, S Gallery, S Camera, Evernote, Settings, Support Center, Software Update, Recovery / Samsung SideSync, S Player, S Gallery, S Camera, Evernote, Settings, Support Center, SW Update, Recovery / Samsung SideSync, Samsung HomeSync Lite, S Player+, S PhotoStudio, Evernote,Support Center,SW Update,Recovery, / Samsung SideSync\nS Player\nS Gallery\nS Camera\nEvernote\nVersione di prova di Microsoft Office\nSettings\nCentro assistenza\nAggiornamento software\nRecovery\nNorton Internet Security / SideSync, HomeSync Lite, S Apps
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1
Trial software:Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office, Norton Internet Security / Microsoft Office,Norton Internet Security / Norton Internet Security

Storage

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.4 / 8.62 / 8.74 / 8.78 / 8.82 / 9 / 9.33 / 9.84
Depth (imperial):12.3
Height:0.508 / 0.52 / 0.535 / 0.587 / 0.665 / 0.685 / 0.689 / 0.705 / 1
Height (imperial):0.52
Weight:2.49 / 2.56 / 2.87 / 2.95 / 3.06 / 3.17 / 3.48 / 3.64 / 4 / 4.3
Width:12.3 / 12.4 / 12.6 / 12.7 / 12.8 / 13 / 14.1 / 14.7 / 8.58
Width (imperial):8.6