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Samsung 940Z5L-X01US

Specifications

Samsung 940Z5L-X01US
Samsung 940Z5L-X01US (ATIV Book 9 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-6700HQ 4 x 2.6 - 3.5 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixel, glossy: no
Weight
2 kg ( = 70.55 oz / 4.41 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1500 Euro

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 69% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)

Reviews for the Samsung 940Z5L-X01US

80% Samsung Notebook 9 Pro
Source: Mobile Tech Review English Archive.org version
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%
75% This feature-packed 15-inch laptop makes a few compromises
Source: Good Gear Guide English Archive.org version
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%
50% Samsung Notebook 9 Pro
Source: Digital Trends English Archive.org version
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%
60% Samsung ATIV Book 9 Pro
Source: Laptop Mag English Archive.org version
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%
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Pro Review
Source: Slashgear English Archive.org version
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
80% Samsung ATIV Book 9 Pro
Source: Computer Shopper English Archive.org version
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%

Comment

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.

» 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.  


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.


15.60":

15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

» 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.


69%: 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.


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Stefan Hinum, 2016-01- 8 (Update: 2016-01- 8)