Samsung ATIV Book 9 Pro NP940Z5L-X01US 15.6-inch

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Pro NP940Z5L-X01US is a 15.6-inch laptop which impresses with its all-aluminum unibody that makes it rigid and gives it a premium feel. The sleek, professional design impresses and its excellent performance will impress when throwing tasks at it. It has a good keyboard, a responsive touchpad and the clear and vibrant 4K display is to die for. It, however, is somewhat expensive, and Samsung unfortunately fit a battery that can’t match the power draw of the premium parts. The older discrete GPU does not really cut it as well and will struggle to keep up with competing laptops fitted with the better GTX 960M.

Mixed Reviews
(as of 24-09-2020 13:02 UTC) Details
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  • 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


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

Bottom Line

The ATIV Book 9 Pro NP940Z5L-X01US is a great all-purpose laptop with excellent performance and design but with less than average battery life.

Score Summary

Critic Reviews

  • 50
    DigitalTrends March 3, 2016

    Samsung’s Notebook 9 Pro is comforting. Its formal, elegant design, pleasing keyboard, and strong processor make for a system that’s immediately likable, and one that crosses genres.

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  • 60
    LaptopMag January 15, 2016

    Samsung's 15-inch ATIV Book 9 Pro features an attractive aluminum body and a bright UHD screen, but weak battery life and underpowered graphics prevent it from being a top pick.

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Processor Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M [View Benchmarks]
Graphics TypeDiscrete
Graphics Memory 2GB GDDR3
Operating System Microsoft Windows Windows 10 Home
Weight4.45 lbs
Battery Life6 hours
Hard Drive 1256 SSD
Display Size15.6 inch
Display TypeIPS
Display Resolution3840 x 2160
Display TechnologyLED backlit | In-plane switching
Connectivity3x USB 3.0 | USB 3.1 Type-C | HDMI | WiFi | Bluetooth 4.0
AudioStereo speakers | High Definition Audio
Webcam720p HD
Additional Features3- in-1 (SD/SDHC/SDXC) card reader
Dimension (LxWxH)14.72 x 9.82 x 0.7
Warranty1 year

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