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Transforming the Future

We have come a long way with computers, from the days that they costed a mountain and consisted of a bulky machine to where we are now with handheld devices and laptops. There were times when computers consisted of monitors, keyboards and hard drives, and then there came laptops. After the laptops came the smart devices, first the smartphone, followed by the tablets. The small gadgets come packed so much power within them, if someone from the past life was to come back, they would think it was all a dream. It is not stopping there, though, because the future is now headed for virtual reality gadgets. You can read more about that in PC World because right now we would like to focus more on laptops.

Laptops still have more powerful processors and more storage than handheld smart devices and it is always advisable to have one handy to do the work that a smart device cannot do. Below we are going to review a number of laptops from Samsung. Samsung are not only leaders in the manufacture of home electronics and mobile phones and tablets, they also manufacture some of the best laptops in the market. The reviews below will make it easier for you to choose the laptop that will best suit your needs since it can get a little tricky with all the models available. These are high end machines that can be used for anything from gaming to creating software.

Transforming the Future

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Blade NP900X5L-K02US 15-inch

Samsung’s Notebook 9 15” brings together a sleek, compact chassis with maximum screen space, making it impressive to use and easy to use on the go.  The bright screen, long battery life, and convenient features enhance your notebook experience.

Features

  • Intel Core i7-6500u
  • Intel HD 520
  • 8GB DDR3L RAM
  • 256GB SSD
  • 6 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixels (IPS)
  • Windows 10 Home
  • 7 hours, battery life
  • 8 lbs

Combining a sleek, lightweight design with powerful processing, the Samsung Notebook 9 delivers fast multitasking capabilities and immersive multimedia entertainment. This ultraportable notebook weighs less than 2.9 pounds and features a streamlined design with a micro-thin bezel to maximize the immersive 15 inch full HD screen. Powered by the ultrafast Intel Core i7 processor and an internal solid state drive, the Samsung Notebook 9 offers fast load times, crisp graphics, and an exceptional battery life of up to 12 hours per charge. The Notebook 9 comes with the Windows 10 operating system and SideSync software, which allows you to seamlessly connect to your other Samsung devices.

Thin, Lightweight Design Ensures Portability

The Samsung Notebook 9 weighs less than 2.9 pounds thanks to a lightweight yet durable aluminum and magnesium alloy construction. When closed, this notebook measures only 0.57 inches thick, so you can easily slip it into a bag and take it with you anywhere you go. The sleek design features a bezel to maximize screen size for an immersive entertainment experience. The screen also reclines 180 degrees, making it easy to share your screen with those around you.

Vibrant Full HD Display for an Immersive Experience

The Notebook 9 is great for watching movies, playing online games, or simply browsing the web. It features a spacious 15-inch Full HD (1920×1080) LED screen that delivers exceptional picture quality and wide viewing angles. Plus, a low-reflective feature delivers crisp and bright images whether you’re using your Notebook 9 indoors or outside in the sun.

Powerful Performance and Multitasking Capability

A sixth-generation Intel Core i7 processor makes this notebook ideal for both intensive work at the office and multimedia at home. The i7 processor delivers improved graphics, battery life, and security, as well as powerful multitasking capabilities that seamlessly handle multiple demanding computing tasks. An internal solid state drive allows you to boot up, download files, and perform other everyday computer tasks more quickly than with a typical hard disk drive (HDD). And unlike HDDs, SSDs contain no moving parts, resulting in increased protection from shocks and vibrations.

Long-Lasting Battery and Fast Charging Technology

With a long battery life of up to 12 hours per charge, the Samsung Notebook 9 lets you work all day without having to worry about being tethered to an electrical outlet. The Notebook 9 also offers Fast Charging technology that allows the battery to recharge in as little as 90 minutes.

Share Files between Your Computer and Smartphone

This notebook comes with Samsung SideSync** software that helps you sync files with your smartphone via Wi-Fi and allows you to copy files from the phone to the computer, and vice versa. You can also mirror your phone’s screen on your computer when using the phone’s functions. You can also answer calls, respond to texts, and get phone notifications in real time right on your laptop screen.

Preinstalled with Windows 10

The Samsung Notebook 9 is ready to use right out of the box with the preinstalled Windows 10 operating system. Offering intuitive and engaging navigation and displays, Windows 10 lets you create virtual desktops to help you save space and keep your work projects and personal apps separate.

Comfortable Ergonomic Keyboard

The Notebook 9 features ergonomically designed keys with gently curved caps that cushion your fingertips while typing for better comfort and productivity. Additionally, a glass-coated touchpad enables precise navigation.

