Samsung Ultrabook ATIV Book 9 Lite NP905S3G Quad Core 128GBSSD 4GB RAM 13.3" Windows 8 £359 @ Tesco
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Samsung Ultrabook ATIV Book 9 Lite NP905S3G Quad Core 128GBSSD 4GB RAM 13.3" Windows 8 £359 @ Tesco

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Found 22nd Mar 2014
********************Use code TDX-KH4C for price to be £359.00*******************

Not the best spec but a pretty cool ultrabook. Thin, Light and quite impressivley 128GB SSD Hard drive. These laptops are quite expensive everywhere else.

Cheapest I saw it at a reputable merchant was laptop direct for £484 or from John Lewis for £499.00

Screen size - 13.3 in - 1366 x 768
Processor - AMD A6 1.4 GHz Quad Core
RAM - 4 GB
Hard Drive - 128 GB SSD
Operating System - Windows 8 (64-Bit)
Optical Drive - None
Graphics - Integrated
NP905S3G-K02UK (i think)

8.7/10 Revoo Review avg c.mark.reevoo.com/g/E…voo

32 Comments

I'm surprised this isn't hotter...

happymanuk

I'm surprised this isn't hotter...


This is why:

Processor - AMD A6 1.4 GHz Quad Core

Heat from me!
Edited by: "MitchellT" 22nd Mar 2014

"But why should you even care who makes the CPU? Because the performance here is absolutely dismal, that's why. Not only does the Book 9 Lite trail its competitors in benchmarks, but it's also sluggish in day-to-day use. Many times, we noticed a kind of ghosting effect as we dragged around windows and opened new files and applications. Other times, programs became unresponsive. The bottom line: It's a little too easy to overwhelm this machine."

engadget.com/201…ew/

The form factor and SSD would normally make this laptop at this price very tempting, but it seems the CPU is quite bad
Edited by: "AST3R" 22nd Mar 2014

Original Poster

I'd agree the CPU is a compromise for SSD,stylish looks/thin and reliable brand.
but looking at benchmarks for the CPU, it compares equally to older i3's so much better than these Pentium and Celeron or nvidia Tegra, outdated gibberish cpu merchants are selling these days for a similar price in a fat chunky lesser brand e.g. acer or Compaq.

if like most you just wanna write documents, browse the web and use the some other softwares, I'd say this is pretty excellent.

This has a touchscreen as well. The CPU isn't that great on this and the build quality is just ok. Weirdly I bought one of these yesterday off a customer for £190.


See comment below, apparently this doesn't have a touchscreen. I was basing that on the one I had bought yesterday.



Edited by: "fishmaster" 22nd Mar 2014

fishmaster

This has a touchscreen as well.



Nope this is the none touch version unfortunately as the touch white version is still £599 at tesco.

Gunner4Life

Nope this is the none touch version unfortunately as the touch white … Nope this is the none touch version unfortunately as the touch white version is still £599 at tesco.



Ah ok didn't realise that, the one I bought yesterday has a touchscreen and is about a month old, it says the purchase date in the BIOS. The BIOS is pretty cool, looks like Windows 8 tiles.

Would make a good linux machine

Less overheads and less bloat

COCO

fishmaster

Ah ok didn't realise that, the one I bought yesterday has a touchscreen … Ah ok didn't realise that, the one I bought yesterday has a touchscreen and is about a month old, it says the purchase date in the BIOS. The BIOS is pretty cool, looks like Windows 8 tiles.



They sold it pretty cheap must of needed the money or it was just to painfully slow that they wanted rid I've been considering this all day but I am terrible with decisions and couldn't choose between this or a Asus t100 and that is with them going to cost me £320 ish and £265 ish. Pfft decisions decisions as I don't think either of them are any or going to be much better than a almost 7 year old machine that still does the basics great.

I am also scared that windows 8 will be a pain without touch!

I_SHOULD_COCO

Would make a good linux machineLess overheads and less bloatCOCO



woopy doo!

AstronautSloth

looking at benchmarks for the CPU, it compares equally to older i3's so … looking at benchmarks for the CPU, it compares equally to older i3's so much better than these Pentium and Celeron ... if like most you just wanna write documents, browse the web and use the some other softwares, I'd say this is pretty excellent.


If you look closely at the benchmarks you’ll see that it only looks okay if running software that takes advantage of all 4 cores. So for the usage you outlined which typically uses one or two cores this is a low end CPU; roughly equivalent to a 2 generation old Intel running at ~1.1–1.2GHz.
For the price it’s hard to complain though.

Price says £399 on the website not £359

I_SHOULD_COCO

Would make a good linux machine. Less overheads and less bloat.


And much less useful for many due to lack of software.
Edited by: "Agharta" 22nd Mar 2014

Ian2k

Price says £399 on the website not £359



********************Use code TDX-KH4C for price to be £359.00*******************

linuxlinks

You mean different software, Linux has a huge range of software.


No I mean much less useful as in my case for audio work (DAW, DJ etc) it can't compete with the major platforms.

