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Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite

alaTest has collected and analyzed 427 reviews of Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and usability. The price and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the durability and battery, and some have doubts about the sound and touchpad.

performance, portability, price, usability, design

screen, image quality, touchpad, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 user reviews of Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the reliability and price. The usability and performance also get good opinions, but many are negative about the sound and durability.

portability, performance, usability, price, reliability

screen, durability, sound

78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the portability.

portability

50% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite review: What does it take to make an $800 version of a $1,400 Ultrabook?

 

Samsung naturally had to cut corners to make an $800 version of its flagship Ultrabook, but the performance and battery life here are inferior compared to other laptops in this price range.

Thin and light, especially for a machine in this price range ; Low-glare display ; Comfortable keyboard ; Fast disk speeds

Performance hiccups ; Short battery life ; Touchscreen wobbles when you touch it ; Finicky trackpad

The ATIV Book 9 Lite sounded like a good idea. In fact, the sales pitch was remarkably straightforward: Here's a machine that looks generally like the high-end ATIV Book 9 Plus, but costs a lot less. The problem is, the Book 9 Lite ultimately rests too...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite review

 

Well-built and boasting an excellent keyboard, the ATIV Book 9 Lite could be a real contender among affordable laptops. Unfortunately, it's let down by the processor, which offers netbook-grade performance and merely average battery life.

Samsung’s ATIV Book 9 Lite is an interesting, but failed, experiment. There are many things that we like about it; the keyboard is easy to love, the chassis is slim, and build quality is good for the price. If the Lite sold with a fourth-gen Intel...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

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

Expert review by : Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

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.

Conclusion All told, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite may have a passing resemblance to the highly rated Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus, but it's only skin deep. Even among other entry-level ultrabooks and desktop replacements, the Book 9 Lite has frustratingly...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (pcworld.com)

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite review: It's like a laptop for your Galaxy phone

 

Unless you intend to take full advantage of Samsung's SideSync technology, you'll find far better notebooks on the market.

SideSync is a good feature—if you have a Samsung mobile device ; Smooth, accurate touchscreen ; Good overall performance

SideSync is difficult to set up ; Trackpad feels cheap ; Lots of bloatware

The Ativ Book 9 Lite is a good notebook if you also own a mobile Samsung device and intend to use the two together; otherwise, it's just average.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite review: 'Sleek' and 'budget' hard to mix

 

Swapping a plastic design and AMD processor into a laptop aspiring to budget greatness doesn't work in this case. The Book 9 Lite is functional, but you can do better.

The ; 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 (cnet.com)

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite marble white

 

The perfect sweet-spot $799 touch-screen Windows 8 ultrabook has been made already : we've reviewed several, in fact. But, those configurations tend to get discontinued.

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 : Philipp Trulson / Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

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 (NotebookReview.com)

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

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Notebook review (NotebookReview.com)

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