The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite is a low cost version of the company's high end Series 9 Ultrabook. The ATIV Book 9 Lite replaces the aircraft grade aluminum case with a plastic one. The case is nicely built and overall shares the premium feel. Instead of the Intel processor found in the high end Series 9 laptops, the ATIV Book Lite uses a custom built quad core processor based on AMD latest A6 processor. The result of these changes is to bring the price down to just Php33,990.
The ATIV Book 9 Lite is a 13.3-inch laptop with a HD (1366 x 768) display. For an operating system, the ATIV Book 9 comes with Windows 8, and like a proper Windows 8 laptop, is equipped with a touchscreen. Samsung includes its SideSync software for easy operation with Samsung Android smartphones. SideSync will even allow you to operate your smartphone from the laptop.
What I really love about the ATIV Book 9 Lite is that Samsung did not scrimp of the hard drive. The ATIV Book 9 Lite is equipped with a 128 GB SSD drive. This allows the laptop to boot in less than ten seconds. The quad core processor and SSD drive, combined with 4 GB of RAM and a AMD Radeon 8250 HD graphics makes this laptop zippy enough for the average user. Samsung promise 5.5 hours of battery life.
The ATIV Book 9 Lite is 0.69-inches thin and weighs in a just under 3.5 pounds. Right now the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite looks like the best mid-priced ultraportable on the market.