Once again, I have been selected to be featured as a CNET Asia Tech Factor reviewer. The program is a 4 part review series where readers (or bloggers) are selected to review a new gadget (from hard drives to smartphones to notebooks) and share their experiences.
This time around, the product on showcase is the AMD powered, 13″ Windows 8 notebook – the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite.
When I last wrote my review for the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone, I was chosen to represent Malaysia, with other reviewers from Australia, Indonesia, India and Thailand. It was a weekly, 4 part review of posts from the unboxing and hardware overview, to the Z10 as a work phone, to using it for personal use with all its latest features, to their killer BBM and camera functions, and then closing it off with a video summary and interview of BlackBerry Z10 users in Malaysia.
For this new program for the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite, it’s once again a 4 part series of review posts which includes some cool pictures and videos, too. Instead of a reviewer from each country in Asia, they’re now pitting 2 reviewers against each other – coincidentally, both of us from Malaysia – me and Nicole Tan.
2 of the 4 part posts are now up on the CNET Asia Tech Factor – Samsung ATIV page:-
Early in September 2013, Samsung Malaysia Electronics announced the availability of the lightweight, Windows 8 powered Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite. “Ease of mobility”, “powerful multi-tasking”, “lightweight material in stylish design” – these were the words Samsung used to describe this mid-range, mass market consumer notebook.
When CNET Asia asked if I was interested to review the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite, I was happy to participate. Having seen the press images, read some good online reviews and heard some buzz about this device, I was so ready to geek out with a new toy!
Last week, I shared the unboxing and first impression of the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite. This week, let’s take a closer look at the build quality and Samsung’s claims of a stylish design for this thin and light notebook.
Hardware Overview and Build Quality
This AMD-powered notebook is marketed as an ultraportable laptop for the mid-range market. Good for the students and mobile professionals who need a light and functional machine for web browsing, Microsoft Office applications and occasional multimedia functions.
If you want to read Nicole’s posts and stay updated on the latest CNET Asia Tech Factor posts on the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite, check out http://asia.cnet.com/techfactor/samsung-ativ.htm
2 more review posts will be published on the site soon, which will include videos of the features and performance of the notebook (Post #3) and how the notebook fits into my lifestyle (Post #4).
For this CNET Asia Tech Factor – Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite program, bloggers with the most post views, comments and social media share counts will win some prizes. So, please help me – click to read on CNET Asia’s site, comment below the posts and share them with your friends!!!