Samsung ATIV 940X3G-K03DE


Samsung ATIV 940X3G-K03DENotebook: Samsung ATIV 940X3G-K03DE (ATIV Book 9 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 3200x1800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 83.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 8 reviews)

Reviews for the Samsung ATIV 940X3G-K03DE

Samsung ATIV Book 9
Source: Engadget English
Samsung already had the best Ultrabook on the market, and it's managed to stay on top in 2013, even as its competitors have improved battery life and performance on their own models. Like its predecessor, the ATIV Book 9 Plus is impressively thin, with an understated design and sturdy build quality.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/30/2013
90% Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus review
Source: Techradar English
If you absolutely must have that stunning display, then we would wholeheartedly recommend the Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus. It's built to be future-proof, and you won't be disappointed with any aspect of its performance. Its price is the only area you'll need to convince yourself on. Otherwise, you might want to consider some of its closest competitors. Alternatively, Samsung has also produced a budget version of the Ativ, called the Lite, which sacrifices performance in the quest for a £500 price tag.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus
Source: Laptop Mag English
What a difference a refresh makes. The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus improves upon its predecessor in nearly every way, offering much longer battery life and a gorgeous Retina-like display. This Ultrabook also runs cooler than the previous version. If you own a Samsung Galaxy phone, you'll appreciate how well Samsung's handset and laptop work together.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus review
Source: PC Pro English
Samsung’s ability to put together a good-looking laptop was already assured, and the Book 9 Plus puts things beyond doubt; topping it off with such an ambitious display is a welcome bonus. However, before you rush out and drop £1,299 on it, it’s worth taking a breath: buy the Book 9 Plus and you’ll be an early adopter. Although it’s heartening to see Microsoft embracing high-definition screens with Windows 8.1, our experience suggests your enjoyment of the Book 9 Plus will depend greatly on individual application support.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Обзор Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus: Ультрабук С Лучшим Экраном
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Thin and light; good design; high-quality screen. Negative: Short battery life; expensive.
Review Type Unknown, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 07/24/2013
Source: PC zh-CN→EN
Positive: Ultra-high resolution of the screen; slim metal case; good performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/07/2013
Ревю на Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus – супер тънък ултрабук с невероятно детайлен екран
Source: BU→EN
Positive: Super slim and compact design; robust aluminum body; resolution of the screen; loud and clear stereo sound; battery life. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/01/2013
휴대 노트북의 패러다임을 바꾸다 - 삼성 아티브 북9 Plus NT940X3G-K54 (성능편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/02/2013



The latest in the Samsung Ativ Book 9 line, the Samsung 940X3G-K01DE is built to represent the pinnacle of Ultrabook glory. Its focus is on high-end design, quality materials and high-end performance, and it has a price to match. The sleek metal casing comes in gun-metal grey. A plastic wrist rest provides comfort for long hours of use, the keyboard is backlit and the touchpad is buttonless. Under the hood is the energy efficient Haswell Intel Core i5-4200U that clocks in at 1.6 Ghz, and goes up to 2.6 Ghz with Turbo Boost. Paired with 4 GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD, fast boot times and zippy performance for most moderately intensive tasks and multitasking can be expected. With the graphics being handled by the Intel HD 4400, this is not a machine for serious gamers, but most casual games should run well.

The Samsung 940X3G-K01DE boasts some impressive specs in its 13.3 inch touchscreen. Not content with Full HD, Samsung have opted to provide users with a QHD screen with a resolution of 3200x1800. This may complicate matters when attempting to output visuals to another display. The fingerprint attracting glossy multi-touch screen is a good pairing with the Windows 8 OS. The weight is light at 1.387 kg and the 55 Wh battery will give users close to 8 hours of moderate use which provides a great amount of portability. With its great battery life and performance, this makes a great choice for a portable work machine. However, the minimizing of ports to save space and the QHD screen may provide some users a few barriers to ease of use.

Intel HD Graphics 4400:

ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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


Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

» 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.

1.3 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 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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83.33%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-08-12 (Update: 2013-08-12)