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Samsung Series 9 NP900X4B

Samsung Series 9 NP900X4B
alaScore 85

22 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Samsung Series 9 NP900X4B. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung Series 9 NP900X4B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Felix Sold (

Review Samsung Series 9 900X4B-A01DE Notebook


Premium slim case. Amidst Samsung's Series 9 refresh, there is no

High-end aluminum unibody; Chassis' workmanship and feel; Up-to-date connectivity; Components' easy maintenance; Pleasant input devices; Screen's matte surface and HD+; Good multimedia performance; Samsung's fast mSATA SSD; Emissions in idle; Available...

Slim scope of delivery; Keyboard light fairly weak; Weak screen measuring data; No Turbo Boost 2.0 on battery or stress test; Load noise and temperature; Poor stereo speakers

That the cooling system has not been modified much. We would have appreciated a more quiet and efficient solution. Perhaps the Ivy Bridge update will supply new findings.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Eric Grevstad (

Samsung Series 9 15-inch (NP900X4B-A02US)


Samsung gets a jump on Apple's anticipated 15-inch MacBook Air with the super-slim and -sexy Samsung Series 9 15-inch (NP900X4B-A02US).

Incredibly thin and light for a 15-inch laptop. Bright, hi-res display. WiDi.

Expensive. Shallow keyboard. Slippery touchpad. Only 57GB of 128GB SSD available at startup. VGA and HDMI dongles not included.

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Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Sean Hollister (

Samsung Series 9 review (15-inch, early 2012)


One year ago, Samsung released the Series 9 laptop, and at the time, we'd never seen a more premium Windows machine. It was thin, light, visually striking, and choice components filled the svelte...

Strong, sexy design ; Solid battery life ; Cool and quiet ; Matte screen

Shallow keyboard ; Muted colors and iffy viewing angles ; Weak hinge ; Terrible speakers

The Samsung Series 9 is a status symbol, rather than a comfortable user experience

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Scott Stein (

Samsung Series 9 NP900X4B-A02 (15-inch) review:


Are larger-scale ultrabooks the laptop version of "Dead man walking"? Well, it's a disconnect if you like ultrabooks for what they were originally promised to have: small-scale portability. Taking the thin splendor of a brilliantly executed 13-incher...

Beautiful, sleek design and a razor-thin all-metal body make the 15-inch Samsung Series 9 the most stunning and portable larger-screen laptop we've seen; the keyboard and big, bright screen are great, too.

A lack of higher-end features, such as an optical drive, and the dongle-requiring Ethernet and HDMI ports mean that this larger Series 9 isn't all that much different under the hood from its tinier 13-inch sibling. Also, it only has 128GB of SSD...

The latest Samsung Series 9 goes extra-big, and the gamble pays off with the most portable and comfortable 15-incher you're likely to find. However, its high price and lack of higher-end features don't make it the best value.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: (

Samsung Series 9 (2012; NP900X4B)


Ultrabooks are definitely not anything new. However, Samsung hopes to do better than the rest with their updated 2012 model of the Series 9 laptop, which comes in either 13.3- or 15-inch models. We reviewed the 15-inch one and were amazed by its...

Consumer review by: N/A (

Wish it performed as-designed


If it performed as-designed, I would recommend it.

Light, thin, portable

The keyboard backlight on my device does not function correctly, I believe the ambient light sensor is not functioning. Sometimes the backlight is on in full light and other times not. I can use it in bed at night with no ambient light and the...

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Series9Maniac (

Great Laptop


This amaging laptop computer is highly recommended

Bright display, Built-In Speakers, Durable, Inexpensive, Lightweight, Realistic color

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: (

Great Laptop


Bright display, Built-In Speakers, Durable, Inexpensive, Lightweight, Realistic color

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: datphd (



The best lightweight computer. The screen size is perfect and the quality of the picture is outstanding. It is quiet and is the nicest looking computer on the market. I would highly recommend this to others.

Bright display, Lightweight, Realistic color

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: (



Bright display, Lightweight, Realistic color

Nov, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD / HDA
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2


Battery Capacity:6200
Battery life (max):10
Battery performance:6200
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:8


Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Rear camera:N


Certification:TCO 3.0
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes


Color of product:Aluminium / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Ultrabook
Product type:Ultrabook


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:340
Display Diagonal:15
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
HD type:HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:40 / 62


Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000


Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard number of keys:86
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


3G: No
4G standard:WiMAX
4G WiMAX: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, BT
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HDA
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
ExpressCard slot: No
Headphone outputs:1
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:40 / 62


Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):16 / 17
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I5-2467M / I7-2637M
Processor boost frequency:2.3 / 2.8
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-2xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.7
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I5-2467M / I7-2637M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:54618 / 56858
Processor code:SR0D6
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot: No
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS, HDD
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes


Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.29 / 9.3 / 9.33
Depth (imperial):9.3
Height:0.579 / 0.58 / 0.587
Height (imperial):0.58
Width:14 / 14.1
Width (imperial):14