Read full Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite review
Best laptop for studentsKey features
- 13.3-inch, 1,366 x 768 pixel resolution display
- Comfortable backlit keyboard
- Decent 5-6 hour battery life
If you can't afford the Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus
, the Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite
is a great, far cheaper alternative. Available with a touchscreen (£599) or without (£499), the Book 9 Lite is as stylishly built as the 9 Plus and way better looker than most £500 laptops on the market.
The 13.3-inch ultrabook packs a 1,366 x 768 pixel resolution screen, quad-core 1GHz AMD A6 APU and 4GB of RAM. In general use it’s fairly nimble, but does struggle to handle gaming, and other more intensive tasks. In the battery department it manages around 5-6 hours, beating a host of £1,000-plus laptops we’ve tested. We'd recommend going for the non-touchscreen version to bag yourself a great £500 laptop.
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