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Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite (marble white)

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite (marble white)
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Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus

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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro

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Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch

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Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14

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Price $799 at 1 store $1,269 to $1,523 at 5 stores $1,119 at 1 store $459 to $629 at 2 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.3 (3.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.5 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 0 stars No reviews, write one! 5.0 stars out of 2 reviews 3.5 stars out of 11 reviews 2.5 stars out of 3 reviews 3.0 stars out of 3 reviews
Release date June 19, 2013 June 19, 2013 September 03, 2013 August 28, 2012 September 03, 2013
The Bottom Line Samsung’s latest budget spin on a Windows touch-screen, AMD-powered, ultrabook-esque laptop has some flair, but the corners it cuts aren't worth the money saved. If you’re just looking for an all-around excellently made Windows touch ultrabook and don’t mind that it's on the expensive side (and doesn’t convert to a tablet), the improved Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus is worth the investment. A major update to our favorite Windows 8 hybrid, the IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro is still a better laptop than tablet, but the new version adds a future-proof better-than-HD display at a great price. Samsung's midprice Series 5 UltraTouch looks and feels like a more expensive machine, but keeps it simple by skipping the complex hybrid mechanics of so many new Windows 8 systems. Lenovo tries something new with the semi-hybrid IdeaPad Flex 14. The fold-back hinge is of dubious practical use, as it doesn't fold all the way down into a tablet, but if you pick the right configuration, this is still a good, inexpensive Core i5 laptop, even without the gimmicks.

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Product Description - 13.3 in SSD
- 13 in - 4th gen Core i5
- 13.3 in - 4th gen Core i3 4010U - Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 4 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD
Samsung Series 5 Ultra - 3rd Gen Core i5
- 13.3 in i5-3317U - Windows 8 64-bit Edition - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB HDD
- 14 in - 4th gen Core i5 4200U - Microsoft Windows 8 - 8 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD
Packaged Quantity Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 1
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Software Included Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Samsung Fast Start
Fast Browsing
Samsung Fast Solutions
AllShare Play
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Battery Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 4-cell
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System Type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Notebook
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Display 13.3 in 1366 x 768
13 in 3200 x 1800
13.3 in 3200 x 1800
13.3 in LED backlight Yes 1366 x 768 / HD
14 in 10-point multitouch 1366 x 768
Graphics Info unavailable Intel HD 4400
Info unavailable Intel HD Graphics 4000
Intel HD 4400
Operating System Info unavailable Info unavailable Microsoft Windows 8.1
Windows 8 64-bit Edition
Microsoft Windows 8
Dimensions (WxDxH) 16.9 mm
13.6 mm
15.5 mm
12.4 in x 8.6 in x 0.8 in
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Storage SSD
Info unavailable 128 GB SSD
500 GB HDD / 5400 rpm + 24 GB SSD cache
128 GB SSD
Weight 1.44 kg
3.06 lbs
3.1 lbs
3.7 lbs
4.4 lbs
Networking Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 802.11n , Gigabit Ethernet , None
Bluetooth 4.0
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Optical Drive Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable None
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Processor Samsung
Intel 4th gen Core i5
Intel 4th gen Core i3 4010U / 1.7 GHz / 3 MB Cache
3rd Gen Core i5
Intel 3 i5-3317U / 1.7 GHz ( 2.6 GHz ) / 3 MB Cache
Intel 4th gen Core i5 4200U / 1.6 GHz / 3 MB Cache
Memory Info unavailable Info unavailable 4 GB
4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
8 GB
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