Samsung Ativ Book 9

Samsung has now come up with its latest laptop technology that is being considered as one of the best ever creations of Samsung Company. New innovations are added to make the laptop different from its predecessors. Its slim and sleek body adds much to its design. Here is a review of some of the specifications and features of Samsung Ativ Book 9.

Samsung Ativ Book 9

Sleek Design

Ativ Book has an imperial Black aluminum casing that is tagged by a silver logo placed on the mid-left side of the lid.  The body is 11.19 x 8.37 x 0.46 inches in dimensions, but amazingly, it weighs just 2.09 lbs. that is extremely light to carry. In comparison to the Asus Zen Book UX305 (12.7 x 8.9 x 0.48 inches, 2.64 lbs.) and Apple MacBook Air (12.8 x 9 x 0.11-0.68 inches, just under 3 lbs.), it is very light weight and comfortable to carry.

Keyboard and Display

The keys have a scalloped design that has a slope in the center so that it can sense the tap at every edge of the key. The keys press almost 1.4mm deep and are designed light in weight i.e. 70 grams. On average, a normal person can have a typing speed of 70 words per minute on it that is quite awesome.

It also features a high definition resolution of 12.2-inch, 2560 x 1600. Even the minor details are focused clearly without breaking the pixels of the picture.

Processor and Software

Ativ Book is powered by a 0.90-GHz Intel Core M-5Y10c boost processor that runs the system quite smoothly. It bears 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage that can handle 12 tabs of Chrome, supporting multiple video and pictures at a time.

Samsung ATIV Book 9 is compatible with Windows 8.1 and has many built-in apps by the manufacturer like S Agent and SideSync etc. SideSync is a program that enables one to remotely view his tablet’s screen on the notebook.

Ports and Jacks

One of the downside, when it comes to the comparison with other laptops, is that Samsung ATIV Book 9 has just two USB 3.0 ports. It also possesses a micro HDMI port, a headphone/microphone and a charging jack. However, it’s still much better than the new MacBook that has a single USB-C connector.


Samsung Ativ Book 9 - Keyboard

Battery Life

When the laptop was Laptop was subjected to Mag Battery test that includes Web surfing at 100 nits, the battery gave a backup of 6 hours and 23 minutes while Samsung claims a battery life up to 12 hours and 30 minutes for this notebook. So it really lacks behind the marked ratings.


Samsung ATIV Book 9 that has 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage capacity costs one $1,199 on Amazon. However, if you want to upgrade the system to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, it will cost $1,399 with the additions included.



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