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Samsung ATIV Book 9 Spin / NP940X3L

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 reviews of Samsung ATIV Book 9 Spin / NP940X3L. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and performance. The screen and durability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the battery.

portability, durability, screen, performance, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Spin / NP940X3L is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Kevin Lee (

Hands on: Samsung Ativ Book 9 Spin review


This featherweight 3K Ultrabook asks for your top dollar

Featherweight frame ; Incredibly thin ; Stunning 4K screen

A bit expensive ; Limited customization options ; Mushy keyboard

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Lisa Gade (

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Spin


Samsung doesn't offer many laptop models in the US, and when they do, they're generally stunningly designed high end machines with an attention to assembly and materials that brings to mind luxury sports cars and Apple products. Rumors swirled in 2015...

Stunning design, extremely slim and light yet powerful. Lovely display, great trackpad and very good keyboard

A bit expensive, attracts fingerprints

The Samung ATIV Book 9 Spin is one of the most elegant, attractive, slim and light 13" Ultrabooks on the market. Despite its incredibly slim design it's also very rigid and strong--no need to baby it. That's pretty much the same thing I said 2 years...

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (

Great Tablet Feature


The Samsung Notebook 9 Spin (NP940X3L) is a great windows laptop. The spin/tablet feature is especially helpful in meetings or in crowded space (e.g. airplanes) where you may not have the room or want the appearance of having a full laptop out.

Realistic color , Bright display , Built-in speakers , Durable , Lightweight

May, 2016

Consumer review (

Powerful & Dependable


This SAMSUNG notebook is the BEST in regard to Power & Compactness. Reliability is also a big plus as are the whole line of Samsung products.

Durable , Lightweight

May, 2016

Consumer review (



Hey ladies and gents, I'm a die heart Samsung lover owning their smart TV's, galaxy note tablet, note 5 phone and now this...the Book 9 Spin 13"...loving every aspect of it. This product is small enough for me for traveling but yet pack with all the...

Realistic color , Bright display , Built-in speakers , Durable , Lightweight , it's a samsung

battery life

May, 2016

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This notebook is easy to use and is fast


Just bought my new notebook. It is very easy to use and has so many wonderful features. It also has outstanding display and sound.

Realistic color , Bright display , Built-in speakers , Lightweight , fast

May, 2016

Consumer review (

Researched a lot, bought this one.


Happy with the specs on this one. I'm a heavy user doing web work and need portability, thus the Spin is perfect. Plus I love the screen, I am so spoiled by Samsung screens, so gorgeous. The loud and clear speakers are also a real plus as I use Cortana...

Bright display , Built-in speakers , Durable , Lightweight , speakers are loud!

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (

the best Ive ever purchased


I've tried many, I can guarantee you that this device is the market best.

Inexpensive , Bright display , Durable , Lightweight

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (

The full package! this laptop has it all... Great power in a superb design!!


Great design, super light while packing much power. Processor i7 and SSD drive makes a powerful combination. Start time is almost immediate. Sleek super light design with literally no noise at all. Love the wifi + Bluetooth combo... the microSD slot is...

Realistic color , Bright display , Built-in speakers , Lightweight , memory + ssd speed + no noise!?

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (

I love it sooooo much!!!


thin, durable, lightweight, fast, modern. I love it sooooo much!!!!

Apr, 2016

Product Specifications


Audio system:SoundAlive
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:2


Battery Capacity:5120
Battery capacity (Watt hours):39
Battery life (max):7.3
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:2


Front Camera: Yes
Rear camera: No


Energy Star certified: Yes


Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Convertible (Folder)
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Hybrid (2-in-1)


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:350
Display diagonal:33.8
Display Resolution:3200 x 1800
HD type:QHD+
LED Backlight: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Discrete graphics adapter: No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7
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:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1.05
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:1916
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 520
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DVI, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24


Full-size keyboard: No
Keyboard backlit: Yes
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:80
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal Memory:8
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1866
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8


3G: No
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other features

Audio system:SoundAlive

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes


AC adapter power:40


Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600,1866,2133
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.1
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:L3
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.5
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I7-6500U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1356
Processor threads:4
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

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 AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX): Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI: Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): 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® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: 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 code:SR2EZ
Processor package size:40 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD


Bundled software:Samsung SideSync 4.0\nSamsung Link 2.0
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
SSD capacity:256
SSD interface:Serial ATA III
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256

Weight & Dimensions

Height :1.49