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Samsung Series 9 NP900X4B

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. Reviewers really like the durability and design. The screen and performance are also appreciated. Views are divided on the touchpad, and the sound and image quality get less positive views.

portability, performance, screen, design, durability

usability, keyboard, reliability, image quality, sound

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 (notebookcheck.net)

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 (pcmag.com)

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 (theverge.com)

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 (cnet.com)

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: (techreviewsource.com)

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 (newegg.com)

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 (pcrush.com)

Great Laptop

 

This amaging laptop computer is highly recommended

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

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: (pcrush.com)

Great Laptop

 

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

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: datphd (pcrush.com)

Perfect!

 

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: (pcrush.com)

Perfect!

 

Bright display, Lightweight, Realistic color

Nov, 2012
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Product Specifications

Audio

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

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

Camera

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

Certificates

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

Design

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

Display

3D:N
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
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

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

Graphics

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

Keyboard

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

Memory

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

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
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
Display:LCD
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Type:PC

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

Power

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

Processor

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
Stepping:J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:100

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

Security

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

Software

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

Storage

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
Weight:3.51
Width:14 / 14.1
Width (imperial):14