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Samsung NP900X3A

alaTest has collected and analyzed 458 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the keyboard and performance are on the whole positive. The screen and design also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the value for money.

portability, design, screen, performance, keyboard

value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung NP900X3A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Samsung Series 9 Review (NP900)

 

The Samsung Series 9 2012 (aka NP900) is presented by Samsung as a laptop line that “pushes the envelope”, and the company has certainly up the ante by introducing a new design that is 20% thinner and more robust than the […]

I hope that this review gave you a good feel for how it is to use the Samsung Series 9 (2012) in the real world. If there is something else that you want to know, leave a comment below, and I will try to address it ASAP.

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Samsung Series 9 Review

 

Samsung has only been selling its laptops in North America for the last few years, and while those machines haven't been bad, they haven't been remarkable either. But with the Series 9, the company is putting forth a laptop that demands notice. From...

Apple-esque style on a PC; Sandy Bridge CPU with improved integrated graphics; good battery life

Design costs a premium; other ultraportables offer better performance

This raises the question of values. If a stylish, stand-out design is of paramount importance, the Series 9 brings it—more so than any other ultraportable PC around—while offering respectable features and performance. But better features and...

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Review Samsung 900X3A Subnotebook

 

Endurance with style. As slim as a MacBook, as fast as a workstat

Very stable in relation to its low weight; Long battery life; High application performance; Fast SSD memory; Perfectly suitable outdoor display; Good contrast; Wide horizontal viewing angles; Feedback strong keys; Illuminated keyboard; Large...

No VGA, HDMI only with adapter; No docking port; Long battery recharge time

Sandy Bridge subnotebook power isn't yet available from other manufacturers. Acer Travelmate 8372 and Aspire 3820, Dell Vostro V130, Samsung QX310 all have inferior displays; Sony Vaio S13 and Apple MacBook Air aren't as expensive; Sony Vaio...

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Samsung Series 9 (13-inch, mid-2012)

 

More Info Samsung unveils redesigned Series 9 laptops with 13- and 15-inch displays, starting at $1,399 Samsung Series 9 review (15-inch, mid-2012) Samsung refreshes Series 9, 5 and 3 laptops, unveils two new Series 5 systems Good things come in pairs,...

Beautiful, exceptionally thin design ; Best-in-class battery life ; Fast boot-up ; Bright, matte display

Trackpad could use more fine-tuning ; Pricey compared to similar Ultrabooks

With a smart design, fast boot-up and long battery life, the Series 9 is among the best Ultrabooks you can buy right now.

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Samsung Series 9

 

While the Series 9 is most ...

The 11.6-inch Samsung Series 9 has the same thin, stylish, sturdy design as the 13-inch version, along with a backlit keyboard

The 11.6-inch Series 9 is more expensive and has shorter battery life than the similar 11.6-inch MacBook Air

The smaller, 11.6-inch version of Samsung's excellent Series 9 laptop is thin and light, and has a few features the MacBook Air lacks, but it's more expensive and doesn't trump the competition where it counts.

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Samsung Series 9 NP900X3A (13-inch)

 

If every action has an equal and opposite reaction, then consider the Samsung Series 9 NP900X3A to be a direct response to Apple's MacBook Air . It's been a long time since we've seen two laptops so seemingly intertwined--in purpose, design,...

A thin, stylish design, long battery life, excellent screen, and a new second-generation Intel Core i5 CPU make the Samsung Series 9 NP900X3A one of the best ultrathin Windows laptops we've ever seen.

The Series 9's way-too-high sticker price makes the MacBook Air look downright affordable by comparison; the flexy case design doesn't feel as good as the MacBook Air's, either.

The $1,649 Samsung Series 9 NP900X3A certainly won't be for every wallet, but this light, well-featured, and striking 13-incher is the closest the Windows world will ever come to a MacBook Air. However, its higher-than-the-Air price will be hard to...

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Samsung Series 9

 

Sexy, sturdy, and pricey, the 13-inch Samsung Series 9 makes a statement and backs it up with plenty of power.

With its sleek and strong design, ultra-bright display, excellent keyboard and touchpad, and fast performance, the Samsung Series 9 is one of the most compelling premium ultraportables we've tested. However, $1,649 is a lot of money to spend on a...

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Samsung Series 9 (Microsoft)

 

The Series 9 boasts one of the brightest screens (at 400 nits), which is even brighter than the one on the Air 13-inch. Though 1,366-by-768 resolution doesn't scale as high as the Air's 1,440-by-900 display, the matte screen doesn't give off as much as...

Ruggedized, sleek aluminum design. Powerful Core i5 Sandy Bridge processor. 6 hours of battery life. Third USB port and Ethernet are features you don't get with the MacBook Air 13-inch. Backlit keyboard. Excellent typing experience. Anti-glare screen

Expensive. Ports are difficult to access

The Samsung Series 9 (Microsoft) is every bit as luxurious, thin, and well-equipped as the competition—and it'll cost you a pretty penny.

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Samsung Series 9 (NP900X3A-B01UB)

 

Spiffy chrome accents on the sides and start button highlight the Series 9 (NP900X3A-B01UB)'s magazine-slim case, made of an aluminum alloy called Duralumin that Samsung claims is twice as strong as plain aluminum. I couldn't detect much, if any,...

Elegantly slim design. Bright screen. Backlit keyboard. WiDi

Access to ports is awkward. Sealed battery

It's not technically an ultrabook, but the updated, 2.9-pound Samsung Series 9 (NP900X3A-B01UB) is a highly attractive ultraportable.

Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:Multi Card Reader / Single Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel / Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Intel ® HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 3000

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel ® / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM65 / Unknown
Processor:CORE I5 / Core™ i5
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-2467M / I5-2530UM / I5-2537M
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