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Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite (NP905S3G / NP915S3G)

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Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite review

11 April 2014
  • Summary: The Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite has a good solid-state drive, attractive slimline design and impressive battery life.
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Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite Notebook Review

17 February 2014
  • Conclusion: Since their first release on to the market, Intel’s Ultrabooks and their counterparts that have AMD processors inside have paved a whole new pathway into our connected and mobile lives. Whilst a number of users are still choosing to have a single full-fat laptop for use in the home or office, but also for use whilst out on the go, there is a growing trend, especially amongst us journalists, to have both options to hand.
  • Pros: Ultrabook-type design, Touch-screen, >6 hours of battery life, Lightweight build, Good price for a basic system for web-browsing
  • Cons: Slow A4/A6 CPU makes this system only suitable of light use, Touch-screen can feel a bit unresponsive
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Overall 9

Samsung ATIV Book 9-Lite NP915S3G-K01 13.3-inch Touch Screen Notebook Review

26 December 2013
  • Summary: Samsung's ATIV Book 9-Lite slots in somewhere between mainstream laptop and tablet on steroids, though at first glance it looks unassailably like an Ultrabook.
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Overall 6
Value for money 6
Features 6
Sound quality 7
Build quality 7
Connectivity 7

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite

2 December 2013
  • Conclusion: There is certainly a lot of competition in the 13-14” laptop market, especially with those offering touch screens, and because of that it’s important that a device can stand out from the crowd or offer something different to its competitors. With the rather oddly titled ATIV Book 9 Lite from Samsung they look to be offering a device which is highly portable, thanks to its thin dimensions and lightweight construction.
  • Pros: Responsive touchscreen, Thin and lightweight, Fast SSD, Good on-board audio, Very Quiet
  • Cons: Weak CPU and graphics, Narrow viewing angles, Poor display quality
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Overall 8
Performance 6
Sound 4
Battery performance 9
Display 7
Weight 8
Noise 9
Gaming performance 5
Connectivity 6
Keyboard 7
Temperature 9

Review Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite 905S3G-K01DE Subnotebook

2 December 2013
  • Summary: Ultraslim - the AMD way. Samsung's rather expensive ATIV Book 9 Plus was released some time ago and has been called the "most beautiful Ultrabook" by some. The ATIV Book 9 Lite uses AMD components and is offered at a more palatable price point. What the new notebook has to offer is the subject of our review.
  • Pros: Thin and elegant, Reasonable stiff base unit, Matte display panel, Good keyboard, Quiet even under load, Low power consumption, Easy to carry and quite thin. With the decent keyboard and the non-glare panel suitable for outdoor use.
  • Cons: Comparatively low performance, Low battery capacity hampers battery life, Pricey, A higher-capacity battery. An IPS display panel with better viewing angles and HD+ resolution.
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Overall 6

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite review: 'Sleek' and 'budget' hard to mix

10 November 2013
  • Summary: Samsung’s latest budget spin on a Windows touch-screen, AMD-powered, ultrabook-esque laptop has some flair, but the corners it cuts aren't worth the money saved.
  • Pros: The Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite has a touch screen, feels reasonably sleek, and handles everyday tasks reasonably well.
  • Cons: A plastic design, underwhelming display and battery life, and underpowered AMD processing.
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Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite review

11 October 2013
  • Summary: There’s a lot to like about the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite. It’s relatively thin and light, offers decent day-to-day performance, and up to 6 hours of battery life. If  it weren’t for the fact that I spent $800 on my Series 9 notebook a year ago and got a model that’s thinner, lighter, and faster, it’d be a lot easier to recommend the ATIV Book 9 Lite. As it stands, this laptop just doesn’t seem to offer the kind of performance you’d expect from an $800 notebook.
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Overall 6

Expert Review

30 September 2013
  • Conclusion: Even if you have to spend $100 or $200 more, we consider it worthwhile to opt for a Core i3 or Core i5 touch ultrabook. (At this end-of-September writing, Lenovo was offering a Core i7 version of the IdeaPad U310 Touch for $799.) The Lite may trick onlookers into thinking you bought the ritzy ATIV Book 9 Plus, but appearances can be deceiving.
  • Pros: Elegant, lightweight design, Comfortable keyboard and touch pad, Good speakers, Innovative SideSync software
  • Cons: Painfully slow performance, Keyboard not backlit, Installing SideSync is tricky
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Overall 5

Expert Review

17 September 2013
  • Summary: A glossy finish can't mask this Samsung's shoddy performance.
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Overall 5

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite review

6 September 2013
  • Conclusion: Samsung’s ATIV Book 9 Lite is an interesting, but failed, experiment. There are many things that we like about it; the keyboard is easy to love, the chassis is slim, and build quality is good for the price. If the Lite sold with a fourth-gen Intel Haswell processor, even a slow one, it’d be a serious contender in the budget Ultrabook market.
  • Pros: Good build quality, Excellent keyboard, Very thin and light, Cool and quiet operation
  • Cons: Very poor performance, Battery life is only competitive at load, Lackluster display, Overpriced
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