Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus Review

Introduction And Specifications

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.

As the next generation of the company’s ATIV Book 9, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus features an aluminum uni-body design and incorporates an all new Windows 8 optimized touchscreen which wasn’t available with the previous model. Instead of simply adding a touchscreen for Windows 8, Samsung cranked up the resolution by including a QHD+ (3200 X 1800) panel with 350nit SuperBright technology that’s reinforced with Gorilla Glass.

ATIV Book 9 Plus
Specifications & Features
Operating System
Windows 8 (64-bit)
1.60 GHz Intel Core i5 Processor 4200U 3MB L3
13.3 inch LED QHD+ (3200 x 1800)
Touch Screen
350nit SuperBright Technology
System Memory
4GB x 1 DDR3L 1600MHz (On Board)
Intel HD Graphics 4400
802.11 a/b/g/n Intel Wireless-N 7260AN
Bluetooth 4.0
I/O Ports
VGA  (Available only with dongle sold separately)
Micro HDMI
Headphone/Mic combo
2 x USB 3.0 Sleep-and-Charge
3- in-1 (SD/SDHC/SDXC)
RJ45 Gigabit Wired Ethernet LAN with included dongle
40W AC Adapter
7300 mAh 4 Cell / Li-Po 55.5Wh
Up to 7.5 hours according to Mobile Mark 2012
Included in Box
AC Adapter
LAN Dongle
HomeSync Lite
S Player +
S PhotoStudio
Adobe PhotoShop Elements 11 (90-day trial)
Size and Weight
12.58 x 8.78 x 0.54 (L x W x H, Inches)
3.06 pounds (w/Std. Battery)
1 Year Standard Parts and Labor
$1,399.99 (Find it at Amazon From $1213)

The ATIV Book 9 Plus also has today’s latest hardware including a Haswell-based processor, which promises faster performance along with longer battery life. In fact, Samsung claims you can get up to 7.5 hours of battery life on a single charge. Thanks to the hardware inside the ATIV Book 9 Plus, Samsung boasts of a “lightning-fast” boot-up that’s as fast as 5.9 seconds. Wake-up times are as fast as 0.9 seconds. With these times, Samsung says the ATIV Book 9 Plus can offer "near instant access to the information and programs people use on their PC." We'll see if that holds true on the pages ahead...

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