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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. People really like the usability and screen. The design and portability also get good opinions, but many are negative 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: ( review summary for Samsung NP900X3C


alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 user reviews of Samsung NP900X3C from 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 Opinions about the design and usability are on the whole positive. The screen and portability also get good views.

performance, portability, screen, usability, design

96% of the reviews on 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

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Samsung NP900X3C


alaTest has collected and analyzed 178 user reviews of Samsung NP900X3C from 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 Reviews about the screen and design are on the whole positive. The usability and performance also get good comments, but there are some less positive views about the connectivity. Comments are divided on the keyboard.

portability, performance, usability, design, screen


79% of the reviews on 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)

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Felix Sold (

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 (

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

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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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 1024
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Rear camera: No


HD type:Full HD / HD+ / No


Discrete graphics adapter: No
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166 / 0xA16
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes


4G:No / Yes
4G standard:WiMAX
4G standards:WiMAX

Ports & interfaces

Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes


Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 12 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 17

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel TSX-NI: Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:64903 / 65707 / 65714 / 75459 / I5-3317U
Processor package size:31 / 40