Samsung 940X3L-K01US


Samsung 940X3L-K01US
Samsung 940X3L-K01US (ATIV Book 9 Series)
Graphics adapter
13.3 inch 16:9, 3200 x 1800 pixel, glossy: yes
1.3 kg ( = 45.86 oz / 2.87 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
1300 Euro



Average Score: 75.56% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 85%, features: - %, display: 80% mobility: 75%, workmanship: 60%, ergonomy: 65%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Samsung 940X3L-K01US

90% Samsung Notebook 7 Spin review
Source: Techradar English
Fashionably designed using mid-range materials and high-end parts, the Samsung Notebook 7 Spin is an obvious choice to quell MacBook Pro envy. This laptop has the "wow" factor that bargain hunters with taste desire.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
70% Pay for the power, not for the design
Source: The Verge English
The Samsung Notebook 7 Spin isn’t a laptop for everyone; I personally wouldn’t buy it, because I’m willing to sacrifice some features for portability. But if you happen to be looking for a 15-inch Windows 10 laptop that "bends" and can support a fairly heavy workload, this one should at least be a consideration. Samsung has managed to cram a lot of power into a $1,199 15-inch laptop, compared with the $1,2999 Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 15, the less powerful $1,249 HP Spectre x360 15T, and the unbending $2,229 Dell XPS 15 and $1,999 15-inch MacBook Pro. That alone is a feat, even if its design is not.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 60% ergonomy: 65%
80% Samsung Notebook 7 Spin
Source: CNet English
The HDR feature is more of a gimmick than a must-have feature (and there's amuch deeper explanation about why HDR doesn't always matter much on laptops, tablets and phones here), but I like that this is a full-featured 15-inch hybrid with both a Core i7 CPU and discrete Nvidia graphics, at a price that's reasonable.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 90%
80% Samsung Notebook 7 Spin
Source: PC Mag English
The Samsung Notebook 7 Spin is a very well-made convertible laptop with a sharp, vibrant display, a nice build, and the fastest performance in the category. Its quick speeds and valuable set of features make it useful for getting real work done, or for entertainment. The 15-inch size, though, is a bit awkward, and it's the heaviest of these convertible laptops—portability is not a strong suit, but it will serve you well at home. It's reasonably priced for what it offers, but the Acer Aspire R 14 includes many of the same features and equivalent battery life for just $700.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Samsung Notebook 7 Spin
Source: Computer Shopper English
All in all, the Notebook 7 Spin does what it sets out to do: deliver a sensibly priced, big-screen convertible for users who don't choose to hold out for an NVMe solid-state drive or a 4K resolution display. It also does a good job of establishing the Notebook 7 line a notch below Samsung's premium Notebook 9 models.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/31/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Samsung Notebook 7 Spin
Source: Laptop Mag English
If you care about your laptop looking as good as it performs, the Samsung Notebook 7 Spin will catch your eye with its minimalist look. In addition, it has enough horsepower for some graphic design and the lightest of gaming. Unfortunately, its shallow keyboard, sloppy webcam and ephemeral battery life make it more difficult to recommend for true productivity users.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Samsung Notebook 9 Spin
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Samsung Notebook 9 Spin has the potential to turn the productivity world on its head and back again. For $1,199, you get some of the best things about the Ativ series, including a slim design and powerful performance, as well as a pair of 360-degree hinges, creating a versatile workhorse. It's just too bad that this convertible has so little endurance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/07/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Samsung Notebook 9
Source: Computer Shopper English
Still, don't let that discourage you. If what's packed in the Notebook 9 fits roughly in with what you're looking for—and you like the laptop's silver shell and impressively light weight—it's a very good laptop at a price that, while not a tight-budget option, is less than some competing premium machines that weigh more.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/06/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Samsung Notebook 9
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
If you're in the market for the thinnest and lightest Core i5 13" Ultrabook you can get, buy this. Really. That is unless you want a touch screen. The Samsung Notebook 9 is the kind of innovation we like to see--rather than adding a bunch of features that don't improve computing or mobility or are hard to see the difference (4K displays on 12.5" laptops- ha!), we have the perfect storm of super-portability, performance, battery life and classy design and materials.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/30/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%


Model: Versatile and packing solid computing power; the Samsung 940X3L-K01US can position its display from laptop mode to tent mode due to its 360-degree hinge. Designed with an aluminium chassis, the device is not only sturdy but is also lightweight making it a joy to carry around. At just 0.59 inch (1.5 cm) in thickness, the grayish blue device feels premium in hand and is highlighted with die-cut edges. Display on the Samsung 940X3L-K01US is a 13.3 inch LED QHD+ panel with 3200 x 1800 resolution and touchscreen capability. The screen clarity will amaze many users and makes for a perfect portable multimedia platform together with the quality on-board stereo speakers.

The Windows 10 Home system features a 6th generation Intel Core i7 processor clocked at 2.5 GHz, 8 GB LPDDR3 RAM, an Intel HD Graphics 520 GPU and a 256 GB SSD as internal storage. In addition the Samsung 940X3L-K01US comes with Bluetooth 4.1, three USB 3.0 ports, a HDMI out and a card reader. There is a chiclet style keyboard with good typing ergonomics and a 720p HD webcam for video communication. A lithium polymer battery with 2 cells rated at 5120 mAh makes a battery life of up to 7.3 hours possible based on benchmarking software.

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 520: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on some Skylake CPU models (15 W ULV series). 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.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  
6500U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
1.3 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.

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.

In 2015 and 2016, Samsung had a market share of around 24-25% in the global smartphone market and was undisputed market leader. In the laptop sector, Samsung is on the 8th place in the global manufacturer rankings from 2014-2016 with 1.7-2.7%.

In 2016 Samsung slipped into a crisis due to exploding smartphone batteries and a failed recall action.

75.56%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2015-12- 5 (Update: 2015-12- 5)