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Samsung NP900X3B

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews of Samsung NP900X3B. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, 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 performance also get good feedback. The connectivity and touchpad get negative comments.

portability, performance, design, usability, screen

price, touchpad, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung NP900X3B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung NP900X3B

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Samsung NP900X3B from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and design. The durability and performance also get good comments, but some have doubts about the price and screen.

portability, performance, durability, design, usability

screen, price

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Series 9 NP900X3B 13.3 inch Ultrabook (Intel Core i5 2467M 1.6GHz, 4Gb RAM, 128Gb SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit)Samsung Series 9 NP900X3B 13.3 inch Ultrabook (Intel Core i5 2467M 1.6GHz, 4Gb RAM, 128Gb SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Samsung 900X3B-A01 (Series 9) Laptop Review

 

A Timeless Design. We didn't think Samsung could do it, but they

Extremely light and thin, yet stable; High-class unibody duralumin build quality; Very low fan noise; Fast mSATA SSD performance; Very bright matte PLS display with extra-wide viewing angles; Excellent outdoor usability; Easy access to motherboard...

Limited expandability; Average battery life compared to competition; No docking port or 3G/WWAN; Potentially high load temperatures; Tight port placement; Difficult-to-reach card reader; No included mini-HDMI or mini-VGA adapters; Soon to be outdated...

The 900X3B is even slimmer than its older brother, yet feels just as durable and with a slight CPU upgrade. The impressive display is leaps and bounds ahead of the first generation Series 9.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: John Ratsey (NotebookReview.com)

Samsung Series 9 NP900X3B Review: An Ultrabook With A Great Display

 

The Series 9 NP900X3B is Samsung's top of the range offering in the 13-inch ultrabook category. How does this premium, thin-and-light laptop stack up against other ultrabooks?

Excellent PLS (Samsung?s equivalent of IPS) display ; Amazingly thin and light ; Robust and stylish ; Quiet

Moderate battery capacity ; Only two USB ports and special adapters ; Limited potential for hardware upgrades ; Expensive

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Samsung Series 9 900X3B review

 

Samsung Series 9 900X3B is now the world's thinnest laptop

Super thin ; Super stylish ; Super screen

Poor battery ; Fiddly track pad ; Weak graphics

Recommended!

Expert review by: Ardjuna Seghers (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Series 9 900X3B

 

Thin, light, beautiful and feature-packed; this is simply the best 13in notebook we've ever reviewed.

Best screen we’ve ever seen on a portable laptop ; Thinnest and lightest 13in laptop in the world ; Gorgeous design ; Good connectivity and audio ; Great backlit keyboard

Average battery life ; Average performance

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Series 9 (900X3B) review

 

The best Windows Ultrabook there is, and an Ultimate award winner

Graphics performance is provided by the processor, which saves battery but doesn't provide much 3D power. Whether you watch 720p video on the laptop or 1080p content on an external display, it will have no trouble decoding it, but you'll struggle to...

Consumer review by: Dbus (circuitcity.com)

Awesome Machine

 

Has no problems running Linux Mint 14. I can get about 5-6 hours of battery life with the lowest screen brightness and moderate web browsing. I'm also not experiencing any of the wifi issues that others are complaining about. They only gripe I have is...

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: ren (circuitcity.com)

Sexy Styling, WIFI terrible Overall moderate

 

OK I got sucked in by the looks. LOVE the styling, and the backlit keyboard. Also very rugged. CONS only TWO USB ports and an almost non functional WIFI. This laptop DOES have its limitations, and if you dont need more than 2 USB's and WIFI then it is...

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: D9 (circuitcity.com)

Stable Product

 

Passed tactical vibration test for 9 Hours on bumpy Amtrak ride without failing. The only con was the screen lid keeps vibrating and needs adjusting. Also it is missing the Intel anti-theft subsystems.

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Apr 17 (circuitcity.com)

good stuff

 

This is the kind of product that you can take one look at, use once, and know to be a quality-built machine.17 sec to desktop. rigid construction. everything works well.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: DMan (circuitcity.com)

Phenomenal product

 

Yeah, it's pricey, but for me (and for many others, I suspect) it really is that good and well worth it. I don't think there's much for me to say here to change your mind; you're either someone who's going to love it, and you probably already know...

Apr, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HDA / SoundAlive
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5

Battery

Battery Capacity:40
Battery capacity (Watt hours):40
Battery life (max):7
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

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

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:400
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
Display surface:Matt
HD type:HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

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

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
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 language:English
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:80 / 81
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

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

Networking

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

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HDA / SoundAlive
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
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

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 outputs:1
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

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

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):16
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I5-2467M
Processor boost frequency:2.3
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i5-2xxx
Processor frequency:1.6
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:I5-2467M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-2400 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
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
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® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:56858
Processor code:SR0D6
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No

Software

Bundled software:Samsung Recovery Solution
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:Norton Internet Security

Storage

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.58 / 8.94
Depth (imperial):8.9
Height:0.508
Height (front):0.626
Height (front) (imperial):0.62
Height (rear):0.642
Height (rear) (imperial):0.64
Weight:2.56
Width:12.4 / 13
Width (imperial):12.9