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Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus

from  $1349+
84
Engadget
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Engadget 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.

Pros
  • Super-thin, well-made
  • Gorgeous 3,200 x 1,800 display
  • Good battery life, runs cool
  • Excellent audio quality
Cons
  • Trackpad could still use some fine-tuning
  • Relatively slow I/O speeds
  • Logos painted onto the device
  • One configuration
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Scores

Engadget

84
 

User Reviews

90
Ted Stanfield
After multiple shipping delays, I finally received my ATIV Book 9 Plus earlier...read more
90
falleninsea
the best way to describe this machine is as the Windows/Samsung version of a...read more
100
mesh3l
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
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Model
NP940X3G-K01US

Key Specs

Type
Ultraportable
Screen size
13.322
Screen resolution
Other
Bundled OS
Windows
CPU family
Core i5
Processor speed
1.619
System RAM
41
Pointing device
Trackpad
Video outputs
HDMI
Maximum battery life
Up to 1220

General

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5) (4200U)
Processor speed
1.6 GHz
Number of cores
Dual-core

Optical media

Optical drive
No

Networking

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Ethernet
None
Mobile broadband
No
Analog modem
None

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
HDMI

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3

Environmental

System cooling
Fan-cooled

Other features

Integrated webcam
Yes
Screen size
13.3 inches
Screen resolution
Other
Aspect ratio
16:9
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
Brightness
350 cd/m²
128 GB (total)
SSD

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
4 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to 12 hours
Battery type
Li-polymer

Input

Keyboard
Yes
Pointing device
Trackpad

Connections

USB
3.0
Thunderbolt
No
FireWire / 1394
No
Bluetooth
4.0

Audio

Audio outputs
3.5mm
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
Yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
Yes

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
No