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Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus

Specifications

Samsung ATIV Book 9 PlusNotebook: Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus (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: 1.4kg
Price: 1499 euro
Average Score: 83.57% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 71%, features: 69%, display: 92% mobility: 79%, workmanship: 96%, ergonomy: 93%, emissions: 82%

Reviews for the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus

85% Review Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 940X3G Ultrabook | Notebookcheck
Pixel frenzy. Retina is a thing of the past. Samsung stirs up the competition with a sensational QHD+ screen and even beats the MacBook series from Apple. Comprised of an energy-efficient Haswell CPU, 4 GB of RAM and a 128 GB SSD, the ATIV Book 9 Plus fights for the lead in the ultrabook sector - an ambitious undertaking.
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus
Source: Hot Hardware English
The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus is not only lightweight and stylish, but it also has the power to perform well. Its price is also reasonable (around $1200, street) considering all of the machines high-end features. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this system to anyone who is looking for a super-slim ultrabook running Windows 8.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/25/2014
80% Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus review
Source: Stuff TV English
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. You don't buy an Ultrabook for hardcore gaming - you buy an Alienware 17 or PlayStation Vita Slim. And as far as the screen goes, well, that's more of a Windows 8.1 flaw than any fault of the Ativ Book 9 Plus. 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 8.1-running Ultrabook, we'd go for the Asus Zenbook UX302 instead. Still, lovely screen.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% display: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
90% Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
In conclusion, it is pretty clear that Samsung managed to create a leading ultra-thin design on the market. The ATIV Book 9+ is an awesome laptop and it’s not easy to find a real competitor in the PC space because most systems either don’t have a QHD+ display, are significantly bulkier, or don’t have the level of “polish” that this laptop has. I like computers like the Yoga 2, which offers an impressive features/price ratio, but it doesn’t match the design of the ATIV Book 9+. The ASUS Zenbook UX301LA-XH72T (2.6lbs!) is also worth mentioning along with the Sony Vaio 13 Pro… I haven’t used them yet, but they look good on paper.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus
Source: Computer Shopper English
Overall, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus is one of the most well-rounded ultrabooks we've ever seen. The notebook sports a gorgeous 3,200x1,800 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.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/06/2013
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus Review
Source: Slashgear English
Utilizing the best in optimized hardware from the past several generations of Samsung notebooks and today’s finest in processing power (save the slightly more expensive Intel i7 version of this device), the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus is easily one of the finest laptops on the market today. Even without the value-adding features like the ability to become entirely flat, a 10-point touchscreen, and unique connectivity options with Samsung smartphones, this notebook is well worth your time going into 2014.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/04/2013
80% Samsung Ativ Book 9
Source: Digital Versus English
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 (330:1), we just can't give it five stars. Plus, it has only half the battery life of the Apple MacBook Air.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus review - Ultrabook rival to Apple's MacBook Air... and Pro
Source: PC Advisor English
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.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
90% Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus
Source: PC Mag English
In terms of performance and battery life, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus is in line with other premium ultrabooks, both in performance scores and pricing. What the Book 9 Plus offers that others do not, however, is a higher-than-HD screen that rivals Apple's Retina Display. 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. Add it all up, and the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus is the new Editors' Choice for premium ultrabooks.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 13.3-inch Ultrabook Review
Source: Comp Reviews English
Samsung's ATIV Book 9 Plus is an amazing ultrabook that features a few annoyances that keep it from being nearly perfect. 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.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus – Элитный Солдат Ультратонких Лэптопов
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Extremely stylish design; definitely impressive display; good performance and autonomy. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/19/2014

Comment

Model:

Samsung is one of the pioneers in ultrabooks and have been a major force in this sector for a good reason; they make excellent ultrabooks. The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus is dark and smooth with rounded corners. The slim body, which is only 0.53 inches (1.35 cm) makes it look very impressive. Not only is the body of the ultrabook beautiful, is 13.3 inch screen has an amazing 3200 by 1800 pixel resolution which makes other devices' HD screen look pale. The high resolution screen has breathtaking colors, above average viewing angles and responsive touch response.

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus is powered by an Intel Core i5 processor with a processing speed of 1.6 GHz as well as 4 GB RAM. It also comes with a 128 GB SSD. As a result, performance is no issue.

Despite being thin, it comes with 2 USB ports, a mini VGA port, a micro HDMI port and a typical headphone/microphone jack. It is capable of wireless connectivity with both Wifi 802.11 b/g/n as well as Bluetooth 4.0 but has no Ethernet port for wired connections.

All in all, Samsung has always been one of the best ultrabook manufacturers and the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus is definitely one of the better products. The only downside would be the hefty price tag. If the user can stomach that, this laptop is a great buy.

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.


4200U:

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.


1.4 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.

Samsung reviews


83.57%: 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.


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Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Asus Zenbook UX303LA-R5097H
Core i7 4510U, 1.5 kg
» Acer Aspire R13
Core i5 4210U, 1.8 kg
» Dell Inspiron 13-7347-3276
Core i3 4010U, 1.7 kg
» Dell Inspiron 13 7347
Core i5 4210U, 1.65 kg
» Toshiba KIRA-102
Core i7 4510U, 1.4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Z30-A-1D2
Core i7 4510U, 1.18 kg
» Acer Aspire S7-392-5410
Core i5 4210U, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Z30-A-12R
Core i5 4200U, 1.2 kg
» Acer Aspire S3-392G-54206G50tws
Core i5 4200U, 1.65 kg
» Toshiba Portege Z30T-A-11C
Core i5 4200U, 1.4 kg
» Lenovo M30-70
Core i3 4010U, 1.53 kg
» Lenovo Yoga 2 13
Core i3 4010U, 1.56 kg
» HP Spectre 13-3010ea
Core i5 4200U, 1.5 kg
» Fujitsu Lifebook U574
Core i5 4200U, 1.6 kg
» Asus Transformer Book T300LA-C4001H
Core i5 4200U, 1.9 kg
» Sony Vaio Fit Multi-Flip SV-F13N1J2R
Core i3 4005U, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba Kirabook 2014
Core i7 4500U, 1.28 kg
» Dell Latitude 3340 i5
Core i5 4200U, 1.773 kg
» Samsung ATIV Book 9 900X3G-K01
Core i5 4200U, 1.12 kg
» Fujitsu Lifebook T904
Core i7 4600U, 1.6 kg
» Toshiba Portege Z30-A-M5S
Core i5 4200U, 1.2 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 13-59402183
Core i3 4010U, 1.6 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-10-15 (Update: 2013-10-15)