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Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus

alaTest has collected and analyzed 333 reviews of Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and image quality. The portability and design also get good opinions, but there are some mixed opinions about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the keyboard and design are generally positive. The screen and portability also get good reviews. The price and usability get less positive views. Views are divided on the reliability.

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performance, usability, price

85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 user reviews of Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the usability and image quality. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are mixed comments on the touchpad and reliability.

performance, portability, design, image quality, usability

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus

 

An ultra-high quality slim laptop with the best screen in town

Fab screen ; Great design ; Decent battery life ; Good internal speakers

Battery life good, not exceptional ; Windows 8 is not good at handling the screen resolution

The one other screen problem is the way Windows 8 deals with a super-high resolution screen like this. Within the Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus’s software control panel you can alter the size of fonts to avoid everything looking painfully small on the...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus review

 

This MacBook-baiting Ultrabook has the highest resolution screen of any laptop. But is it more than just a pixelly face?

Spectacular screen ; Ultra-desirable design ; Good battery life

Slightly underpowered ; Too high-res for Windows 8.1 ; Glitchy trackpad

The most luxurious mobile home you can give to Windows 8

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Samsung recently made a small shift in the branding of its product lines, pulling together Windows products under the ATIV label. Whether that's a good

Jun, 2013

Techradar Recommended 2013

Expert review by : Nick Odzantis (techradar.com)

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus review

 

A Retina-beating display, new Haswell processor and cutting-edge design. Is this the ultimate Ultrabook?

Incredible touchscreen ; Thin ; Light ; Great battery life ; Powerful

Relatively expensive ; Resolution tricky in desktop mode ; Bloatware

If you're looking for a lush screen and stunning performance, then look no further. Just check your wallet at the door.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus review

 

Design-wise, the device looks very similar to the old Series 9 laptop, which is no bad thing. The thin aluminium uni-body looks sleek and attractive in its blue tinted 'Ash Black' colour with arcing lines and cleanly finished silver edges.

The Samsung Ativ Book 9 is one of the nicer Windows Ultrabooks around at the moment with stylish design and impressive-looking specifications. But it comes at a high price and has disappointing battery life. Unless you specifically want Windows 8 and...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.co.uk)

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus review: A high-res, high-price ultrabook

 

A 3,200x1,800-pixel-resolution touch screen elevates the Book 9 Plus above its laptop competition in the Windows 8 world.

The ; laptop has a sturdy, slim design, ultra-high-res touch screen, and really good battery life.

Costs several hundred more than we’d prefer; shrunken HDMI port; doesn’t convert to a tablet form -- strictly a laptop.

If you’re just looking for an all-around excellently made Windows touch ultrabook and don’t mind that it's on the expensive side (and doesn’t convert to a tablet), the improved Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus is worth the investment.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus review

 

Without a doubt this is Samsung's best laptop to date - Windows might not yet be ready for ultra-high resolution displays, but the Ativ Book 9 Plus is a fantastic Ultrabook anyway

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus and Book 9 Lite review

 

The Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus (reviewed here) and Book 9 Lite are the new generation of Samsung's Series 9 laptop. Read our Ativ Book 9 Plus and Book 9 Lite hands-on review to find out more.

We like the new generation of Samsung's Series 9 laptop. Once we have pricing and some all-important benchmarks we'll bring you full reviews of the Ativ Book 9 Plus and Ativ Book 9 Lite.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus review

 

With the ATIV Book 9 Plus, Samsung can still lay claim to one of the best Ultrabooks on the market. As ever, it offers an attractive design and fast performance, but battery life is improved, and the 3,200 x 1,800 display is best in class.

Super-thin, well-made ; Gorgeous 3,200 x 1,800 display ; Good battery life, runs cool ; Excellent audio quality

Trackpad could still use some fine-tuning ; Relatively slow I/O speeds ; Logos painted onto the device ; One configuration

Samsung already had the best Ultrabook on the market, and it's managed to stay on top in 2013, even as its competitors have improved battery life and performance on their own models. Like its predecessor, the ATIV Book 9 Plus is impressively thin, with...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus review: A high-res, high-price ultrabook

 

A 3,200x1,800-pixel-resolution touch screen elevates the Book 9 Plus above its laptop competition in the Windows 8 world.

The ; laptop has a sturdy, slim design, ultra-high-res touch screen, and really good battery life.

Costs several hundred more than we’d prefer; shrunken HDMI port; doesn’t convert to a tablet form -- strictly a laptop.

If you’re just looking for an all-around excellently made Windows touch ultrabook and don’t mind that it's on the expensive side (and doesn’t convert to a tablet), the improved Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus is worth the investment.

