Samsung has created yet another beauty, the new ATIV Book 9. Weighing just 3.06 pounds, this notebook comes with a 13.3-inch display with a resolution of 3200 x 1800 featuring touch-screen. Along with powerful Core M processor and supported by Windows, it is definitely something to look out for. Let’s see if it is worth more praise. Moreover, it is has a 5th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor combined with 8GB memory, it is perfect for everyone.
Display and Design
The Samsung Ativ Book 9 has a very elegant and eye catching design. It comes with an aluminum alloy chassis and mid-night blue finish giving it a graceful look, and this feature definitely stands out at the first glance.Coming to the display, it features 13.3-inch screen with 3200 x 1800 touch-screen and backlit keyboard. This whole look of the notebook is just almost perfect. A drawback that we came across was that the display’s bezel is double the thickness of the other side not giving a good view of the screen. Weighing 3.06 pounds, it is slightly heavier than its rivals namely Dell XPS 13 and HP Elitebool Folio.
Keyboard and Touchpad
The ATIV Book 9 comes with expensive and trendy ergonomic keyboard. The keys are finely spaced out enabling the user to type easily without making any typos and also resulting in increased typing speed. Additionally, the keyboard also features the backlighting, and you can also control the brightness levels providing additional convenience for the users.
Featuring smooth matte-surface, the ATIV Book’s one-piece touch pad is perfect for two-finger gesture. Scrolling and navigation is made easy creating no confusion in left or right clicks.
Speaking of the performance, the Samsung Ativ Book 9 is powered by the latest Intel Core M-5Y10c processor, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 ran smoothly and efficiently. Coming with 4GB RAM and 128GB of storage it is all ready to deliver a full packed performance. The overall test scores revealed good results. However, the Geekbech 3 test conducted revealed the average performance by the ATIV Book 9 scoring 4,603 which was weaker than what its rivals scored.
The OpenOffice test showed satisfactory results as the notebook was able to match 20,000 names with their corresponding addresses completing the task in just 5 minutes and 42 seconds which was faster than its rival machines such as Asus ZenBook and Dell XPS 13. Overall, the notebook performed well but not as well as it was expected to.
At such an exorbitant price, the Ativ Book 9 couldn’t manage to perform up to the standards. Lasting for only 6 hours and 23 minutes; this is an area the Ativ Book 9 seriously lacks in. Whereas its rivals are way ahead in terms of battery life. The Asus ZenBook managed to deliver a battery life of 9 hours and 23 minutes, HP ELiteBook Folio scoring 6 hours and 49 minutes and MacBook Air crossing 12 hours of battery life leaving behind the Samsung’s Ativ Book 9 in battery tests.
If you long for a laptop which comes in a sleek and slim design with amazing features, Samsung AtivBook 9 is something you should keep in mind. It wouldn’t be wrong to call it a good alternative for MacBook which if offered at a much cheaper price than MacBook. Both the Notebooks win at being better with different features. Where MacBook is good at providing a longer battery life and greater usability, Samsung triumphs at offering more ports. Commenting on its overall look and feel, Samsung Ativ Book is amazingly designed with great features that would definitely leave a good long lasting impression on its users.