Conclusion: The Samsung Ativ Book 5 is a respectable, subdued entry in the mid-range Ultrabook market. Everything about the system is conservative, from design to specifications. And for some, that may be a boon. This is a simple, functional workhorse best suited for users who just want to get some basic work done. Unfortunately there’s a serious flaw: performance. This laptop posted average or below-average scores in every category and felt sluggish during normal operation.
Pros: Good build quality, Edge-to-edge glass touchscreen, Above-average battery life
Cons: Boring design, Exceptionally dull display, Below-average performance, Not a good value