Thursday, February 16, 2017

Samsung ATIV BOOK 9 Plus

   The Samsung ATIV BOOK 9 Plus is really a stunning ultraportable notebook. It has a beautiful anodized  aluminum body with accentuated strips of silver. Anodized means a product that has undergone an electrochemical process that turns the metal surface into a decorative, durable, corrosion-resistant anodic oxide finish. Aluminum ideally fits the process. The model mentioned here comes with  a 13.3 inch  Quad-HD, a 4th generation Intel core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD.. This model is the Samsung ATIV BOOK 9 Plus NP940X3G-K03US and it cost $1224. Since this at least2 1/2 years old, probably you can get a much lower price for this. This can be further upgraded to more expensive model that comes with a higher configuration using an Intel Core 17-5500U processor, 8GB of RAM and 256 GB SSD that can race up the cost to $1700. Probably any would be user can get a bargain for this model.  The Samsung ATIV BOOK 9 Plus has an aluminum skinned body looks so elegant.  It has a dark shade blue color that resembles the color of a moonlit night sky. Samsung calls it Mineral Ash black. You can notice a silver brushed-metal rim that accentuates the area of the lid and deck. The bottom of the notebook has a simplified design that is so eye catching. The Samsung ATIV BOOK 9 Plus has a 13,3 inch, 3200 x 1800 very clear touch screen.  It has an immensely large, backlit, chiclet style keys on it’s keyboard. The deck has the same type of finish like the body. The size of this notebook is 12 x 5 x 8.8 x 0.54 inches and it weighs 2.68 pounds.
   Having a spacious chiclet keyboard has it advantages since it allows the use more travel time when typing. This keyboard  as mentioned is backlit and it has multiple brightness levels.  You can modify it to fit the environment you are in. The Samsung ATIV BOOK 9 Plus 4 x 27 inch touchpad is quite wide. It has a matte surface that is wide enough space to move around. Because this notebook ha  a 13.3 inch Quad HD plus 3200 x 1800 touch screen, it offers very clear images and it has wide viewing angles. It gives the user 315 nits of brightness and this is above the category level. It does a wonderful job of reproducing colors. The Samsung ATIV BOOK 9 Plus scored 95.4% in the sRGB rating. This is above the category level. The touch screen is very responsive when you use it for navigational purposes. The audio of the Samsung ATIV BOOK 9 Plus is very good The sound is sharp and clear. A lot of people get worried when using aluminum. This is because aluminum is a kind o metal and metal is susceptible to heat.. As for this laptop you need not worry because it does not overheat and it stays below the 95 degree Fahrenheit  The Samsung ATIV BOOK 9 Plus has 2 USB 3.0 ports ( one on the left and the other on the right. ), a ower button, micro HDMI and Ethernet dongle ports located on the left and right side. There is an SD card reader that is hard to find but it is on the left side.

    Performance wise this is a good laptop that you can acquire. In the Geekbench 3 overall performance test, the Samsung ATIV BOOK 9 Plus scored 50 56 points. This is above the category level of 3, 846 points. Using the test for transfer rate, of files the 128 GB SSD installed on the Samsung ATIV BOOK 9 Plus scored 221.3 MBp,s still above the category level of 100MBps. This notebook is not meant for gaming purposes because of it’s high resolution. This is good enough if you are working on graphics and business work that needs a lot of multitasking. Using the 3DMark Fire Strike graphics the Samsung ATIV BOOK 9 Plus had a score of 581 but still above it’s category level average. The battery has a lifespan of 8 hours. I would have liked it to be at least 10 hour,  but that’s good enough for an eight hour day’s work. The Samsung ATIV BOOK 9 Plus could be compared to any ultraportable notebook on the market.


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