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Samsung ATIV Book 9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 reviews of Samsung ATIV Book 9. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and design. The usability and performance are also appreciated. Many are negative about the price, while reviews are divided on the battery.

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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 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung ATIV Book 9

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Samsung ATIV Book 9 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and screen. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the usability.

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59% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Kevin Lee (techradar.com)

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

Lightweight, high in resolution and performance, Samsung's latest Ativ Book 9 Spin delivers on everything you want from an Ultrabook with an extra hybridization feature.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Joe Osborne (techradar.com)

Samsung Ativ Book 9 (2015) review

 

Samsung's smallest, sharpest and safest Ultrabook yet

Super thin and light ; Cool screen features ; Solid security measures

Pretty expensive ; Short on screen space

Be prepared to pay up for Samsung's would-be Retina MacBook Air rival, filled to the brim with security and style.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.co.uk)

Samsung Ativ Book 9 (2015) review

 

Before Apple even announced its slim, lightweight 12-inch MacBook , Samsung had already released a nearly identical product. First seen at CES 2015, the Samsung Ativ Book 9 matches the MacBook nearly spec for spec.

Samsung fits a good number of ports into its very slim 12-inch Ativ Book 9. The system gets the best battery life to date from a Windows system running a Core M processor.

Shorter battery life than Apple's very similar 12-inch MacBook, and a matching configuration costs more. The lack of a touch screen and small touch pad aren't ideal for Windows 8.

This very usable 12-inch laptop is a good, if expensive, tool for websurfing and casual use, but would benefit from better battery life.

Apr, 2015

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

Samsung Ativ Book 9 review: Last year's Series 9 with a new name

 

Don't expect anything new in the Book 9, at least in the configuration we reviewed: other than a higher-resolution display, this ultrabook's an unfortunate tweener before inevitable fall upgrades.

The ; is still one of the smallest and best-built Windows 8 ultrabooks around, and has a crisp 1080p display.

It lacks a touch screen, and battery life is disappointing for such an expensive laptop.

Formerly the Samsung Series 9, the rebranded Ativ Book 9 got little more than a change in name; the laptop feels dated, as it lacks a touch screen and the benefits of newer Intel processors.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : James Pikover (mashable.com)

Samsung's ATIV Book 9: What all future Windows laptops will look like [REVIEW]

 

Gorgeously thin frame ; Ultra light ; Kickass display with very bright

Pricey ; Occasional slowdowns ; Wonky Samsung software ; Middling battery life

The Samsung ATIV Book is the yin to Apple's new MacBook yang.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Sean Hollister (cnet.com)

Samsung's pricey new Ativ Book 9 Pro and Spin look like worthy MacBook competitors

 

Two machines with sturdy aluminum frames, plenty of ports and ultra-high-res touchscreens.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Samsung's 12-inch Ativ Book 9 is a slim laptop that doesn't skimp on ports (review)

 

The Windows mirror image of Apple's 12-inch MacBook, Samsung adds more ports, but loses battery life.

Samsung fits a good number of ports into its very slim 12-inch Ativ Book 9. The system gets the best battery life to date from a Windows system running a Core M processor.

Shorter battery life than Apple's very similar 12-inch MacBook, and a matching configuration costs more. The lack of a touch screen and small touch pad aren't ideal for Windows 8.

This very usable 12-inch laptop is a good, if expensive, tool for websurfing and casual use, but would benefit from better battery life.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Samsung Ativ Book 9 2015

 

Both systems have 12-inch displays with better-than-HD resolutions, both use Intel's Core M processor , both have premium-feeling designs and are very slim and light, with each weighing just a hair over two pounds.

Samsung fits a good number of ports into its very slim 12-inch Ativ Book 9. The system gets the best battery life to date from a Windows system running a Core M processor.

Shorter battery life than Apple's very similar 12-inch MacBook, and a matching configuration costs more. The lack of a touch screen and small touch pad aren't ideal for Windows 8.

This very usable 12-inch laptop is a good, if expensive, tool for websurfing and casual use, but would benefit from better battery life.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Samsung Ativ Book 9 review: Last year's Series 9 with a new name

 

Don't expect anything new in the Book 9, at least in the configuration we reviewed: other than a higher-resolution display, this ultrabook's an unfortunate tweener before inevitable fall upgrades.

The ; is still one of the smallest and best-built Windows 8 ultrabooks around, and has a crisp 1080p display.

It lacks a touch screen, and battery life is disappointing for such an expensive laptop.

Formerly the Samsung Series 9, the rebranded Ativ Book 9 got little more than a change in name; the laptop feels dated, as it lacks a touch screen and the benefits of newer Intel processors.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Samsung Ativ Book 9 review

 

Windows 8 laptops with touch are everywhere, but don't tell the Samsung Ativ Book 9. This laptop doesn't seem to have gotten the memo. In fact, it seems almost exactly the same as the 2012 Samsung Series 9 . That's because it is almost the same.

The Samsung Ativ Book 9 is still one of the smallest and best-built Windows 8 ultrabooks around, and has a crisp 1080p display.

It lacks a touch screen, and battery life is disappointing for such an expensive laptop.

Formerly the Samsung Series 9, the rebranded Ativ Book 9 got little more than a change in name; the laptop feels dated, as it lacks a touch screen and the benefits of newer Intel processors.

Aug, 2013
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