Edited by: "Agharta" 22nd Mar 2014

It just isn't worth the money.

Stick a small SSD in and label it Samsung... £350+

It's an awful lot of money for not much machine.

Gunner4Life

They sold it pretty cheap must of needed the money or it was just to … They sold it pretty cheap must of needed the money or it was just to painfully slow that they wanted rid I've been considering this all day but I am terrible with decisions and couldn't choose between this or a Asus t100 and that is with them going to cost me £320 ish and £265 ish. Pfft decisions decisions as I don't think either of them are any or going to be much better than a almost 7 year old machine that still does the basics great.I am also scared that windows 8 will be a pain without touch!



Windows 8.1 works perfectly fine on laptops, as you can easily use gestures on the touchpad. Also Update 1 on April 8th will add appease mouse/keyboard users. Arguably Windows 8.1 Update 1 should have been the initial release. However Windows 8.1 Update 1 I suppose could be thought of as Vista with Service Pack 2, it finally works, but a better OS will be released soon after, which would be the next version of Windows codenamed Threshold, which you could assume would be called Windows 9.

Here's the new features of Update 1 >

zdnet.com/a-c…11/

You could argue that the complexity of Windows 8 has increased. There's now 3 ways to shut down the system > Right click on Start Menu icon, click on the power icon on the Start Menu, use the Charms Menu / Settings to shut down the system.


Edited by: "fishmaster" 22nd Mar 2014

Gunner4Life

They sold it pretty cheap must of needed the money or it was just to … They sold it pretty cheap must of needed the money or it was just to painfully slow that they wanted rid I've been considering this all day but I am terrible with decisions and couldn't choose between this or a Asus t100 and that is with them going to cost me £320 ish and £265 ish. Pfft decisions decisions as I don't think either of them are any or going to be much better than a almost 7 year old machine that still does the basics great.I am also scared that windows 8 will be a pain without touch!



Possibly I don't know the history, I take photo ID of everything we buy. I bought a core i3 Dell 15R today for £10, it boots to Windows but shuts down. Possible mobo fault or just overheating, anyway the customer took to PC World and they said it needed a new motherboard so I'm thinking the heatsink just needs a clean then. We'll see, or I'll try a reflow on the CPU Socket/Chipset. If it doesn't work it's no loss. Got plenty of parts that can be used and the Windows 7 COA,

I bought this for my mum last month. It is absolutely fine for general web use and it's ready to use in less than 10 seconds from a cold start. No complaints at all and it wasn't as cheap as this!

Doesn't 'Ultrabook' just relate to Intel sub-notebooks?

fishmaster

Possibly I don't know the history, I take photo ID of everything we buy. … Possibly I don't know the history, I take photo ID of everything we buy. I bought a core i3 Dell 15R today for £10, it boots to Windows but shuts down. Possible mobo fault or just overheating, anyway the customer took to PC World and they said it needed a new motherboard so I'm thinking the heatsink just needs a clean then. We'll see, or I'll try a reflow on the CPU Socket/Chipset. If it doesn't work it's no loss. Got plenty of parts that can be used and the Windows 7 COA,



Sounds like you got a bargain on both (£190 for a machine that cost them more than likely £500-£599 and selling after a month for a £300+ loss is frankly mad even though many people still do it :))

Thanks for the information on windows (even though i would use a mouse over trackpad when ever possible) I was also under the assumption that window 7 OEM keys can't be moved (Microsoft may let you move it to same model motherboard where I hear windows 8 keys can be moved with a call to Microsoft just like full versions or course you may be a registered Microsoft OEM installer thingy :))

piginabox

Doesn't 'Ultrabook' just relate to Intel sub-notebooks?


It's Intel only and there are parameters that must be met but sub-notebook is too vague to cover it.

Gunner4Life

Sounds like you got a bargain on both (£190 for a machine that cost them … Sounds like you got a bargain on both (£190 for a machine that cost them more than likely £500-£599 and selling after a month for a £300+ loss is frankly mad even though many people still do it :))Thanks for the information on windows (even though i would use a mouse over trackpad when ever possible) I was also under the assumption that window 7 OEM keys can't be moved (Microsoft may let you move it to same model motherboard where I hear windows 8 keys can be moved with a call to Microsoft just like full versions or course you may be a registered Microsoft OEM installer thingy :))



Windows 8 keys on laptops are embedded in the MSDM table in the BIOS, you definitely can't move those. I haven't seen any desktops where the key is embedded but it's possible they could exist.

When I reinstall Windows 8.1 I use a GPT formatted USB image and I use a generic key to install, then I use either WPKey 1.4.7d or RW Everything to read the correct licence key from the BIOS. You'll notice that WPKey has a MSDM table option to tick if the key is embedded in the motherboard BIOS. In RWEverything you have to go to ACPI tab then to MSDM table to read the licence. What this means is that the licence key is locked to the hardware so it's not possible to move it to other hardware.

