Reviews and Problems with Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus (NP940X3G)
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20 March 2015
Summary: - Samsung's ATIV Book 9 Plus is an amazing ultrabook that features a few annoyances that keep it from being nearly perfect. The super high resolution touchscreen display is its standout feature that rivals even Apple's Retina displays.
Summary: Two years ago, Samsung launched its Series 9 ultrabook and proved the company could design a thin and light notebook that is both beautiful and powerful. Since the launch, Samsung has unified its Windows PCs under the ATIV brand and continues to innovate and build on the popularity of the Series 9.
Pros: QHD+ (3200 X 1800) touch display, Solid construction & very thin, SD slot, micro HDMI port, & Gigabit wired Ethernet
Conclusion: 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
Excerpt: Samsung’s ATIV Book laptops don’t go up to 10. They start at the ATIV Book 2 and they go up to the ATIV Book 9. But if you want one louder, you do have an option: The ATIV Book 9 Plus . Bargain-seekers can stop reading right now.
Pros: Touchscreen’s extreme brightness outmatched only by its resolution. Category-busting battery life. Solid performance, stability. Great design.
Cons: Expensive, especially with these specs. Weak keyboard. Outer lid attracts fingerprints. Not sure what to do with this embarrassment of pixels.
Excerpt: Two years ago, Samsung’s Series 9 represented a sea change. It was one of the lightest, thinnest, best-looking laptops ever made, and Samsung made it powerful too. It was the first ultrabook to be both really beautiful and really good, to prove that Apple hadn’t discovered and hidden some magical...
Pros: Beautiful chassis, Attractive, high-res display, Solid performance, Good keyboard
Cons: Still too much design clutter, Trackpad has a few quirks, Battery life is only average
Conclusion: Moreover, though some consumers may balk at its $1,399 price tag, the Core i5-powered ATIV Book 9 Plus isn't much more expensive than similarly configured ultrabooks, and delivers faster performance, longer battery life and a higher resolution to boot. We think that's a fair trade.
Pros: Elegant aluminum design, Excellent keyboard and touch pad, Loud and clear audio, Vivid 3,200x1,800 display, Solid performance, Long battery life
Cons: Most programs not optimized for QHD+ resolution, Lid difficult to open with one hand
Excerpt: Following on from one of our favorite Ultrabooks of 2012 is the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus . It uses the same stylish design as the previous model but offers a few interesting upgrades on the specifications. A QHD (3200×1800) touchscreen and Haswell CPU for example.
Conclusion: The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus goes toe to toe with the best premium ultrabooks, then tops it off with a jaw-dropping high-resolution display.
Pros: High-resolution display boasts 3,200-by-1,800 resolution and 10-finger touch. Slim lightweight design. Premium materials. Fourth-generation Intel Core i5 processor and 128GB solid-state drive keep things speedy. Long battery life. Dual-band Wi-Fi. Hinge stands up to touch but still opens wide.
Cons: Limited storage capacity. Marquee software options have limited appeal. Dongles for VGA and HDMI not included.
Conclusion: Utilizing the best in optimized hardware from the past several generations of Samsung notebooks and today's finest in processing power (save the slightly more expensive Intel i7 version of this device), the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus is easily one of the finest laptops on the market today.
Summary: If you’re just looking for an all-around excellently made Windows touch ultrabook and don’t mind that it's on the expensive side (and doesn’t convert to a tablet), the improved Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus is worth the investment.
Pros: The Ativ Book 9 Plus laptop has a sturdy, slim design, ultra-high-res touch screen, and really good battery life.
Cons: Costs several hundred more than we’d prefer; shrunken HDMI port; doesn’t convert to a tablet form -- strictly a laptop.