Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite: Budget AMD Ultrabook

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The ATIV Book 9 Lite's dimensions are 32.3 x 22.5 x 1.8 cm (at its thickest point, W x D x H) and it weighs 1.59 kg according to my measurements. The exterior is made of plastic but despite the connotations, it doesn't feel cheap at all. The construction feels solid all the way around — there are no weak spots where the material creaks for example.

The exterior of the ATIV Book 9 Lite is a monotone slab of glossy white plastic. It picks up fingerprints easily but the color hides it fairly well.

The contours at the side give the impression that the body is significantly thinner toward the front of the notebook but this is an optical illusion. It's actually approximately 1.8 cm thick most of the way through. Located on the left is the charging jack, a USB 3.0 connector, a mini HDMI output, and a mini ethernet port. There's also a flap hiding a full sized SD card slot near the center under the lip.

The right side is home to a mini DisplayPort connector, a combined line-out/mic port, and a security slot.

On the underside there are two intake vents near the rear while a set of speakers reside toward the front, one at each side. Though the bottom cover is held on with 10 tiny Phillips head screws I wouldn't describe it as user-accessible. You can't just pop it off with your fingers, a thin opening tool (spudger) at the least, is required to detach all the internal latches.

The machine's sole exhaust port is about halfway between the center point and the right edge.

Powering the notebook is a 19V 2.1A adapter, model no. A13-040N2A. The connecting port is tiny but the cable is fairly lengthy and includes a velcro strip to help tie it up the excess.

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