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Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite

Originally reviewed by 20 September 2013

Best Cheap Laptop for Battery Life

Key features:
  • Stylish design and solid build
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Decent battery life
We loved the more expensive Samsung Ative Book 9 Plus, but the Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite is a great much cheaper alternative. Available with a touchscreen (£599) or without (£499), the Book 9 Lite is as stylishly built as the 9 Plus and a far better looker than most £500 laptops on the market.

The 13.3-inch ultrabook packs a 1,366 x 768 resolution, quad-core 1GHz AMD A6 APU and 4GB of RAM. In general use it’s very nimble, but does struggle to handle gaming. In the battery department it manages around 5-6 hours beating a host of £1,000-plus laptops we’ve tested.

We'd opt going for the non-touchscreen one to bag yourself a great £500 laptop.

Price
: £599

Our Score

9/10
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