Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite

Specifications

Samsung Ativ Book 9 LiteNotebook: Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite (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: 1.9kg
Price: 600 euro
Average Score: 65.09% - average
Average of 11 scores (from 14 reviews)
price: 87%, performance: 60%, features: 78%, display: - % mobility: 60%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite

80% Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite review: budget laptop with a SSD, slimline design and impressive battery
Source: PC Advisor English
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: 04/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
50% Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite
Source: PC Mag English
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 slow performance and only middling battery life. For a better touch-screen laptop at a similar price, the Editors' Choice Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch is still the better option.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/14/2013
Rating: Total score: 50%
70% Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite
Source: BCW - Business Computing World English
The ATIV Book 9 Lite is a practical choice for business travellers looking for reasonable performance with light productivity applications such as word processing and Web browsing—even if there aren’t the eye-catching features you’d expect from more expensive machines such as a brushed-aluminium chassis and a Full HD display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite review: It's like a laptop for your Galaxy phone
Source: PC World English
AMD processors aren’t known for their speed. 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 8.1 score of 198. That puts it on a par with some of the other Ultrabooks we’ve tested, such as the Asus B400A Ultrabook (197) and the Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch. It’s twice as fast as our benchmark testing unit, the Asus VivoBook S550CA. If you don’t have one of these other Samsung devices, or if you do, but don’t intend to use the Ativ Book 9 Lite as an extension of it, look elsewhere. You’ll get a higher-quality laptop for a lower price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/31/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite 13.3-inch Laptop Review
Source: Comp Reviews English
Samsung's ATIV Book 9 Lite derives its name from the lack of features and its lower price than its other ATIV Book 9 laptops. 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.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/14/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite review
Source: Liliputing English
There’s a lot to like about the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite. It’s relatively thin and light, offers decent day-to-day performance, and up to 6 hours of battery life. If it weren’t for the fact that I spent $800 on my Series 9 notebook a year ago and got a model that’s thinner, lighter, and faster, it’d be a lot easier to recommend the ATIV Book 9 Lite.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/11/2013
Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite: 13.3-inch slimline notebook with a secret
Source: Reg Hardware English
I started off liking the 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. Yes, I was prepared to be quite forgiving as I spent most of my time with it presuming it cost £400, which even then seemed a bit on the high side. It was only later I discovered its £500 pricetag, which rather took the shine off things for me. 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.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/09/2013
80% Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite review: affordable ultraportable laptop
Source: PC Advisor English
Samsung's Ativ Book 9 Lite is only around one-third the price of the Plus model. 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.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
60% Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
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.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
63% Budget AMD-powered plastic letdown
Source: CNet English
Sometimes it's pretty hard to tell what constitutes "low-cost" in a laptop. 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.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 63% performance: 50% mobility: 60%
50% Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite review
Source: Digital Trends English
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 Haswell processor, even a slow one, it’d be a serious contender in the budget Ultrabook market.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 50%
60% Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite review
Source: V3.co.uk English
At £600, the Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite is a rather expensive bit of kit for general use such as web browsing and word processing: these are tasks you can do with a £300 entry-level notebook, for example. 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.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/29/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
83% Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite review
Source: PC Pro English
Whichever of the two models you decide upon, the ATIV Book 9 Lite is a heartening vision of what’s to come. When you can buy a quality Ultrabook clone such as this for £600, and crucially without first having to wait months for the prices to tumble, the future looks bright for the budget laptop.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 100% performance: 50% features: 83% workmanship: 83%

Foreign Reviews

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Positive: good workmanship; integrated SSD; appealing touchscreen Negative: weak CPU performance
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/28/2014

Comment

Model:

The Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite is a budget ultrabook based on the Samsung Ativ Book 9 series of premium super thin machines. In order to save money, the body is made from plastics instead of premium metals and it is powered by an AMD processor instead of the latest Intel cores. Technically it cannot be called an ultrabook, since that name belongs to Intel. Immediately, the user will notice how this machine feels. It looks sleek enough, but it cannot run away from the plastic styling that makes it look and feel like a budget laptop. The keyboard layout is good for a 13 inch machine and the keyboard is relatively comfortable to use. The 1366x768 pixel resolution is decent enough, and the touchscreen works well enough. The colors and definition are not amazing, but this can be expected on a budget machine.

The AMD Quad Core processor with 1.0 GHz performs reasonably well for most light tasks, but multitasking and heavier tasks will find this machine wanting. At this price point, there are definitely better alternatives out there. The battery life is rather disappointing, and perhaps the second most significant letdown of not having the power saving Intel processors onboard. While most similar machines out there will get you 8 hours of use, this machine manages only 5 hours. If the Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite had been priced even lower than its current "budget" price, it would have been good value for the money. But as it stands, there are better options to be had.

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.


A6-1450:

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.


1.9 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 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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65.09%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

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A-Series A6-1450, 11.6", 1.38 kg

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» Fujitsu Lifebook U574
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» Asus Transformer Book T300LA-C4001H
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-08-26 (Update: 2013-08-26)