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Samsung produces laptops with attractive designs and offer solid support, but offers a limited variety of models, lagging behind in the competition. In the increasing order of prices, Series 3, Series 5, Series 7 and Series 9 are the current line of notebooks available from Samsung. The display of all these notebooks span across 13 to 17 inch sizes and the best Samsung notebooks released recently are designed to work on the new Windows 8 operating system.
The features that set these series' apart are outlined below.

Series 9:

Series 9 models are relatively more expensive notebooks from Samsung with a thin, stylish and sophisticated build. Implementing a high end configuration with an Intel Core i5 or an Intel Core i7 processor, up to 8 GB RAM and 256GB hard disk drive, these laptops have faster booting capabilities. Some of the Series 9 notebooks are Ultrabook's and find suitable usage in homes, offices and pretty much anywhere.

Series 7:
Many sleek and powerful performing notebooks have been released under Samsung's Series 7 product line. These are fast notebook models, with up to 16 GB RAM and 1TB hard disk. Series 7 notebooks also process high-end graphics with the help of an NVIDIA graphics card. Apart from this, these notebooks have long battery life of over 8 hours when fully charged.

Series 5:
The Series 5 notebooks are designed to perform for work as well as for entertainment, with useful connectivity features. These notebooks have high resolution displays and are feature rich with versatile functions. The Series 5 notebooks implement Intel Core i5, Intel Core i7, AMD Quad or Dual Core processors; inbuilt Intel graphics or AMD Radeon graphic processors along with 750 GB hard disk drive, up to 8 GB RAM and up to 8 hours of battery life.

Series 3:
Finally, Series 3 notebooks are comparatively lower end notebooks useful for web surfing, listening to music, basic and everyday home and personal use.

Check out our product listing based on the expert reviews for best Samsung notebooks.

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Samsung Chromebook 2
Samsung Ativ Book 9 2014 Edition
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus
Samsung ATIV Book 6
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite
Samsung Chromebook 2 (XE500C12-K01US)
Samsung Ativ Book 9 2014 Edition
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus NP940X3G-K01US 13.3-Inch Touchscreen Laptop
Samsung ATIV Book 6 NP680Z5E-X01US Laptop
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite NP915S3G-K01US 13.3-Inch Laptop
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Release Date
Oct 2014
May 2014
Aug 2013
Apr 2013
Jul 2013
Display
11.6 inches, Widescreen, 1366 x 768
15.6 inches, Widescreen, 1920 x 1080
13.3 in. LED QHD+
15.6 in. LED Full HD
Hard Drive
16 GB, SSD
128 GB, SSD
128 GB SATA3
1TB HDD
Installed Memory
2 GB
8 GB
4 GB (DDR3 SDRAM)
8 GB (DDR3 SDRAM)
Operating System
Google Chrome OS
Windows 8.1
Windows 8
Windows 8
Processor
2.58 GHz, Intel Celeron N2840
1.6 GHz, Intel Core i5-4200U
Core i5-4200U Dual-Core Haswell
Core i7 3635QM 2.40GHz
Laptop Type
Value, Widescreen
Ultrabook
Thin and Light Laptop

  • With more than 9 hours battery life and a strong feature set, Samsung's Chromebook 2 is a very good value for $250.


  • Samsung's updated 11-inch Chromebook 2 now has a more powerful Intel Celeron processor, but it suffers from a lackluster display.


  • Chromebooks will never be for everyone, but assuming you're game, the 13-inch Samsung Chromebook 2 is the one we recommend. Its sharp display, stylish design, long battery life and comfortable keyboard make it worth the premium over competing models.


  • The Samsung Ativ Book 9 2014 Edition should be on your short list if you want a premium, long-lasting ultrabook, but don't need a higher-than-HD display.


  • Dell XPS 15. With its long battery life, solid performance, gorgeous display and attractive design, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 (2014 Edition) is a strong choice for anyone looking for a highly portable 15-inch notebook. Though the Book 9's sleek aluminum chassis and high-res touch screen justify this machine's high, $1,499 price, we wish the laptop offered more graphics oomph or a faster CPU.


  • The ATIV Book 9 Edition is one of the only 15-inch Ultrabooks available right now, and it's a fine product indeed, with long battery life, a thin and light design and unmatched audio quality. It's expensive for what it is, though, particularly considering cheaper models offer superior screen quality and similar performance. 


  • The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus goes toe to toe with the best premium ultrabooks, then tops it off with a jaw-dropping high-resolution display.


  • In any case, the 940X3G has overall really earned a purchase recommendation, although potential buyers can choose among many, not less attractive alternatives. Another serious contender might be the soon to be released Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro that features an even better configuration for a similar price. Samsung should not rest on its laurels.


  • The ATIV Book 9 Plus keeps the slim and sleek chassis of its predecessor and adds a Retina-like display, long battery life and swift Haswell performance.


  • The 15.6-inch Samsung Ativ Book 6 is a mainstream notebook designed to address the needs of a broad user base. The build quality is high and the aluminum and fiber glass design is sturdy, sleek, and visually appealing. Too bad there wasn't enough room for Samsung to include an optical drive.


  • With a sexy aluminum design, 15-inch 1080p touch screen, quad-core processor and discrete graphics, the Samsung ATIV Book 6 is a very good premium Windows 8 laptop, but we wish the touchpad were more reliable.


  • There's a lot to like about the Samsung ATIV Book 6. The device may not offer an incredibly thin form factor, but it's built well and the cobalt blue casing provides a nice unique aesthetic that is all too hard to find in today's market. Best of all the Samsung ATIV Book 6 boasts incredible performance along with its sleek visuals.


  • The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite entry-level DTR laptop has a great looking design, but with mediocre performance, it's all sizzle, no steak.


  • Samsung’s latest budget spin on a Windows touch-screen, AMD-powered, ultrabook-esque laptop has some flair, but the corners it cuts aren't worth the money saved.


  • Samsung’s ATIV Book 9 Lite is an interesting, but failed, experiment. There are many things that we like about it; the keyboard is easy to love, the chassis is slim, and build quality is good for the price. If the Lite sold with a fourth-gen Intel Haswell processor, even a slow one, it’d be a serious contender in the budget Ultrabook market. Instead, the Lite is saddled with an AMD quad-core that provides netbook-grade performance, yet also can’t match the idle battery life provided by most Haswell competitors. This ruins the value of the Lite, not because the system is unusable (though it can, at times, feel very slow) but instead because there are so many faster, better alternatives.