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Samsung NP900X3C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 338 reviews of Samsung NP900X3C. 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. Reviews about the usability and screen are overall positive. The design and portability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung NP900X3C is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung NP900X3C

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 user reviews of Samsung NP900X3C from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the design and usability are overall positive. The screen and portability also get good feedback.

performance, portability, screen, usability, design

96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Series 9 NP900X3C 13.3 inch Ultrabook (Intel Core i5 3317UM 1.7GHz, 4Gb RAM, 128Gb SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 7 Samsung Series 9 NP900X3C 13.3 inch Ultrabook (Intel Core i5 3317UM 1.7GHz, 4Gb RAM, 128Gb SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 7

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung NP900X3C

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 178 user reviews of Samsung NP900X3C from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviews about the screen and design are overall positive. The usability and performance are also appreciated, whereas views are divided on the keyboard. Many are critical about the connectivity.

portability, performance, usability, design, screen

connectivity

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Series 9 NP900X3C-A01US 13.3-Inch Ultrabook (Ash Black)Samsung Series 9 NP900X3C-A01US 13.3-Inch Ultrabook (Ash Black)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Felix Sold (notebookcheck.net)

Review Update Samsung Series 9 900X3C-A04DE Subnotebook

 

Facelift. Under the name 900X3C-A04DE Samsung offers the well-kno

Design, workmanship and balance; High quality unibody case; New communications options; Maintenance without much effort; Good input devices and illumination; Impressive PLS-Display; Matte screen surface; Good application performance; Very good battery...

Limited expandability; Straightforward interface equipment; Card reader is hard to reach; No VGA or HDMI adapter included; Emissions while under stress

Premium devices with 13.3 inch screens. This includes the Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A with a FHD-display and the Apple MacBook Air 13 Mid 2012. Another alternative: Acer Aspire S5-391-73514G25akk with the same processor but an overall weaker panel. In the...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Charles P. Jefferies (NotebookReview.com)

Samsung Series 9 NP900X3C Review

 

This 13.3" Ultrabook is all business with its gorgeous anti-glare PLS display, 256GB SSD, Intel Core i7 processor and backlit keyboard.

Fantastic high-res display ; Excellent performance ; Good backlit keyboard ; 7.5 hours of battery life

Limited amount of ports ; Loud touchpad clicks ; Pricey

The Samsung Series 9 is the most well-rounded Ultrabook we’ve reviewed to date. It gets almost everything right – it even has decent speakers. The 1600×900 PLS display has fantastic picture quality with unlimited viewing angles and an anti-glare...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: (pcworld.idg.com.au)

New Series 9 (NP900X3C-A01AU) Ivy Bridge laptop

 

Samsung's Series 9 (NP900X3C-A01AU) is a stunning laptop that's superbly built, has an excellent screen and which feels good to use. It's the thinnest notebook on the market and among the lightest. Even so, it runs an Intel Ivy Bridge CPU that supplies...

Superb build quality Excellent screen Provides a great overall user experience

Touchpad sometimes "sticky" Only one USB 3.0 port

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Samsung NP900X3C-A01IN

 

The Samsung NP900X3C-A01IN ultrabook is a very sleek and stylish device with powerful features. This Samsung Ultrabook is just .5 inch thick and weighs just 1.1Kgs making it easy to carry around. It has a single shell aluminum body that gives the...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Vishal Mathur (digit.in)

Samsung Series 9 (NP-900X3C)

 

Samsung Series 9 (NP-900X3C)

Unbelievably well built ; Stunning form factor ; Slimness defies all common logic ; Very good system performance ; Excellent battery life ; Crisp & bright display

Costs a hell lot of money ; Heats up quite a bit

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Leo Boon Yeow (hardwarezone.com.sg)

Samsung Series 9 (2012) - The Next Wave

 

Samsung's Series 9 notebooks, have been competent but expensive counters to Apple's Macbook Air. But with the new wave of Ivy Bridge Ultrabooks in the market, will this year's Series 9 take the crown? We find out how this strong contender fares.

Good Build Quality; Extremely thin and light form factor; Bright and sharp matte screen; Large Clickpad

Shallow keyboard; Only 128GB SSD for storage; Only 2 USB ports (1 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0)

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Mike Wheeler (cybershack.com)

Samsung Series 9 Notebook (NP900X3C)

 

The past few months has seen the rise of the tablet PC, which has some pundits intimating that it might be at the expense of the laptop/netbook/notebook genre of PC. Then Samsung comes along and releases its latest Series 9 notebook, gviing you second...

Super portable, excellent speed, reasonable battery life

Speakers are a let down, slightly expensive

Overall, this is a nice number for many reasons – the look, the size, the weight and the oomph it gives when under pressure. We liked – a lot. My only other bugbear is the price. At just under $1600, it does seem a tad expensive, but we’re not too sure...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Tony Ibrahim (smarthouse.com.au)

Samsung Series 9 900X3C

 

Samsung's has managed to cram a lot of computer into the world's thinnest notebook: their Series 9 (900X3C).

