The Performance of Samsung Book 9 is something of a mixed bag, though. Samsung is oddly coy about the processor used in the Book 9 Lite, referring to it only as a ‘quad-core processor'. Closer examination reveals this to be an AMD A6-1450 running at 1.4 GHz. The Samsung Book 9 Lite is also equipped with 4 GB of memory and most remarkably, an SSD that provides 128 GB of solid-state storage. The latter adds just enough of a performance boost to achieve a score of 2200 points when running the PCMark 7 benchtest, despite the slow CPU.
That's very much an entry-level performance figure, but the solid-state drive helps transform the Samsung Book 9 Lite into a laptop that feels quite snappy and responsive. It wakes from sleep with barely a pause to gather its thoughts, and responds smoothly to the touch-screen controls.