The Samsung ATIV Book 9 is a compact laptop with a stunning display and good overall performance, but it suffers from short battery life. The ATIV Book 9 Plus is a real eye-opener of an ultraportable. Featuring a inch Quad-HD+ touch screen, an Intel Core i5 CPU, 4GB of RAM and a GB SSD, the Samsung is well-equipped. Our review unit, the NPX3G-K03US ($1, on site), comes with a 4th generation Intel Core. The ATIV Book 9 is a brand for group of computers that are part of ATIV laptop computer product line from Samsung Electronics Inc. Book 9 is the flagship.
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This page provides reviews and other infos about the laptop series Samsung ATIV Book 9. This page provides reviews and other infos about the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus of the series ATIV Book 9 laptop. Samsung has for a while produced some of the most desirable ultra-portable laptops – MacBook Air alternatives, if you will – and its latest.
There is one significant trip up when it comes to features, though. This is a significant inconvenience for any photographers. Otherwise connectivity is about on par with two USB 3. The former is backlit and sports a wonderful action, with keys responding crisply, for effortless typing.
The trackpad is also very good. The design is backed up by a superb screen, great keyboard and good trackpad, with adequate connectivity too. We would definitely prefer to see an SD card slot but if the price is right we could forgive Samsung. Unlike other sites, we thoroughly test every product we review.
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Tell us what you think - send your emails to the Editor. Samsung Ativ Book 9 — First Impressions Samsung has for a while produced some of the most desirable ultra-portable laptops — MacBook Air alternatives, if you will — and its latest addition is one of its best yet. Final Fantasy XIV: Ultra-high resolution of the screen; slim metal case; good performance.
Super slim and compact design; robust aluminum body; resolution of the screen; loud and clear stereo sound; battery life. Relatively high price. PC Advisor The Samsung Book 9 Lite certainly has its flaws — its low-grade display means limited viewing angles that would be unacceptable in anything other than a budget laptop. However, its performance is rescued by that solid-state drive, while its attractive slimline design and impressive battery life are unmatched by just about any other laptop in this price range.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: Even among other entry-level ultrabooks and desktop replacements, the Book 9 Lite has frustratingly slow performance and only middling battery life. Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: It's like a laptop for your Galaxy phone Source: The Ativ Book 9 Lite delivers good performance with productivity applications, such as word processing, Web surfing, and light multimedia usage.
It delivered a Notebook WorldBench 8. The problem is that it sacrifices a bit too much to be a really recommended system for those looking at a more affordable ultrathin laptop. Its performance is less than other systems in that price range.
Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite: Its plastic casing didn't bother me as I appreciated its light weight and slim form factor, carrying it around a lot and rarely running out of juice. The graphics performance was also pleasing, on the whole. Even the vague suggestion that this laptop could be running a tablet chip didn't appear to be an encumbrance. Surely, if you're touting a product as a Lite model, it really should be light on the wallet too — and especially so if you've something to hide.
This means a plastic chassis and cheap screen and processor, while keeping an impressively thin and light form factor. Component downgrades mean this laptop is no powerhouse but it does the job well and few laptops at this price are so thin and light.
Computer Shopper Overall, despite a first-class keyboard and touch pad, a sleek design, and booming speakers, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite disappoints in the most key regard—everyday use. The torpid performance delivered by its AMD processor makes even basic tasks frustrating. CNet Sometimes it's pretty hard to tell what constitutes "low-cost" in a laptop.
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. However, what you're paying extra for with the Ativ Book 9 Lite is its slimline design, portability and, unfortunately, its touchscreen, which is let down significantly by mediocre display quality. It just depends whether you think portability is worth the extra money or not.
Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite Source: Category-busting battery life. Solid performance, stability. Great design. Expensive, especially with these specs.
Weak keyboard. Outer lid attracts fingerprints. Not sure what to do with this embarrassment of pixels. The superb screen resolution ensures that other laptops using similarly up-to-date components will offer better battery life, but thanks to the optimisation of the Intel Haswell CPU, it lasts for a full day of work anyway. The Samsung Our IT Department The laptop is very easy on the eye, especially when you consider that it is using a plastic chassis.
Overall, this is definitely one of the best looking, if not the best looking budget laptop on the market. Portability is also key here and if you are looking for a cheap laptop to use on the move then the ATIV Book 9 Lite is a fantastic option. Good battery life; good cooling system. Beautiful design; fast SSD; slim and lightweight design.
Low performance. Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: Retina is a thing of the past. Stuff TV Of course when we start criticising a laptop for having a too-high-resolution screen and not being quite powerful enough for high-end gaming, we are being overly picky.
And as far as the screen goes, well, that's more of a Windows 8. That said, this isn't quite the MacBook-beater we were hoping for. It still feels a little underpowered given its high price, and if you're after a Windows 8. Still, lovely screen. Ubergizmo English In conclusion, it is pretty clear that Samsung managed to create a leading ultra-thin design on the market.
The notebook sports a gorgeous 3,x1, display, pitch-perfect audio, and an excellent keyboard and touch pad, all wrapped up in a sleek aluminum design. And thanks to its nine-hour battery life—almost twice as long as many competing ultrabooks—the Plus will last an entire workday with juice to spare. Even without the value-adding features like the ability to become entirely flat, a point touchscreen, and unique connectivity options with Samsung smartphones, this notebook is well worth your time going into Digital Versus The Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus is a great ultrabook with an excellent design, lots of processing power and top-notch sound quality for an ultrabook.
