Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite

  |   by Michael Epstein

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite features a 13.3 inch anti-glare 1366×768 HD LED backlit display, an AMD A6-1450 APU, 4 GB RAM, a 128 GB SSD, and AMD HD 8250 graphics.

  • Processor: AMD A6-1450 APU (600 – 1400MHz)
  • Chipset: AMD Yangtze
  • Screen: 13.3 inch anti-glare 1366 x 768 HD LED Backlit
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3-1066 single channel RAM (Samsung, 7-7-8-19 soldered on board. No SODIMM slot).
  • Storage: 128GB SATA 3 mSATA SSD (Samsung PM841 MZMTD128HAFV)
  • Optical Drive: None
  • Wireless: Atheros AR9565x 802.11bgn (1×1 + Bluetooth 4.0) integrated on board
  • Graphics: AMD HD 8250 (integrated into APU)
  • UK 81 key island type keyboard
  • Elan touchpad (101mm  x 67mm  (4.0″ x 2.6″)
  • Web camera and microphone (at display top)
  • Battery: 7.5V 30Wh 2-cell
  • 40W PSU
  • Windows 8 64-bit
  • Dimensions: 324 x 224 x 17mm  (including rubber pads about 1.5mm thick) or 12.8″ x 8.8″ x 0.67″
  • Notebook weight: 1.43kg  / 3.15 lbs
  • Travel weight: 1.75kg / 3.86 lbs (with Samsung 40W PSU and 1m UK mains cable)

  • Pros

    • Non-glare non-touchscreen (a glossy touchscreen version is available for those who want it)
    • Cool and quiet
    • Reasonably affordable
    • SSD with 10 second startup time.
  • Cons

    • Relatively slow CPU
    • Moderate battery capacity
    • Needs special dongles for the network and VGA devices
    • Limited potential for hardware upgrades

Quick Take

At its current price the Book 9 Lite doesn't deliver a good value for the money.

Read Our Full Review: Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite (NP905S3G) User Review

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