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Samsung NP900X3A

alaTest has collected and analyzed 432 reviews of Samsung NP900X3A. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and usability. The design and portability also get good feedback, but reviews about the connectivity and price are mixed.

performance, portability, design, usability, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung NP900X3A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung NP900X3A

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 user reviews of Samsung NP900X3A from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and screen. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the usability. Many are less positive about the touchpad and durability.

portability, performance, design, screen, size

price, durability, touchpad

78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung 900X3A 13.3" Laptop (Intel Core i5 Processor 2530UM, 4GB RAM,128 GB (SSD), ,802.11 b/g/n, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit)Samsung 900X3A 13.3" Laptop (Intel Core i5 Processor 2530UM, 4GB RAM,128 GB (SSD), ,802.11 b/g/n, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit)

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung NP900X3A

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Samsung NP900X3A from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the price and usability. The design and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative views about the energy efficiency. There are some mixed comments about the durability.

performance, portability, design, usability, price

energy

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Hubert Nguyen (ubergizmo.com)

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.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Katherine Stevenson (maximumpc.com)

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...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

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...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Sean Hollister (theverge.com)

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

 

Samsung's Series 9 laptops have a lot to prove. Since the day Samsung showed the first one off at CES last year, they've consistently been priced higher than the equivalent MacBook Air, and that...

Strong, stunning design ; Excellent matte screen ; Half an inch thick

Runs uncomfortably hot ; Stiff keyboard ; No upgrades

Samsung nearly nails the gold... but will take bronze home

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

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

 

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

Beautiful, exceptionally thin designBest-in-class battery lifeFast boot-upBright, matte display

Trackpad could use more fine-tuningPricey compared to similar Ultrabooks

In recent weeks, we've been receiving an uptick in emails from readers, asking for help in choosing an Ultrabook (not the most affordable Ultrabook, but the best -- our fans do tend to be spec-obsessed, after all). While we can't outright make a...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (engadget.com)

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.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (engadget.com)

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

 

More Info Samsung Series 9 (NP900X3A) laptop review Samsung unveils redesigned Series 9 laptops with 13- and 15-inch displays,

Remarkably thin and light for its size ; Long battery life, fast performance ; Bright, matte display

Shallow keyboard, so-so trackpad ; Narrow viewing angles ; Unimpressive audio for the money

The Series 9 dazzles with its performance and striking design, but a machine this pricey deserves a comfier keyboard and even nicer display.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Eric Grevstad (pcmag.com)

Samsung Series 9 (NP900X3A-B01UB)

 

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

Elegantly slim design. Bright screen. Backlit keyboard. WiDi.

Access to ports is awkward. Sealed battery.

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Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: Samsung Series 9

 

Samsung's Series 9 laptop has the looks to compete with other ultrabooks on the market, but its premium price doesn't match its sub-par performance.

An all-around capable ultrabook, with thoughtful features and a quality design. Dazzlingly bright screen. Average battery life (about 4.5 hours)

Much too expensive. Surprisingly lackluster performance, particularly at graphical tasks. SOL if you need a full SD card reader. Bummer clickpad problems

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Samsung Series 9 (Microsoft)

 

The Samsung Series 9 (Microsoft) is every bit as luxurious, thin, and well-equipped as the Apple MacBook Air 13-inch—and it'll cost you just as much.

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.

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May, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HD Audio, SRS 3D / HD, SRS 3D / HDA / SoundAlive / SRS / SRS 3D / SRS Premium Sound
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2 / 3
Speaker Power:1.5 / 3

Battery

Battery Capacity:46 / 46.6 / 6300
Battery capacity (Watt hours):46 / 46.6
Battery life (max):5.5 / 6.5 / 7
Battery performance:6300
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Certification:TCO / TCO 3.0
Energy Star certified:No / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Aluminium / Black / Blue / Gold / Silver / Tungsten
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium / Aluminium, Plastic / Metal / Plastic
Market positioning:Ultrabook
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:400
Display Diagonal:13 / 13.3
Display number of colors:16.0 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD: No
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Y

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40 / 46
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / 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 / 900 / 950
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:N / Y / Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:81 / 82 / 87
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Pointing Stick / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1 / 2

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / Y
4G standard:WiMAX
4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+EDR / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Data network:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, BT / Gigabit Ethetnet, WLAN / Gigabit LAN, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
SIM card support: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):450
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:0 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): No
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HD Audio, SRS 3D / HD, SRS 3D / HDA / SoundAlive / SRS / SRS 3D / SRS Premium Sound
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):12.9 x 8.94 x 0.642
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
External display:N
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel
GSM module: No
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
Number of Speakers:2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V / 100 - 240V AC / 100-240 V / 110 - 240 V
Power supply type:AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Weight:2.87 / 2.89
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / Wi-Fi / Wireless LAN / Wireless LAN, Bluetooth

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bag included: No
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Ambient light sensor: No
Electronic compass: No
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
TV tuner integrated:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1
Wireless communication manufacturer:Intel / Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40 / 46
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14 / 15 / 16 / 17
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
L2 cache:3
L3 cache:3
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:i5-2457M / I5-2467M / I5-2537M / i5-2557M / i7-2617M / I7-2637M
Processor boost frequency:2.3 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 2.8
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Core i7-2xxx
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.5 / 1.6 / 1.7
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:i5-2457M / I5-2467M / I5-2537M / i5-2557M / i7-2617M / I7-2637M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 5
System bus rate:2.5 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:100 / 100 C

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 / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
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:No / 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 / 2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
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 / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:54616 / 54618 / 54619 / 54620 / 56858
Processor code:SR03T / SR03W / SR0D6
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:- Samsung Update Plus\n- Easy Display Manager\n- Easy Battery Manager\n- Easy Network Manager\n- Easy SpeedUp Manager\n- Adobe Acrobat Reader\n- Samsung Support Center / 19.1 x 2.36 x 9.45 / 5.0 + EMUI 3.1 / Samsung AllShare \nSamsung Easy File Transfer \nSamsung Easy Settings / Samsung Recovery Solution / Samsung Recovery Solution\nSamsung Update Plus\nEasy Display Manger\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nSamsung Support Center / Samsung Update Plus, Easy Display Manager, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Easy Partition Manager, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, Samsung Support Center / Samsung Update Plus, Easy Display Manger, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Samsung Support Center / Samsung Update Plus\nEasy Display Manager\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nSamsung Support Center / Samsung Update Plus\nEasy Display Manger\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nSamsung Support Center
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional
Pre-installed software:Norton Internet Security, Samsung Recovery Solution, Samsung Update Plus, Easy Display Manger, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Samsung Support Center
Trial software:Norton Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD
Hard Drive Capacity:128
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:Micro Serial ATA, Serial ATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Solid-state drive interfaces:Micro Serial ATA, SATA / SATA / Serial ATA II
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Power supply type:AC/DC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13 / 8.9 / 8.94 / 89.4 / 9
Depth (imperial):8.9
Height:0.63 / 0.642 / 0.65 / 1 / 8.94
Height (front):0.268 / 0.591 / 0.618 / 0.62 / 0.626 / 1
Height (front) (imperial):0.62
Height (imperial):0.64
Height (rear):0.63 / 0.64 / 0.642 / 0.646 / 1
Height (rear) (imperial):0.64
Weight:2 / 2.87 / 2.89 / 2.98 / 3.09
Width:12.9 / 13
Width (imperial):12.8 / 12.9