Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus

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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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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.

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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Model
NP940X3G-K01US

Key Specs

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
1.6 GHz
Video outputs
HDMI
System RAM
4 GB
Maximum battery life
Up to12 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad

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 (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (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

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
4 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to12 hour
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