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Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus (NP940X3G)
9.0 out of 10

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus (NP940X3G)

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Reviews and Problems with Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus (NP940X3G)

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Overall 7

Expert Review

25 April 2014
  • 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
  • Cons: Preloaded apps, Single configuration
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Overall 8
Design 8
Performance 9
Battery performance 6
Display 9
Keyboard 8
Software 8

Forget new form factors — Samsung's trying to build the perfect laptop

13 December 2013
  • Summary: I almost can’t believe the Ativ Book 9 Plus comes from Samsung. As nearly every PC manufacturer hunts for whatever the next form factor will be — a hybrid, a convertible, a transformer – I’d have expected Samsung to be first into the fray.
  • 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
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Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus Review

12 December 2013
  • Summary: In conclusion, it is pretty clear that Samsung managed to create a leading ultra-thin design on the market. The ATIV Book 9+ is an awesome laptop and it’s not easy to find a real competitor in the PC space because most systems either don’t have a QHD+ display, are significantly bulkier, or don’t...
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Overall 9

Expert Review

6 December 2013
  • 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
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Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus Review

2 December 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 8

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus

20 November 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 9

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus

PC Magazine
1 November 2013
  • 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.
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Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus Review

23 October 2013
  • 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.
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Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus review: the beauty of 3200x1800 pixels

12 October 2013
  • Excerpt: One of the prettiest and most deluxe Ultrabooks money can buy is the Samsung Series 9. Recently the more affordable ATIV Book 9 Lite was added to the line-up, and now there's a new high-end model as well. The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus comes with an incredible 3200x1800 touchscreen.
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Overall 9
Performance 8
Sound 9
Battery performance 9
Display 8
Weight 8
Noise 9
Gaming performance 7
Connectivity 6
Keyboard 9
Temperature 8

Review Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 940X3G Ultrabook

9 October 2013
  • Summary: Pixel frenzy. Retina is a thing of the past. Samsung stirs up the competition with a sensational QHD+ screen and even beats the MacBook series from Apple. Comprised of an energy-efficient Haswell CPU, 4 GB of RAM and a 128 GB SSD, the ATIV Book 9 Plus fights for the lead in the ultrabook sector - an...
  • Pros: First-rate casing rigidness and build, Outstanding input devices, Tremendous screen resolution, Viewing angle stable PLS screen, Good application performance, Low noise development, Long battery runtimes, Easy-to-clean fan, Strong speakers, Does a laptop screen with almost 6 megapixels make sense...
  • Cons: Screen's glossy surface, Middling web cam quality, No display port, High price, The ultrabook inventor Intel hasn't really done itself a favor with the reintroduced touchscreen guidelines. We think Samsung should at least optionally offer a non-touch alternative with a matte surface even if it th...
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