Samsung Ativ Book 9 Review
Samsung fits a good number of ports into its very slim 12-inch Ativ Book 9. The system gets the best battery life to date from a Windows system running a Core M processor.
Before Apple even announced its slim, lightweight 12-inch MacBook, Samsung had already released a nearly identical product. First seen at CES 2015, the Samsung Ativ Book 9 matches the MacBook nearly spec for spec.
Both systems have 12-inch displays with better-than-HD resolutions, both use Intel’s Core M processor, both have premium-feeling designs and are very slim and light, with each weighing just a hair over two pounds.
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Side by side, they’re very similar, so why does the MacBook have an edge in our head-to-head comparison? While Samsung is among the most forward-looking companies making Windows PCs (it practically invented the ultrabook concept with the original Series 9), this new 12-inch Book 9 falls short in a few key areas.