Pros

  • SideSync is a good feature—if you have a Samsung mobile device
  • Smooth, accurate touchscreen
  • Good overall performance

Cons

  • SideSync is difficult to set up
  • Trackpad feels cheap
  • Lots of bloatware

At A Glance

The Ativ Book 9 Lite is a good notebook if you also own a mobile Samsung device and intend to use the two together; otherwise, it's just average.

Manufacturer’s Description

Slim and lightweight design. Lightning-fast performance. Intelligent multitasking.

The Specs

Processor
Processor type AMD Quad Core
Processor speed 1400.0 MHz
Number of Cores 4.0
Display
Display size 13.3 inches
Touchscreen Yes
Aspect ratio 16:9
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset Radeon HD 8250
Storage
Drive 1 size 128.0 GB
Drive 1 type Solid-State Drive
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Line In 1/8
  • Line Out 1/8
  • Micro HDMI
  • SATA 3.0
  • USB 2.0
  • USB 3.0
Wireless connection
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • Bluetooth
Memory
Memory size 4.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Dimensions
Width 12.76 inches
Depth 8.82 inches
Height 0.69 inches
Weight 3.48 pounds
Weight with Accessories 3.7 pounds
Storage Media
SD card Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 Home
Other Features
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
  • Touchpad (Multitouch)

Performance

Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 198.0
Worldbench Version 8.1
Battery
Battery Life 5:21   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 10.1   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 1201.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Peacekeeper 655.0   score (higher is better)
Storage Performance
PCMark 7 Storage Test 5046.0   score (higher is better)
File Compression 323.6   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 761.0   seconds (lower is better)
Image Editing - GPU Accelerated 833.6   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 479.0   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 769.5   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Working power usage 2.1   Watt hours
Idle power usage 6.4   Watts
Gaming
3DMark, Ice Storm 20383.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Firestrike Extreme 114.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Cloud Gate 1664.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Firestrike 216.0   score (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Low Quality, 1024x768 13.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 3, Ultra Quality, 1024x768 9.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Bioshock Infinite, Low Quality, 1024x768 15.3   Frames per second (higher is better)