Chiselled good looks; Incredibly functional form; World's lightest notebook

More expensive than Ultrabooks

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Anjo baba (newegg.com)

Love this laptop but

 

Four hardware problem in 2 device is a very hi percentage of hardware failure. but overall I love this laptop. Should I go to the exorcist before the Samsung service center? ;-)

Love this laptop for its design and portability but

I got 4 problems ; 1) when i got the np900x3C the keyboard failed in one key so I got replaced with the new one in the shop ; the second device (which I have now) have 3 problems ; 2) two dead or stuck pixel ( :-/ ) ; 3) the speakers make a noise:...

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Kellen (newegg.com)

Awesome Ultrabook

 

This computer is one of the most fun that I have had to play with yet! I was super stoked when I saw how little bloatware came with the computer. Normally I would have to do a complete wipe of the drive, but this time I just installed 2 programs and...

This is a great computer in almost every area. The idea of owning a computer like this is that you want something ultra-portable (like a netbook) but powerful like your average desktop or above standard laptop. It has all of that. The undervolted i5...

This can hardly even be considered a con, but you will not be able to really use this as a gaming computer for newer games. It's more of a point I felt like sharing, that if you want a computer for gaming, this really isn't it. I mean, it can handle...

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HDA / SoundAlive
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 3

Battery

Battery Capacity:3600 / 40 / 4000 / 44 / 48 / 5880 / 62
Battery capacity (Watt hours):40 / 44 / 48 / 62
Battery life (max):4 / 7 / 7.5 / 9
Battery performance:3600 / 4000 / 44 / 5880
Battery recharge time:3
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 4 / 6 / 8

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 1024
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam:No / Yes

Certificates

Certification:TCO 3.0 / TCO3.0
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
Wi-Fi certified: Yes
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Aluminium / Aluminium, Black / Black / Grey / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium / Aluminium, Plastic / Polycarbonate
Market positioning:Ultrabook
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:300 / 400
Display Diagonal:13 / 13.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080
Display response rise/fall:8
Full HD: No
HD type:Full HD / HD+ / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166 / 0xA16
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000 / Intel HD Graphics 4400

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:80 / 81
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Clickpad / Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:On-board / SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / Y
4G standard:WiMAX
4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 4.0 / 4.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:No / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
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, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, WIFI / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, BT
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,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HDA / SoundAlive
Battery Type:Li-Po
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):12.4 x 8.6 x 0.508
Display:LCD / LED
Ethernet interface type:Fast, Gigabit / Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Number of products included:1
Number of Speakers:2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC / AC/USB
Type:PC
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Interface adapters included:Samsung LAN port - Ethernet LAN (RJ-45)
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Ambient light sensor: Yes
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 connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
Mini VGA ports quantity:1
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:4
TV out:N / Y
TV out port:No / Yes
TV-out:N / Y
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

Power

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

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Chipset:Intel HM75 Express
Compatible processor series:Core i5 / Core i7
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17 / 18 / 19
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
L2 cache:0.5
L3 cache:3
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 12 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM75 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x4, 2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I5-3317M / I5-3317U / i5-3317UM / I5-3427U / i5-4200U / i7-3517M / I7-3517U
Processor boost frequency:1.9 / 2.6 / 2.8 / 3
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 3
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I5-3317M / I5-3317U / i5-3317UM / i5-4200U / i7-3517M / I7-3517U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Processor upgrade:1
Stepping:C0 / L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 17
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / 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:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology:No / 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 Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
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® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):No / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):No / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:65707 / 65714 / 75459
Processor code:SR0N6 / SR0N7 / SR0N8 / SR170
Processor package size:31 / 40
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:Centro assistenza Samsung\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010\nWildTangent Game Console\nWindows Live\nEasy File share\nCyberlink Youcam\nEasy Migration\nEasy Settings\nSoftware Launcher\nEasy Support Center\nFast Browsing / S Player\nS Gallery\nS Camera\nPowerDVD\nSettings\nSupport Center\nSW Update\nRecovery / Samsung ChatON, Family Story, All Share Play, S Gallery, S Player, Media/Music Hub, S/W \nUpdate, Recovery, Settings, Support Center / Samsung Support Center, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, \nWildTangent Game Console, Windows Live, Easy File Share, CyberLink YouCam, Easy Migration, Easy Settings, Software Launcher, Easy Support Center, Fast Browsing / Samsung Support Center\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010\nWildTangent Game Console\nWindows Live\nEasy File share\nCyberlink Youcam\nEasy Migration\nEasy Settings\nSoftware Launcher\nEasy Support Center\nFast Browsing
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro
Trial software:Norton Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:mSATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:mSATA
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 512

Technical Details

Number of Speakers:2

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.58 / 8.62 / 9
Depth (imperial):8.6
Height:0.472 / 0.5 / 0.50 / 0.508 / 0.52 / 1
Height (imperial):0.5
Weight:2 / 2.49 / 2.54 / 2.56
Width:12 / 12.3 / 12.4
Width (imperial):12.3