Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite 905S3G-K01DE


Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite 905S3G-K01DENotebook: Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite 905S3G-K01DE (ATIV Book 9 Series)
Processor: AMD A-Series A6-1450
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 8250
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.58kg
Price: 879 euro
Average Score: 74.29% - average
Average of 7 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 54%, features: 67%, display: 68% mobility: 81%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite 905S3G-K01DE

76% Review Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite 905S3G-K01DE Subnotebook | Notebookcheck
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 the new notebook has to offer is the subject of our review.
What does it take to make an $800 version of a $1,400 Ultrabook?
Source: Engadget English
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 much on its good looks. Take away the skinny chassis and you're left with a machine that offers sluggish performance and short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/06/2013
40% Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite
Source: Digital Versus English
In Samsung-speak, all of the company's Windows 8 devices are now called "Ativ". The Samsung Series 9 must be rolling in its grave. The performance from the Ativ Book 9 Lite's AMD A6 processor harks back to another era. The screen is irredeemably bad, as are the speakers. If you run into this laptop, keep walking.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 40%
60% Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite review
Source: Techradar English
We loved the price and the (almost) faithful design to the Series 9 range. The chassis is super-thin and extremely stylish, as long as you look past the redesigned lid. Overall it's a good-looking machine and at face value it knocks the socks off the competition in terms of aesthetics. Our list of disappointments reads like a naughty schoolboy's report card. The blurry, poor-resolution screen, the plastic lid, the poor benchmark scores, and the own-brand chip all make for sorry reading. Some of these negatives are simply down to cost-cutting measures, and it's important to remember that this Samsung model exists for those on a budget. But you only have to look as far as the Asus Zenbook S200 or the VivoBook S400 for an altogether more impressive low-cost machine.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 40% features: 60% workmanship: 70%
90% Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Provided you can tolerate and average screen, this is a great buy. For the money the Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite is a smart, stylish and practical laptop with very good battery life. It's not a speed demon and is no good for games, but you won't find many laptops as light and portable and a good at this price. We do recommend you buy the non-touchscreen version, though. It's £100 cheaper, a bit lighter and is identical in every other way.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 60% features: 75% display: 50% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80% emissions: 90%

Foreign Reviews

89% Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite (NP905S3G-K01DE)
Source: Computer Magazin - Heft 11/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 89%
79% Notebook für unterwegs
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 64% features: 79% display: 80% mobility: 75% ergonomy: 87% emissions: 100%
86% 俘获美女芳心! 三星ATIV 915s笔记本评测
Source: PC zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 86%


AMD Radeon HD 8250: Integrated graphics card of the AMD A6-1450 APU ("Temash"). Based on the GCN architecture, integrates 128 shader units and is clocked at 300 - 400 MHz.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Quad-core APU for ultraportables and tablets. Codenamed "Temash", it is based on the Jaguar architecture and integrates a Radeon HD 8250 graphics card.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

13.3": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.58 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

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74.29%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-09-24 (Update: 2013-09-24)