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Samsung NP905S3G ATIV Book 9 Lite

alaTest has collected and analyzed 171 reviews of Samsung NP905S3G ATIV Book 9 Lite. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and portability. The design and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the touchpad and image quality.

performance, usability, design, portability, size

image quality, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung NP905S3G ATIV Book 9 Lite 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 NP905S3G ATIV Book 9 Lite from The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People really like the size and price. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability.

performance, usability, portability, price, size


62% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite 13.3-inch Laptop - White (Quad Core 1.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8)Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite 13.3-inch Laptop - White (Quad Core 1.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8)

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Philipp Trulson / Sebastian Jentsch (

Review Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite 905S3G-K01DE Subnotebook


Ultraslim - the AMD way. Samsung's rather expensive ATIV Book 9 Plus was released some time ago and has been called the "most beautiful Ultrabook" by some. The ATIV Book 9 Lite uses AMD components and is offered at a more palatable price point. What...

Thin and elegant; Reasonable stiff base unit; Matte display panel; Good keyboard; Quiet even under load; Low power consumption

Comparatively low performance; Low battery capacity hampers battery life; Pricey

We still don't know how Samsung modified the quad-core APU. Subjectively, the performance of the SSD-equipped notebook is quite good.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Brian Westover (

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite


The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite entry-level DTR laptop has a great looking design, but with mediocre performance, it's all sizzle, no steak.

Slim chassis and lightweight design. Affordable price. Speedy solid-state drive

Lackluster battery life. Miserable performance from Samsung's mystery processor

As most any parent will surely agree, no two children are alike, not even within the same family. The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite looks a great deal like the premium Ultrabook Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus, our Editors' Choice for high-end ultrabooks. The much...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: John Ratsey (

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite (NP905S3G) User Review


The Samsung Series 9 premium notebooks get lightweight and less pricey with the ATIV Book 9 Lite. Is this "plastic fantastic" or just a cheaper Samsung laptop?

Non-glare non-touchscreen (a glossy touchscreen version is available for those who want it) ; Cool and quiet ; Reasonably affordable ; SSD with 10 second startup time.

Relatively slow CPU ; Moderate battery capacity ; Needs special dongles for the network and VGA devices ; Limited potential for hardware upgrades

What were Samsung thinking of when they designed this notebook? Perhaps it is aimed at those who desire portability, ease of use and modest computing power while wanting something bigger than a tablet with a keyboard, all at a reasonable price. Anyone...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: ZDNet (

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite review: A cut-price ultrabook experience


Summary: The 13.3-inch Windows 8-based Ativ Book 9 Lite looks like an ultrabook and comes with an attractive price tag, but has Samsung cut too many corners in pursuit of affordability?

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Scott Stein (

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite review


Sometimes it's pretty hard to tell what constitutes "low-cost" in a laptop. There are doorbuster, underpowered computers for $300, plenty of perfectly decent bargains for $500 , and a wide swath of ultrabooks and gaming PCs that'll get as expensive as...

The Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite has a touch screen, feels reasonably sleek, and handles everyday tasks reasonably well.

A plastic design, underwhelming display and battery life, and underpowered AMD processing.

Samsung’s latest budget spin on a Windows touch-screen, AMD-powered, ultrabook-esque laptop has some flair, but the corners it cuts aren't worth the money saved.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Notebook review (

Expert Review


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

Expensive, No Touch-Display

Instead the Samsung ATIV Book 9 focuses on one very specific function. To offer as much performance in as small a form factor as possible. With its durable and incredibly thin design and long lasting the battery the Samsung ATIV Book 9 is ideal for...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: PCStats (

Samsung ATIV Book 9-Lite NP915S3G-K01 13.3-inch Touch Screen Notebook Review


Samsung's ATIV Book 9-Lite slots in somewhere between mainstream laptop and tablet on steroids, thoughat first glance it looks unassailably like an Ultrabook.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: ComputerShopper (

Expert Review


Elegant, lightweight design, Comfortable keyboard and touch pad, Good speakers, Innovative SideSync software

Painfully slow performance, Keyboard not backlit, Installing SideSync is tricky

Even if you have to spend $100 or $200 more, we consider it worthwhile to opt for a Core i3 or Core i5 touch ultrabook. (At this end-of-September writing, Lenovo was offering a Core i7 version of the IdeaPad U310 Touch for $799.) The Lite may trick...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite review


Windows 8 is beginning to embed itself into the public knowledge and we're getting more and more used to the concept of touchscreen laptops. And that's the exact where the affordable, sub-£500 Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite fits in.

Decent trackpad, responsive island keyboard, thin and of fair weight for size, affordable, decent battery life, we like the way it looks

Plasticky build, screen ought to be higher resolution, screen reflections, AMD processor limitations

The first ATIV model that we've seen for review breathes fresh life into the Samsung laptop range. The Book 9 Lite is a good looking, albeit fairly plasticky, 13.3-inch offering that's affordable and just as on the money when it comes to all those...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Harley Ogier (

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite


Samsung's ‘Lite'weight laptop has portability down, but proves disappointingly gutless.

Thin, lightweight ; Excellent battery life ; Attractive design

Disappointing performance ; Low-quality screen

Fantastic battery life and a lightweight, ultra-thin design are easy to recommend, but low performance and a low-quality screen make the ATIV Book 9 Lite a niche product for users seeking mobility above all else.

Sep, 2013

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92 / 2


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


Discrete graphics adapter: No
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:2
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 6000 / AMD Radeon HD 8000
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x402
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.7
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI


Island-style keyboard: Yes


4G: No

Ports & interfaces

LAN/VGA combo port: No
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1


Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes: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:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-4000 Mobile series
Scenario Design Power (SDP):6
Thermal Design Power (TDP):11.5

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
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:76609
Processor package size:40


Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes