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Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus (NP940X3G)

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Overall 7
7.0

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus Review

HotHardware
25 April 2014
  • Conclusion: With the ATIV Book 9 Plus, Samsung has taken a popular ultrabook and made it even better. Not only does the ATIV Book 9 Plus look great thanks to its aluminum uni-body design, but it also has the power to match its good looks. The fact that the ATIV Book 9 Plus has a Haswell processor inside isn’t a surprise—we expect it from today’s ultrabooks.
  • 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
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Performance 9
9.0
Battery performance 6
6.0
Display 9
9.0
Keyboard 8
8.0
Software 8
8.0

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus review

theverge.com
7 January 2014
  • Summary: 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 formula. But it was also riddled with first-generation problems and a massive price tag. Still, it proved something, and the entire industry took notice.
  • 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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Overall 7
7.0

Look Sharp

Wired
16 December 2013
  • 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. At $1,400, the ATIV Book 9 Plus is a solid double the price of more mainstream laptops. This is despite the fact that it ships with decidedly low-end specs, including 4GB of RAM, integrated graphics, and a 1.6GHz Core i5 CPU.
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus review: A high-res, high-price ultrabook

CNET
15 October 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
8.5
Performance 8
8.2
Sound 9
8.9
Battery performance 9
8.7
Display 8
8.4
Weight 8
8.1
Noise 9
8.8
Gaming performance 7
7.2
Connectivity 6
6.1
Keyboard 9
9.2
Temperature 8
8.4

Review Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 940X3G Ultrabook

Notebookcheck
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 ambitious undertaking.
  • 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? Probably not. Do you want it anyway? Definitely yes! An equally sharp picture was only previously known from smartphones or tablets. However, the high pixel density will fir...
  • 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 then cannot claim the sought-after title.
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Overall 9
8.5
Performance 8
8.2
Sound 9
8.9
Battery performance 9
8.7
Display 8
8.4
Weight 8
8.1
Noise 9
8.8
Gaming performance 7
7.2
Connectivity 6
6.1
Keyboard 9
9.2
Temperature 8
8.4

Review Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 940X3G Ultrabook

Notebookcheck
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 ambitious undertaking.
  • 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? Probably not. Do you want it anyway? Definitely yes! An equally sharp picture was only previously known from smartphones or tablets. However, the high pixel density will fir...
  • 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 then cannot claim the sought-after title.
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Overall 8
8.0

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus

MobileTechReview.com
2 October 2013
  • Conclusion: The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus is one of the best Ultrabooks on the market, and as of this writing, still one of the few with Haswell. From a design perspective, nothing beats the 9 Plus, and it's more visually daring than the aging MacBook Air design yet it's stately enough for business.
  • Pros: Stunning as ever, high quality materials, super high resolution display with wide color gamut, good trackpad.
  • Cons: Not cheap, QHD+ resolution is lovely but Windows 8 and program support varies.
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Overall 8
8.4

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus review

Engadget
30 September 2013
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus Review

LAPTOP Magazine
19 September 2013
  • Summary: What a difference a refresh makes. The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus improves upon its predecessor in nearly every way, offering much longer battery life and a gorgeous Retina-like display. This Ultrabook also runs cooler than the previous version. If you own a Samsung Galaxy phone, you'll appreciate how well Samsung's handset and laptop work together. However, the 9 Plus' keyboard is a bit shallow, and the touchpad could be smoother when scrolling and zooming.
  • Pros: Lightweight, attractive chassis, Captivating Retina-like display, Long battery life, Compelling app suite, Runs cool
  • Cons: Pricey, Keyboard a bit shallow
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Overall 7
7.0

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Review

LAPTOP Magazine
24 May 2013
  • Summary: The $1,399 Samsung ATIV Book 9 maintains the svelte dimensions of its predecessor and adds a 1080p display and a more powerful processor. Samsung's SideSync technology enables integration between Samsung PCs and Android devices for relatively seamless productivity. What prevents this Ultrabook from earning a higher rating are its below-average battery life and warm temperatures.
  • Pros: Attractive, lightweight chassis, Vivid, full-HD display, Solid graphics and performance, Samsung SideSync app integrates Samsung Android devices with the PC, Fast boot time
  • Cons: Below-average battery life, Runs hot
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