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Samsung NP900X3E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 133 reviews of Samsung NP900X3E. 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. Reviews about the usability and design are on the whole positive. The screen and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the connectivity, and some have doubts about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung NP900X3E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung NP900X3E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Samsung NP900X3E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the screen and design are generally positive. The reliability and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the usability. There are some negative views about the image quality and durability.

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71% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung 900X3E 13.3-inch Laptop (Black) - (Intel Core i7 3517U 1.9GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 256GB SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, WindoSamsung 900X3E 13.3-inch Laptop (Black) - (Intel Core i7 3517U 1.9GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 256GB SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windo

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung NP900X3E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 user reviews of Samsung NP900X3E from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the usability and design. The screen and performance also get good feedback, but reviews are divided on the price.

portability, performance, screen, design, usability

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

This summary is based on the products: Samsung ATIV Book 9 NP900X3E-K01US 13.3-Inch Full HD Premium Ultrabook (Mineral Ash Black)Samsung ATIV Book 9 NP900X3E-K01US 13.3-Inch Full HD Premium Ultrabook (Mineral Ash Black)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung 900X3A Subnotebook

 

Endurance with style. As slim as a MacBook, as fast as a workstation and as portable as a netbook – series 9 reaches for the superlatives and is surprisingly successful in doing so. Why a "very good" is justified even without a VGA port can be read in...

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, To stay stylish, more ports don't have to be installed into the chassis. A native docking that make plugging and unplugging superfluous could make such a subnotebook perfect

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

Samsung Series 9 (NP-900X3C) Review

 

The Samsung Series 9 is one of the most amazing laptops that we have tested recently. It has everything to be called an ultrabook, yet it has been branded as a notebook by Samsung. Nevertheless, the blazing performance, the ultra slim form factor and...

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: InsideHW (insidehw.com)

Expert Review

 

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Apr, 2012

Expert review by: PureOverclock (pureoverclock)

Samsung 900X3A Notebook

 

Exceptionally slim and lightweight notebook with strong performance.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: ComputerShopper (computershopper.com)

Expert Review

 

Incredibly thin, light, Very good performance, Sturdy feel, Bright display, Long warranty

Pricey, Mediocre battery life, No optical drive, Limited port selection

Editors' Note: This review was updated March 30th, 2011. The change reflects an error in the initial specs, which said the notebook had WiDi (Wireless Display technology). In fact it does not, so we have changed the rating from 8.8 to 8.7 and adjusted...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Series 9 900X3A

 

Samsung's metal-clad MacBook Air equivalent packs in a 2nd-gen Core i5 processor, USB 3.0, a backlit keyboard, an excellent screen and an amazing touchpad!

Thin & light, Duralumin construction, Amazing screen, Sandy Bridge internals, Superb glass touch pad

Not as sexy as the Macbook Air, Fingerprint magnet, Expensive

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

Samsung Series 9 900X3A review

 

Super-lightweight laptops fall into one of two types: the MacBook Air, and everything else. There are plenty of small-scale notebooks that come close to matching the Air for size or performance, but no one other than Apple has quite managed to build a...

May, 2011

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Eizo Foris FS2333 review

 

This 23in IPS display breaks the gaming monitor mould with its superb IPS display and outstanding colour accuracy

The Eizo FS2333 is a great monitor. It's one of the best gaming monitors we've tested and has by far the best colour accuracy of all the 23in monitors we've tested. Its looks won't be for everyone, and it doesn't have any 3D capabilities, unlike the

Expert review by: paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

Samsung NP900x3EB Ultrabook

 

Its not often the weight on something is the first thing I mention, this notebook is 1155grams and is also extremely thin. But it still has a 13.3inch screen and good connectivity. The only thing missing is an optical drive.

It is 31x21.5x1cm and that last figure the thickness is at the back, at the front it is only just more than half that. Because of the extreme thinness some connections such as VGA, HDMI and Ethernet are made with the help of adapter cables (all...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Laptops.co.uk (laptops.co.uk)

NP-900X3A-A01U

 

The second generation of Series 9 is a beautiful machine, with a good amount of power, but a few little niggles and could have better battery life making it an attractive, yet not quite perfect machine.

Mar, 2012
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA / SoundAlive
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 3

Battery

Battery Capacity:44
Battery capacity (Watt hours):44
Battery life (max):5.8 / 6 / 8 / 9
Battery performance:5880
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 6

Camera

Front Camera:N / Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 800
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Certification:TCO
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Graphite / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:300 / 400
Display Diagonal:13 / 13.3
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
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
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

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

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout:1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4

Networking

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

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA / SoundAlive
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Quantity:1

Packaging Data

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

Performance

Ambient light sensor: Yes
GPS: No
GPS (satellite): No
Start-up time:9.8
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack:No / 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
LAN/VGA combo port: No
Line-in: No
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
Mini VGA ports quantity:1
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y / Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

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

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM75 Express
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17 / 18 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM75 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I5-3317U / I5-3337U / i7-3517M / I7-3517U / I7-3537U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 3 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I5-3317U / I5-3337U / I7-3517U / I7-3537U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction: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: 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 HD Audio Technology: No
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
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
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):N
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):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
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 / 72054 / 72055
Processor code:SR0N6 / SR0N8 / SR0XG / SR0XL
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:S Player, S Gallery, S Camera, PowerDVD, Settings, Support Centre, SW Update, Recovery, Norton Internet Security, Norton Online Backup / S Player\nS Gallery\nS Camera\nPowerDVD\nSettings\nSupport Centre\nSW Update\nRecovery / Samsung ChatON, Family Story, AllShare Play, S Gallery, S Player, Media/Music Hub, S/W Update, Recovery, Settings, Support Center / Samsung SideSync, S Player, Gallery S, S Camera, Evernote, Settings, Support Center, SW Update, Recovery / Samsung SideSync, S Player, S Gallery, S Camera, Evernote, Settings, Support Center, Software Update, Recovery / Samsung SideSync\nThe Player\nThe Gallery\nWith Camera\nEvernote\nAdjustment\nSupport Center\nSoftware updates\nRestoration / SideSync, HomeSync Lite, S Apps
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro
Trial software:Microsoft Office, Norton Internet Security / MicrosoftOffice, Norton Internet Security (60-day trial version) / Norton Internet Security, Microsoft Office / Norton Internet Security, Norton Online Backup

Storage

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.4 / 8.62 / 9
Height:0.508 / 0.512 / 1
Weight:2 / 2.56
Width:12 / 12.4 / 8.58