Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung 940Z5L-X01US
Source: Mobile Tech Review
There's a lot to like here: a pleasing 4K touch screen with low glare, the fast quad core Intel i7 CPU, NVIDIA GTX 950M dedicated graphics, SSD, adequate though not class leading battery runtimes and a very comfy backlit keyboard. The price is nice too--the Samsung is currently one of the least expensive in this premium powerhouse laptop tier.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/17/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Good Gear Guide
Overall, the Samsung Notebook 9 Pro’s design seems like a compromise—perhaps a little too much so. It basically does everything well, but doesn’t truly excel at any one thing. The end result is that this laptop fails to stand out asthe 15-incher to have, despite its bells and whistles.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/06/2016
Rating: Total score: 75%
Source: Digital Trends
Samsung’s Notebook 9 Pro is comforting. Its formal, elegant design, pleasing keyboard, and strong processor make for a system that’s immediately likable, and one that crosses genres. The system is as at home on your couch as in the boardroom, and it has the versatility to tackle a wide range of tasks, from heavy video editing, to writing, to gaming.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/03/2016
Rating: Total score: 50%
Source: Laptop Mag
In the end, The ATIV Book 9 Pro highlights what Samsung often does well on its laptops: combine a sleek, seductive aluminum design with a bright colorful touch screen. At $1,600, the ATIV Book also compares favorably with the Dell XPS 15's $1,800 price when equipped with discrete graphics and a UHD touch screen. However, you can pick up the XPS 15 for $1,000 if you're willing to forego a 4K display and discrete graphics.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
It may be the simplicity, the singularity of vision that this notebook nearly captures, but doesn't quite embody fully. Suffice to say, Samsung is right on the money when it comes to hardware. Everything (save the power cord) looks and feels - and runs - great. Now if only Samsung could bring as strong a game to the software they employ as they do the hardware they manufacture.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/14/2016
Source: Computer Shopper
We had no trouble deciding to give the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Pro four stars on our five-star rating scale. It's relatively trim for a 15.6-inch laptop, squeezing under the four-and-a-half-pound line. Its display and keyboard are both above average, and its sound well above average. Except for some screen wobble, it's solidly built.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/29/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Model: The Samsung 940Z5L-X01US belongs to Samsung ATIV Book 9 series. With Intel Core i7 6700HQ processor, Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M, 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB Solid State Drive, it is an affordable mid-range laptop. Its 15.6 inch LED UHD touchscreen features an anti-reflective coating and is bright and contrast-rich. Despite having a 15.6 inch LED display, the Samsung 940Z5L-X01US weighs only 2 kg (4.45 lbs), thanks to its ultra-thin and light design.
The Windows 10 Home Edition system comes with a 4 cell lithium ion battery rated at 3780 mAh, which is able to last up to 6.5 hours. The 720p HD webcam can record videos in HD resolution. Moreover, the laptop sports four two-way speakers for higher-quality audio output. Further features are three USB 3.0 type A ports and a USB 3.1 type C port, which supports high transfer rates, HDMI, a headphones-out, a microphone-in, and a 3-in-1 multi card slot.
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.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M: Mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GTX 900M series, based on the Maxwell architecture.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
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.
6700HQ: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 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.
69%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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