The dell xps 2020 ditches all the bezels, gets even smaller and more powerful. Deciding between xps , ativ book 9 plus, aspire s7, thinkpad x1, and asus ux305. Moving on to the ativ book 9 lite, it will arrive in white and black color options, and largely the same design. I also need a higher resolution display than 1080p. Our ranking system will choose the best laptop for you. The result is a notebook thats among the best laptops of 2020. But, if you must have a current broadwell chip, the 2015 dell xps offers a nontouch matte 1080p option in a pretty slick design. The good the samsung ativ book 9 is still one of the smallest and bestbuilt windows 8 ultrabooks around, and has a crisp 1080p display. If youre ready for an upgrade or to switch over from the chrome os or macos. For years now, the dell xps has been my personal ultrabook of. The samsung ativ book 9 lite, announced at the same time as the ativ book 9 plus, is a midrange version of the companys flagship laptop. Running the furmark stress test we managed to get the power draw for the ativ book 9 up to 33.
A haswellbased core i54200u alongside 4 gb of working memory and a 128 gb ssd corresponds to the typical equipment of a current midrange ultrabook. I posted earlier that i had ordered the crucial m550 ssd as upgrade, however, i changed my order to the transcend when i saw the mts800 released a few weeks ago due to power drain concerns regarding the crucial drive. The only thing the xps has going for it here is the hard gorilla glass display surface. The ativ book 9 s razorthin profile, minimal heft, and bright display make it more portable than some inch ultrabooks, yet it still provides. But samsung told us that they believe some frugal buyers want the ativ book 9. This is a samsung pls panel with viewing angles and display characteristics that are similar to ips. This is a beast with such a thin body, such high res for.
Now, samsung, a company known more for its smartphones than laptops, appears to have released a macbook pro killer with the ativ book 9 pro. Lisa gade compares the samsung notebook 9 and dell xps ultrabook laptops. Dells xps 2in1 is a little dated at this point, while the samsung notebook 9 pen beneifts from its newer, more powerful components. Compare dell xps vs samsung notebook 9 pro np940x3m. The bad it lacks a touch screen, and battery life is. The system gets the best battery life to date from a windows system running a.
Now, though, we have the ativ book 9 plus, the first truly flagshiplevel ultrabook samsung has released since windows 8 came out. Ive told you a couple of things about the samsung ativ book 9 plus in a previous article and in this one were going to see how the book 9 plus stands when compared to some of its most known rivals. Discussion in samsung started by oled, jan 1, 2015. Compare dell xps 15 vs samsung ativ book 9 compare.
Compared to other ultrabooks such as the dell xps , the macbook pro is very expensive. Dell xps 9300, 2020 model what to expect, vs xps 7390. Samsung ativ book 9 plus i7 vs i5 broadwell reddit. Lisa gade compares the asus zenbook ux301 and the samsung ativ book 9 plus. Its been 1 months, i can not be more than satsfied with this product. Samsung notebook 9 pen vs dell xps 2in1 digital trends. The samsung ativ book 9 is a compact laptop with a stunning display and good overall performance, but it suffers from short battery life. This is samsungs budget alternative to their high end series 9 ativ book 9 and 9 plus. Discussion in samsung started by droyder, jan 5, 2016. The notebook 9 pro is designed with durability in mind, featuring a premium aluminum chassis that protects against wear and tear and looks good doing it. Since the company has lower end models like the formerly series ativ book 3, ativ book 5 and ativ book 7, we were surprised. But if you really want the backlit keys and battery life, you can go for the xps. Were especially excited about the new dell xps 2020 and the samsung galaxy chromebook. Looking to buy a new ultrabook for business school.
Tested with several apps and toshiba kirabook is more responsive than ativ book. The good samsung fits a good number of ports into its very slim 12inch ativ book 9. I own a 2018 dell xps developer edition, and setting up this latest model which dell has numbered the xps 9300its nearly. Macbook pro is now challenged by samsung ativ book 9 pro. The convertible notebook had a sleeker modern design, a larger. The ativ book 9 2015 is already available to purchase, and we managed to get our hands on one. The ativ book 9 pro is a 15inch macbook pro competitor with a powerful processor, discrete nvidia geforce graphics and a gorgeous 15. As far as i know samsung uses a pentile 1800p display on their ativ book models. Just a smidge over 3 pounds the dell xps isnt as portable as some of the slimmer competing options, such as the 0. If i am correct, that is the same processor in the ativ book 9 plus core i5 ulv.
Find out which laptop is better for performance or portability. Samsung enters 2in1 fray with ativ book 9 spin laptop mag. Xps s edgetoedge keyboard is sporting larger keycaps 9%. At first glance, samsungs new ativ book 9 plus also seems to lack such a unique trait. Samsung ativ book 9 plus and ativ book 9 lite handson. The ativ book 9 plus laptop has a sturdy, slim design, ultrahighres touch screen, and really good battery life. Ive considered buying an x1 carbon or xps , but their matte options made by lgd or sharp arent as. The processor doesnt seem as powerful as the 3635qms in the 770z5e or the later ativ 8 according to cpu boss. You can get a dell xps with a 3200x1800p ips igzo touchscreen, either from the microsoft store or directly from dell. Samsung ativ book 9 plus vs apple macbook pro vs dell xps. Dell xps vs samsung notebook 9 pro np940x3mk02hk laptop core i7 7th gen8 gb256 gb ssdwindows 10 comparison on basis of storage. Samsung ativ book 9 plus comparison smackdown duration. Macbook air vs samsung ativ book 9 vs surface pro 3.
This is an extremely slim laptop that weighs 3 lbs. The core m processor is roughly close to the ulv core i5. It has samsungs usual mineral ash black matte finish, which has a hint of indigo blue and a backlit keyboard. Asus zenbook ux303 allen ngo, 09082015 touchscreen gaming haswell laptop windows. Will mostly be used for work processing, web surfing, excel etc. The samsung ativ book 9 pro is a premium desktopreplacement laptop with stellar build quality, a sharp 4k touch display, and fast hardware. Its a reasonably nicelooking variation on the samsung ativ book 9 formerly the series 9. Compare the dell xps 15 and the samsung ativ book 9 side by side. The new ativ book 9 2015 was the answer to apples macbook before it was even announced months later. Samsung ativ book 9 plus vs sony vaio pro, macbook air. The ativ book 9 plus delivers bright images with deep, saturated colors and wide viewing angles.415 1230 1083 183 218 1392 977 247 523 1235 36 97 1323 314 72 610 1156 862 689 734 1353 1253 309 1033 1241 72 1420 1350 742 1049 944 483 996 229 1382 844 21 1276