Security Features Keep Your Data Safe

For added peace of mind, multiple security features on the Samsung Notebook 9 keep your data safe. You can ensure your login is secure by customizing it with your signature or a unique pattern. Thanks to a privacy shade, you can also keep your screen concealed from wandering eyes while using your Notebook 9 in public.

Pros

  • Strong performance
  • Vibrant display
  • Ultra-light weight
  • Great touchpad

Cons

  • Color reproduction not very accurate
  • Keyboard a bit shallow

Conclusion

This is a good computer with a large screen that is good for both work and play.

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Pro NP940Z5L-X01US 15.6-inch

The notebook 9 Pro is Samsung’s powerful performance laptop with Intel’s Core i7 CPU, 256GB SSD, 8GB of RAM, and 4K UHD touch screen display with real-time HDR technology.

Features

  • Intel Core i7 2.6GHz
  • Nvidia GTX 950M 2GB Dedicated
  • 8GB LPDDR3 RAM
  • 256GB SSD
  • 6 inch, 3840 x 2160 pixels (IPS)
  • Windows 10 Home
  • 6 hours, battery life
  • 45 lbs

The ATIV Book 9 Pro NP940Z5L-X01US is Samsung’s answer to the MacBook Pro. It comes loaded with powerful specs, an Ultra HD 15.6- inch touch screen and a discrete GPU. It has an aluminum unibody that tends to make it very rigid, and it also comes packed high end parts Quad-Core i7-6700HQ processor which is super-fast, and the NVIDIA GTX 950M GPU with 2GB of GDDR5 VRAM. It’s equipped with 8GB of DDR3 RAM that allows moderate multitasking requirements and a fast 256GB SSD, which just might not be enough for your storage needs. It comes with a 4K screen with vivid colors and with good visibility even outdoors. The only thing that brings down this computer is the poor 6-hour battery life.

Pros

  • Good performance
  • Bright and vibrant 4K display
  • Great quad-speaker setup
  • Sleek, professional design
  • Rigid aluminum frame
  • Touchpad that rivals even the MacBook Pro’s

Cons

  • Poor battery life
  • Expensive
  • Discrete graphics could be better

Summary

Save for the poor battery life, this is a good all-rounder.

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus NP940X3G-K05US 13.3-inch

Outstanding mobility, power, and style are yours with the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus, but no feature stands out more than its 13.3-inch Quad HD+ screen. With a resolution of 3200 x 1800 pixels, it squeezes 275 pixels per inch into its super bright display to make it 75% brighter than standard laptop screens. The ATIV Book 9 Plus is incredibly easy to take wherever you go, from the bus to the boardroom and everywhere in between, thanks to a razor-thin, half-inch profile and barely there weight just over three pounds. A fourth-generation Intel Core i7 processor and 256GB solid state drive deliver maximum power and reliability when you need it most. And 7.5 hours of battery life let you travel far and wide while staying productive and entertained. The touchpad is smooth and very responsive, and the speakers are loud and crisp.

Features

  • Intel 1.7 GHz 4th Generation Intel i7-4500U
  • Intel HD 4400 Shared
  • 8GB SO-DIMM DDR3 RAM
  • 256GB SSD
  • 3 inch, 3200 x 1800 pixels (IPS)
  • Windows 8.1
  • 5 hours battery life
  • 3 lbs

Pros

  • Elegant design
  • Powerful speakers
  • Great keyboard
  • Gorgeous QHD+ touchscreen

Cons

  • 4th gen processor a bit slower than faster models
  • Average Webcam
  • Few Connectivity Ports

Summary

This is an ultraportable laptop with a great screen and an even better battery life, suitable for business travelers.

Samsung Notebook 9 Spin NP940X3L-K01US 13.3 inch

This is an excellent laptop that can quickly and easily convert the Notebook 9 Spin from powerful laptop to portable tablet for ease of use on the go or tent mode for collaborating with others. All thanks to its 360º rotating dual-hinge display. The stunning QHD+ high resolution touch screen allows you to view and display ultra-detailed graphics with an enhanced color gamut, while its anti-glare coating performs both indoors and out. The real time HDR feature automatically adjusts brightness and contrast in real-time, delivering stunning detail and clarity to whatever you are watching – no matter what the lighting conditions have in store for you.