But with screen contrast this low Plus, it has only half the battery life of the Apple MacBook Air. PC Advisor The Samsung Ativ Book 9 is one of the nicer Windows Ultrabooks around at the moment with stylish design and impressive-looking specifications. But it comes at a high price and has disappointing battery life. Unless you specifically want Windows 8 and that super high-res display, you should bear in mind that the equivalent MacBook Air has better overall performance and is cheaper.
About the only thing I can knock the Book 9 Plus for is the use of ports that require dongles, but that's not so uncommon on thinner ultrabooks.
For the price, it matches the portability and performance of the Editors' Choice Acer Aspire S7 and offers the sort of resolution you'll prize when working with photos or enjoying movies.
The super high resolution touchscreen display is its standout feature that rivals even Apple's Retina displays. The battery life has also been helped tremendously but he new 4th generation processor. Extremely stylish design; definitely impressive display; good performance and autonomy. It combines that with performance and productivity in a well-balanced package with no major issues to speak of. Touch, we feel, is becoming more and more useful as users adapt and Windows 8 Modern UI apps evolve.
It would have been nice to see AC support on the WiFi, the inclusion of the important port adaptors and maybe next time round Samsung will need to think about WiGig but as it is, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 is an extremely strong Ultrabook offering that, in many respects, leads the way. CNet 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? From a design perspective, nothing beats the 9 Plus, and it's more visually daring than the aging MacBook Air design yet it's stately enough for business.
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 upgrading from a netbook to this model would appreciate the larger screen and much better responsiveness. Samsung have also catered for both those who want a touchscreen notebook and for those who don't. They could well be watching the sales statistics with interest given Intel's view that touchscreen is the only way forward for the smaller notebooks.
Stylish and attractive design; very good performance of the SSD; wide viewing angle of the display; very good keyboard; very good battery life. Reflective screen. Gadgetspeak This is a small and light Windows 8 notebook with touch. If you are looking for a small and light notebook then the Samsung Aviv Book s should certainly be on your short list, despite the poor Experience score it was responsive on all tasks and everything I installed ran correctly.
CNet For anyone tired of working day to day on a small screen but still wants a high-end, thin-and-light with a long, long battery life, the Samsung Ativ Book 9 Edition is one sweet system. It ain't cheap, though, and you'll probably need to come up with some combination of external and cloud storage to compensate for its GB SSD. This laptop sounds as gorgeous as it looks Source: PC World The Samsung ATIV Book 9 is one of the sexiest laptops to come through the Lab this year, but it's expensive for the processing power, memory, storage, and video resolution it has to offer.
If you're passionate about high-quality audio, this laptop's premium price tag is probably justified. Computer Shopper When we reviewed the PC Mag While I was sad to see that the Samsung Ativ Book 9 Edition didn't offer the same higher-than-HD screen seen on the previous Book 9 Plus, it was one of the only disappointments in an otherwise premium ultraportable. The slim design and sturdy aluminum build is just as impressive as ever, and the larger The Toshiba Kirabook 13 i7s Touch is our Editors' Choice for high-end ultrabooks, largely due to its own 2,by-1, resolution screen and lightweight magnesium construction.
It takes the top spot due to its premium features, but the new Samsung Ativ Book 9 Edition comes in as a close second, and is recommended for anyone who wants a premium ultrabook, but doesn't see the need for a higher-than-HD display.
Laptop Mag With its long battery life, solid performance, gorgeous display and attractive design, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Edition is a strong choice for anyone looking for a highly portable inch notebook. Instead, it sacrifices a few other features by providing slightly less performance and lower battery life. Of key concern though is the small AC adapter pin that plugs into the laptop that is prone to being bent or broken. CNet It's rare that we get an opportunity to test a pair of Windows and OS X laptops so close in configuration, features, and design, and within weeks of each other.
The Ativ Book 9 can safely be called a good alternative to the MacBook if you want something slim and light with a inch higher-res screen, but need to run Windows.
Plus, this system offers more ports than the new MacBook. While its clearly looking toward the slim, clamshell design of a dedicated notebook, it is held back by its performance and battery life. Inputs are also a problem with an unresponsive touchpad and a cramped keyboard tarnishing the user experience. Techradar Fashionably designed using mid-range materials and high-end parts, the Samsung Notebook 7 Spin is an obvious choice to quell MacBook Pro envy.
This laptop has the "wow" factor that bargain hunters with taste desire.
But if you happen to be looking for a inch Windows 10 laptop that "bends" and can support a fairly heavy workload, this one should at least be a consideration. That alone is a feat, even if its design is not.
PC Mag The Samsung Notebook 7 Spin is a very well-made convertible laptop with a sharp, vibrant display, a nice build, and the fastest performance in the category.
Its quick speeds and valuable set of features make it useful for getting real work done, or for entertainment. The inch size, though, is a bit awkward, and it's the heaviest of these convertible laptops—portability is not a strong suit, but it will serve you well at home.
CNet The HDR feature is more of a gimmick than a must-have feature and there's amuch deeper explanation about why HDR doesn't always matter much on laptops, tablets and phones here , but I like that this is a full-featured inch hybrid with both a Core i7 CPU and discrete Nvidia graphics, at a price that's reasonable. Computer Shopper All in all, the Notebook 7 Spin does what it sets out to do: It also does a good job of establishing the Notebook 7 line a notch below Samsung's premium Notebook 9 models.