Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite: Too Light on Popularity?

October 1, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The Ativ Book 9 Lite touch screen Windows 8 ultrabook  from Sammy has been around for a while, but buyers seem to be still weighing options before they decide to go for it.

The question everyone seems to be asking is whether it is worth a buy.

Expert opinion dwells upon the fact that this model from Samsung would need some amount of good review before you spend money on it. One negative being pointed out is the presence of an outdated processor.

The 1 GHz AMD A4 Quad Core processor lacks the power to do tasks for a professional. The device which comes with a sleek design sports a plastic body, which reduces the aesthetics.

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You need to expect all everyday tasks to work well with this ultrabook from Samsung. But then if you are looking for some high quality graphics experience or something like that, we would suggest you to go for an ultrabook with a far better Intel processor.

This super thin laptop is coming with a price tag of $799.99, which may make the user think of an alternative. We say this because the device may not stand up worthy of this high price tag.

The 13.3 inch display has a resolution of 1366 x 768, which is not at all pleasing. The device features a 512MB AMD Radeon HD 8250 graphics also. This Windows 8 ultra book features Bluetooth 4.0, and on the storage department, it comes with a 128 GB SSD. The 4 GB RAM of the device performs okay for an ultra book.

We like the keyboard of the device, which gives a good experience for the user to type conveniently. The touch pad is just about average.

The stereo speakers of the device generate loud sound output, but somehow, lack quality.

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As we told already, the device is just enough for your everyday use. But when you are looking for a laptop to play your favorite video game which has high graphics or if you want to play HD videos, this device is not a good choice for you. Video editing and multi tasking can’t be done with full perfection in this device.  However, it lacks an Ethernet port.

The ultra book weights 1.44 kg, which is a bit heavier for an ultrabook. Battery life is another major drawback. A test by folks at CNet revealed that the battery lasts for 5 hours and 7 minutes. You need to consider the size of the device, and many ultrabooks running Intel Core i5 / i7 processors stay alive for 8 hours.

This device, which rivals the MacBook Air in terms of looks , is not a competitor in terms of performance. It’s your turn to choose whether to buy this ultra book from Samsung paying around $800 or not. What we feel is you get to pick a more powerful and elegant machine by paying a few bucks more.

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