Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung 930X2K-K02US
Source: Comp Reviews Archive.org version
Samsung's ATIV Book 9 Blade system offers an extremely portable laptop system that doesn't compromise on connectivity like Apple's MacBook. 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.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/03/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: CNet Archive.org version
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 12-inch higher-res screen, but need to run Windows.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
The Samsung ATIV Book 9 is a stunning little notebook that embodies the word "ultraportable." It's attractive, has a beautiful display, and offers solid overall performance. Plus, this system offers more ports than the new MacBook. However, the relatively short battery life makes this system a tough sell for its $1,199 price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Digital Trends Archive.org version
The ATIV Book 9 sits in a tough spot. 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. Admittedly, the notebook’s display is both bright and beautiful.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/03/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/03/2015
Model: Portability is the keyword when talking about the Samsung Ativ 930X2K, as it sleek and slim for all those instances you need to bring your work around from one meeting to another, or from one presentation to another. The shiny black body gives you an air of sophisticated professionalism. Weighing only 0.941 kg and measuring only 11.8 mm thick, it features a 12.2 inch screen with WQXGA technology, which makes graphics appear realistically, naturally vivid, colorful and sharp.
The display is covered with an anti-reflective layer for those days that you need to work in bright light or natural sunlight. It features a screen resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, which is really great for a screen this size. The laptop is powered by an Intel M 5Y31 dual core processor with a base clock of 0.9 GHz and a turbo clockk of up to 2 GHz with the Intel Turbo Boost technology 2.0. There is also an 8 GB RAM and a 256 GB SSD. Its portability is further increased by a battery life of 12.5 hours. A special ultra power saving mode is used when battery power drops to 10% and increases battery life. The OS is Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit edition, which will speed operations up and prevent lagging.
Series: The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Series consists of high-end ultrabooks. It was released in 2013 as successor of the Samsung Series 9 laptops. The models feature up to an Intel Core i7 processor, 8 GB of DDR3 RAM. Depending on the model, the integrated Intel HD Graphics or one of AMD’s latest graphics cards is used. In addition, there are a few SSD size options. The laptops either feature a 13.3 inch touchscreen with resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels or even a bright and contrast-rich Quad HD screen. The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Series models belonged to the first ultrabooks which supported Microsoft Windows 8’s touch functionality from the start. However, there is also option to choose a non-touch screen.
The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Series has either Microsoft Windows 8 Professional 64 bit or Windows 10 pre-installed. Thus, there is no installation needed upon purchasing. Starting from 2.6 pounds (1.17 kg), the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Series models belonged to the lightest laptops at that time. The laptop is also quite thin at only 0.5 inch (1.27 cm). For wireless connectivity, it has WiFi and Bluetooth built in. As for input/output ports, it features two USB 3.0 ports, a mini DisplayPort and an SD card reader.
Intel HD Graphics 5300: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in Core M processors from the Broadwell Y-series (4.5 W TDP).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
5Y31: Broadwell-based ULV dual-core processor for tablets and 2-in-1 notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5300 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This range of display format is largely the upper limit for tablets and the lower limit for subnotebooks.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small in size and therefore easily portable. The tiny display has the added advantage of requiring little power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions, which one is used to from a standard laptop, are almost not usable.
The same applies to tablets in this size range.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Samsung: Samsung Group is the largest South Korean conglomerate and was founded in 1938. Samsung Group employed 489,000 people in 2014 and is one of the world's largest companies in terms of revenue and market strength. The name Samsung means "Three Stars" in Korean and represents the three sons of the company's founder. The company was founded in 1938 as a grocery store. With its subsidiary Samsung Electronics, founded in 1969, Samsung took up the production of electrotechnical items, focusing on consumer electronics and household appliances at an early stage. Other branches in which the large corporation is active include mechanical engineering, automobiles (Hyundai), insurance, wholesale, real estate and leisure. Samsung manufactures a wide range of electronic products, including smartphones, televisions, home appliances and semiconductors. The company's Galaxy line of smartphones is one of the most popular in the world. Samsung is also a major player in the semiconductor industry, making memory chips and processors for many other electronics manufacturers.
67.5%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.