Everybody know that Samsung makes also phone but now few years the make laptops it is really shocking for all us — even though the company has produced some pretty good ones over the past few years. Samsung used to make a great Chromebook, and its Book 9 Plus used to be one of the best alternatives to Apple’s MacBook Air.
Now Samsung’s premium ATIV Book 9 Pro ($1,600) packs some noteworthy features, including Nvidia 950M discrete graphics, a 3840 x 2160 UHD touch screen and a top-notch design. Inside, the system is powered by a speedy Intel Core i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. But in an increasingly competitive market, the ATIV Book 9 Pro doesn’t quite do enough to keep up with the 15-inch MacBook Pro and Dell XPS 15.
Now, the new $1,399 Samsung Ativ Book 9 Spin and $1,599 Ativ Book 9 Pro are challenging Apple’s and all brands computers once again.
A lot of metal accents on the sides, lid and elsewhere, the laptop’s pure black looks quite stealthy. The body is constructed out of aluminum and is thin enough to give the system a pretty sleek profile. However, the matte finish picks up fingerprints and smudges too easily.
Featuring an Intel Core i7-6700HQ CPU, 8GB of RAM, Nvidia 950M graphics and a 256GB SSD, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus provides plenty of performance for productivity, graphics work or heavy multitasking, but not enough oomph for high-end games. This meant I had no trouble powering an extra 1920 x 1080 display while streaming multiple full HD videos on YouTube and 10 Chrome tabs open in the background.
Samsung Ativ Book 9 pro The 15.6-inch, 3840 x 2160 UHD touch screen on the ATIV Book 9 Pro is a joy to look at, but like other systems that feature an extra wide color range. In the ATIV Book’s case, its display features a subtle green tint that made the paint on Tom Hiddleston’s face in the trailer for High Rise look more like Tiffany blue than the chalky sky blue I saw on other displays. That said, with an abundance of pixels to work with, the ATIV Book 9 Pro’s pictures and videos looked sharp and featured good black levels as well.
Ports and Webcam:
The ATIV Book 9 Pro is really used awesome ports, including four USB connections (three Type-A and one Type-C), HDMI, a combo headphone/mic jack, and an SD card reader.
Now we look up the batttery life is about 7 hours. when we’ve seen manufacturers quote 8 to 12 hours of battery life for a variety of new notebooks (and we often see less in real-world use), Samsung says we should expect 7.3 hours and 6.5 hours for the Book 9 Spin and Book 9 Pro respectively.
At the last bottom line Samsung ATIV Book 9 Pro highlights what Samsung often does well on its laptops: combine a sleek, seductive aluminum design with a bright colorful touch screen. At $1,600. However, you can pick up the XPS 15 for $1,000 if you’re willing to forego a 4K display and discrete graphics. The Book 9 Pro also makes the $1,999 starting price of the 2015 MacBook Pro (with no GPU) look downright exorbitant
Unfortunately, the Nvidia 950M GPU in the ATIV Book 9 Pro pales in comparison to the 960M in the XPS 15 which helps justify the Dell’s higher price. Samsung also doesn’t offer any other configurations, so what you see here is what you get. But the biggest problem is the ATIV Book’s subpar 5.5 hours of battery life but the MacBook Pro and XPS 15 both offer better performance, lower starting prices and longer endurance.