Reviews and Problems with Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite (NP905S3G / NP910S3G / NP915S3G)
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Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite review
13 March 2014
Excerpt: For the past year or so, if you wanted a laptop display that didn’t suck when compared to your average smartphone screen, you had to buy a Retina-equipped MacBook Pro. Obviously, as a fellow PC enthusiast, I know this isn’t a viable option.
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.
Summary: Oct 14 2013 - Samsung's ATIV Book 9 Lite derives its name from the lack of features and its lower price than its other ATIV Book 9 laptops. The problem is that it sacrifices a bit too much to be a really recommended system for those looking at a more affordable ultrathin laptop.
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.
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
Summary: Samsung gives its coveted Series 9 a budget makeover
Pros: Price, Decent trackpad, Spacious keyboard, Good battery life, Portable, We loved the price and the (almost) faithful design to the Series 9 range. The chassis is super-thin and extremely stylish, as long as you look past the redesigned lid. Overall it's a good-looking machine and at face value it...
Cons: Poor screen, Plasticky build, Rebranded processor, Below entry-level speeds, Fiddly connectivity, Our list of disappointments reads like a naughty schoolboy's report card. The blurry, poor-resolution screen, the plastic lid, the poor benchmark scores, and the own-brand chip all make for sorry rea...
Conclusion: With a very slim and lightweight design perfect for lugging around from one place to the next, the Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite offers users a rather stylish and generally enjoyable potable notebook experience, with responsive touchscreen commands, a good keyboard and reliable performance.
Pros: Quick start and wake up times thanks to the SSD, lightweight and slim design, good keyboard, stylish, portable.