Mar, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Sound Alive / SoundAlive / SoundAlive™
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2
Speaker power:1.5 / 2 / 4

Battery

Battery Capacity:7300
Battery capacity (Watt hours):44 / 55.5
Battery life (max):11 / 12 / 7.5 / 8
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92 / 1.3
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Certification:TCO 4.0
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Graphite
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Product colour:Black / Graphite
Product Type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:300 / 350 / 600
Display diagonal:33.8 / 34
Display number of colours:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3200 x 1800
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD / QHD+
LED Backlight: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:No / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 16
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 900
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616 / 0xA16
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel HD Graphics 5500
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI

Keyboard

Built-in touchpad:No / Yes
Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:80
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:ClickPad / Touchpad / Trackpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G: No
4G LTE: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11ac, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 4570
Operating altitude:0 - 3050
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80 / 5 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

BD-R Dual Layer read speed:1
BD-R Dual Layer write speed:1
BD-R read speed:1
BD-R write speed:1
BD-R XL read speed:1
BD-R XL write speed:1
BD-RE Dual Layer read speed:1
BD-RE Dual Layer write speed:1
BD-RE read speed:1
BD-RE write speed:1
BD-RE XL read speed:1
BD-RE XL write speed:1
BD-ROM read speed:1
CD read speed:1
CD rewrite speed:1
CD write speed:1
CD-R read speed:1
CD-R write speed:1
CD-RW read speed:1
CD-RW write speed:1
Disc types supported: No
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:1
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:1
DVD-R read speed:1
DVD-R write speed:1
DVD-RAM read speed:1
DVD-RAM write speed:1
DVD-RW read speed:1
DVD-RW write speed:1
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:1
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:1
DVD+R read speed:1
DVD+R write speed:1
DVD+RW read speed:1
DVD+RW write speed:1
HD DVD-ROM read speed:1
HD DVD-ROM write speed:1
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:Sound Alive / SoundAlive / SoundAlive™
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x / VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Bag included:Y
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control:N
Interface adapters included:Samsung 12-pin - VGA, Samsung LAN port - Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) / Samsung LAN port - Ethernet LAN (RJ-45)
Manual:Y
Mouse included:N
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Bag included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Interface adapters included:Samsung 12-pin - VGA, Samsung LAN port - Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) / Samsung LAN port - Ethernet LAN (RJ-45)
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Ambient light sensor: Yes
Start-up time:1.4 / 5.9

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini VGA ports quantity:1
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
L3 Cache:3
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM75 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x4, 2x4 / 2X4 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 3
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Broadwell / Haswell
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.8 / 2.2
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor Model:I5-4200U / I5-5200U / I7-4500U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-5200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C0 / F0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel Active Management Technology:No / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology version:9.5
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):No / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):No / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75459 / 75460 / 85212 / I5-4200U / I7-4500U
Processor code:SR16Z / SR170 / SR23Y
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:N / No / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:No / Yes
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD / Yes
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Signature Experience / Samsung SideSync, S Player+, S PhotoStudio, S Camera+, Evernote, Settings, Support Center, SW Update, Recovery / Samsung SideSync, Samsung HomeSync Lite, S Player+, S PhotoStudio / Samsung SideSync, Samsung HomeSync Lite, S Player+, S PhotoStudio, S Camera+, Evernote, Settings, Support Center, SW Update, Recovery / Samsung SideSync, Samsung HomeSync Lite, S Player+, S PhotoStudio, Settings, Support Center, SW Update, Recovery / Samsung SideSync, Samsung HomeSync Lite, S Player, S PhotoStudio, Settings, Support Center, Software Update, Recovery / Samsung SideSync\nSamsung HomeSync Lite\nS Player+\nS PhotoStudio / Samsung SideSync\nSamsung HomeSync Lite\nS Player+\nS PhotoStudio\nS Camera+\nEvernote / Samsung SideSync\nSamsung HomeSync Lite\nS Player+\nS PhotoStudio\nS Camera+\nEvernote\nMicrosoft Office Trial\nSettings\nSupport Centre\nSW Update\nRecovery / Samsung SideSync\nSamsung HomeSync\nLiteS Player+S PhotoStudio\nS Camera+Evernote
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Trial software:Microsoft Office, Norton Internet Security / Norton Internet Security / Norton Internet Security, Microsoft Office

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Memory card slot(s): Yes
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:SATA / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA
SSD capacity:128 / 256
SSD interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:21.9 / 22 / 22.2 / 22.3 / 32
Height :1 / 1.29 / 1.32 / 1.36 / 1.37
Weight:1 / 1.13 / 1.16 / 1.3 / 1.38 / 1.39
Width:22.3 / 31.4 / 31.9 / 32