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Samsung NP905S3G ATIV Book 9 Lite

Samsung NP905S3G ATIV Book 9 Lite
alaScore 90

135 reviews

Sep, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 135 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. People really like the portability and price. The design and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the touchpad. Reviews are divided on the screen.

performance, usability, design, price, portability


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 90/100 = Excellent 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 Reviewers really like the size and price. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive 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 NP905S3G-K03UK 13.3 inch ATIV 9 Lite Laptop (Quad-Core Processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Windows 8 Professional)

Sep, 2015

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: John Ratsey (

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite (NP905S3G) User Review


At its current price the Book 9 Lite doesn't deliver a good value for the money.

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: Budget AMD-powered plastic letdown


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 (

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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: PC Advisor (

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite review


The Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite has a good solid-state drive, attractive slimline design and impressive battery life.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite


Samsung creates an almost perfect budget laptop

Stylish design and solid build, Comfortable keyboard, Decent battery life, Excellent value

Very average screen, Slightly sluggish processor

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite review


Stunning battery life and an extremely attractive design, but its slow processing power and lacklustre screen disappoint

Sep, 2013

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:3 in 1 Card Reader / 4 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen:Multi Touch / No
True Resolution:Full HD / WXGA

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro


Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Radeon HD 6470M / RADEON HD6520G / RADEON HD8250


Chipset Brand:AMD / Unknown
Chipset Type:A60M FCH / A70M FUSION / Unknown
Processor Brand:AMD / AMD®
Processor Number:A6-1450 / A6-3400M