Windows XP, Vista, 7 are easy to move to other hardware, Windows 8 is where the game changed.

These are the keys for installation, these aren't illegal, you CAN'T activate Windows 8 using them, they're only for getting the installation to install.

forums.mydigitallife.info/thr…eys

I'll gladly remove that link if anyone has an objection.

Edited by: "fishmaster" 23rd Mar 2014

I_SHOULD_COCO

Would make a good linux machineLess overheads and less bloatCOCO



linkedin.com/gro…748

fishmaster

Windows 8 keys on laptops are embedded in the MSDM table in the BIOS, you … Windows 8 keys on laptops are embedded in the MSDM table in the BIOS, you definitely can't move those. I haven't seen any desktops where the key is embedded but it's possible they could exist.When I reinstall Windows 8.1 I use a GPT formatted USB image and I use a generic key to install, then I use either WPKey 1.4.7d or RW Everything to read the correct licence key from the BIOS. You'll notice that WPKey has a MSDM table option to tick if the key is embedded in the motherboard BIOS. In RWEverything you have to go to ACPI tab then to MSDM table to read the licence. What this means is that the licence key is locked to the hardware so it's not possible to move it to other hardware. Windows XP, Vista, 7 are easy to move to other hardware, Windows 8 is where the game changed.These are the keys for installation, these aren't illegal, you CAN'T activate Windows 8 using them, they're only for getting the installation to install. http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/47480-windows-8-1-generic-keysI'll gladly remove that link if anyone has an objection.



I'm confused but I have nothing to move I don't fancy filling up precious me I just was under the impression that you can move windows 8 OEM if you buy it on disc but with the Windows 7 OEM disc it will lock the key to the hardware.With microsoft having to be phoned to get new key if motherboard was to be replaced but with windows 8. I was under the impression you can move it to a new PC once you get a new key from microsoft. Guess a few places online were incorrect or it's different for OEM disc versions. However I am not referring to taking a key off a manufactures laptop or desktop as that must be different and I never checked for ways around it. I was simply trying to look for a way to upgrade now and then hopefully move it over in the future) I did of course see plenty of dell branded OEM discs with keys for sale for windows 7 but I was always put off due to mixed reviews about questionable license keys being recognized months down the line as non genuine keys.

Anyway thanks for your help and I am sure your be able to make a good few quid on your newly acquired touch laptop

Gunner4Life

I'm confused but I have nothing to move I don't fancy filling up … I'm confused but I have nothing to move I don't fancy filling up precious me I just was under the impression that you can move windows 8 OEM if you buy it on disc but with the Windows 7 OEM disc it will lock the key to the hardware.With microsoft having to be phoned to get new key if motherboard was to be replaced but with windows 8. I was under the impression you can move it to a new PC once you get a new key from microsoft. Guess a few places online were incorrect or it's different for OEM disc versions. However I am not referring to taking a key off a manufactures laptop or desktop as that must be different and I never checked for ways around it. I was simply trying to look for a way to upgrade now and then hopefully move it over in the future) I did of course see plenty of dell branded OEM discs with keys for sale for windows 7 but I was always put off due to mixed reviews about questionable license keys being recognized months down the line as non genuine keys.Anyway thanks for your help and I am sure your be able to make a good few quid on your newly acquired touch laptop



Windows 7 keys can be moved, you just phone the automated line and answer option 1 to everything if the key doesn't activate. A little known fact is that Windows 7 keys will activate 10 times just like Vista. If you run of out activations then you phone the automated line as above.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 23rd Mar 2014

fishmaster

Windows 7 keys can be moved, you just phone the automated line and answer … Windows 7 keys can be moved, you just phone the automated line and answer option 1 to everything if the key doesn't activate. A little known fact is that Windows 7 keys will activate 10 times just like Vista. If you run of out activations then you phone the automated line as above.



Is that just full versions or OEM as well ?

Thanks

Gunner4Life

Is that just full versions or OEM as well ?Thanks



Any version, as long as you're not trying to swindle Microsoft then you're ok in my book. One licence per machine, I've never had any issues with transferring a licence and I've done literally and I do mean literally 1000's of machines.

ah man if this was the white one I would have taken it in a heartbeat for the wife! Any deals on the white one?

EDIT
Just had a look, currys are doing it for £399. Any discount codes for currys?

Edited by: "skaif" 23rd Mar 2014

Original Poster

skaif

ah man if this was the white one I would have taken it in a heartbeat for … ah man if this was the white one I would have taken it in a heartbeat for the wife! Any deals on the white one?EDITJust had a look, currys are doing it for £399. Any discount codes for currys?



O2 priority £10 off £100 spend in store. Happy to give you mine if you don't have o2

Original Poster

skaif

ah man if this was the white one I would have taken it in a heartbeat for … ah man if this was the white one I would have taken it in a heartbeat for the wife! Any deals on the white one?EDITJust had a look, currys are doing it for £399. Any discount codes for currys?


plus you'll get Cashback even if you reserve it in store £3-5 quid atleast
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