Connectivity

  • AC Adapter
  • HDMI
  • USB 3.0
  • Headphone
  • Volume
  • Power Button
  • MicroSD™ Slot
  • USB 3.0

Features

  • Intel Core i7 2.5GHz
  • Intel HD Graphics 520 Shared
  • 8GB LPDDR3 RAM
  • 256GB SSD
  • 3 inch, 3200 x 1800 pixels (IPS)
  • Windows 10 Home
  • 5 hours, battery life
  • 87 lbs

Pros

  • Gorgeous QHD+ display
  • Excellent touchpad
  • Portable design
  • Great outdoor visibility

Cons

  • Subpar battery life

Summary

This is an excellent 2 in 1 laptop cum tablet that is lightweight and very compact.

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Ultra NP930X2K-K01US 12.2 inch

At first look, it cuts a slim and subtle profile. Silver trim outlines its fingerprint-resistant Imperial Black finish, while the full-aluminum chassis gives the laptop a solid feel. It 0.46 inches thick, weighing 2.09 pounds and making it light and very portable. The WQXGA panel comes with 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution bringing about quality pictures. The viewing angles of the laptop are also very impressive in addition to the brightness control features such as outdoor use that adds light when you’re outdoors, and Secret Screen mode which lowers brightness for increased privacy when you’re in a crowded space. The 900MHz Intel Core M processor, 8GB RAM and an Intel HD Graphics 5300 GPU in the machine are more than sufficient for most professionals but will sweat when it comes to many modern 3D games. The battery life is very poor at 6.2 hours as compared to other ultrabooks in the same class doing up to 9 hours.

Features

  • Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz
  • Intel HD Graphics 5300 shared
  • 8GB LPDDR3 RAM
  • 256GB SSD
  • 1 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixels (IPS)
  • Windows 8.1
  • 25 hours, battery life
  • 09 lbs

Pros

  • Extremely lightweight
  • Great display
  • Good sound output

Cons

  • Modest performance
  • Non-backlit keyboard
  • Non-touch screen

Summary

This is for those that are just after a good-looking machine but it does not feel like value for money.

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Blade NP930X2K-K04US 12.2-inch

This super-slim and lightweight ultraportable machine is direct competition with Apple’s 12-inch MacBook, all the features are the same except the operating systems. The Ativ Book 9 Blade comes in an attractive aluminum design that also gives it a rigid feel. It’s a dual-core Intel Core M-5Y31 that clocks 0.9GHZ during less intensive tasks, but boosts itself to 2.4GHZ heavier tasks. It comes with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. The 12.2-inch WQXGA renders beautiful videos and images with high color accuracy, and rated at a whopping 700nit; it offers excellent outdoor visibility. The graphics department is run by the integrated Intel HD 5300. It is not good for heavy gaming.

It comes with a comfortable keyboard even though the touchpad is a little unresponsive. The downside is the 6-hour battery life as compared to its Apple rival that does 11 hours on a single charge.

Features

  • Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz
  • Intel HD Graphics 5300 shared
  • 8GB LPDDR3 RAM
  • 256GB SSD
  • 1 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixels (IPS)
  • Windows 10 Home
  • 25 hours battery life
  • 09 lbs

Pros

  • Extremely thin and light
  • Many ports for a slim 12-inch laptop
  • Excellent outdoor visibility
  • Beautiful display

Cons

  • Poor battery life
  • Low performance/price ratio
  • Windows 10 Home

Summary

This is a great ultrabook but you might want to always carry your charger along.

Samsung NP900X3K-S02US ATIV 13.3-inch

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 is so easy to carry and so unique, you won’t want to be without it. It’s uniformly flat and is only 0.51 inch (13.2 mm) thick. Its super-slim components, fan and memory, are tailor-made just for the ATIV Book 9. A full metal body enables them to be seamlessly and precisely built into the frame. Its sleek, 100% aluminum body has been sand-blasted to achieve an elegant matte finish.

Features

  • Intel Core i5-5200U
  • Intel HD Graphics 5500 Shared
  • 8GB DDR3L RAM
  • 128GB HDD
  • 3 inch, 3200 x 1800 pixels
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • 11 hours, battery life
  • 1 lbs

Pros

  • Excellent design
  • Impressive portability
  • Ultra-HD display
  • Excellent Battery life

Cons

  • Limited ports
  • Low SSD capacity
  • Lacks a touchscreen

Summary

The Samsung NP900X3K-S02US ATIV gives solid overall performance in a design that looks and feels as premium as its price tag. However, with the low capacity SSD and lack of a touchscreen, its value for money is a tough sell.

Well, those are some of the best Samsung laptops that you can find on the market and all that you have to do is to check their specs and see if they fit what you would like to use them for.

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