Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite Notebook Review

Test Procedure

To test this system, we want to stress every component of the system to check stability and performance, giving us an idea as to why those particular components were picked for this system.

This particular system comes pre-installed with Windows 8, but of course this can be customised upon checkout. To give us a baseline performance that is easy to compare, we ran the Windows Experience Index test and the results can be seen below:

Many different software applications are used to gain the broadest spectrum of results, which allows for the fairest testing possible.

Hardware used:

  • Acoustic dBA meter
  • AC Power meter

Software used:

  • 3DMark 11
  • 3DMark 2013
  • AIDA64
  • Cinebench R11.5
  • Cinebench R15
  • CrystalDiskMark
  • CPU-Z
  • PCMark 7
  • PCMark 8
  • Powermark
  • Super PI

For obvious reasons, I’m not going to put the Ativ Book 9 Lite through the torture of running every single game that I normally would on any other laptop. There is a very good reason for this and it all falls down to what this laptop is designed for. Ultrabooks and their equivalents on the whole are not built for high intensity gaming nor are they designed to be powerhouses when compared to the high-end gaming laptops that we see around. Because of this I’ll save you the torment of looking at benchmarks that would make this unit look terrible in the gaming light.