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Samsung Series 9 15" NP900X4C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 484 reviews of Samsung Series 9 15" NP900X4C. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and screen. The usability and portability are also appreciated. There are some critical comments about the connectivity, while there are some mixed views about the price.

performance, portability, usability, screen, design

connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung Series 9 15" NP900X4C 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 Series 9 15" NP900X4C

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 user reviews of Samsung Series 9 15" NP900X4C from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the durability and design. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the touchpad and keyboard.

portability, performance, usability, design, durability

keyboard, touchpad

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

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Series 9 NP900X4C 15-inch Laptop (Black) - (Intel Core i5 3317UM 1.7GHz, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Samsung Series 9 NP900X4C 15-inch Laptop (Black) - (Intel Core i5 3317UM 1.7GHz, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Series 9 15" NP900X4C

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 290 user reviews of Samsung Series 9 15" NP900X4C from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and screen. The usability and portability also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the connectivity. There are some mixed opinions about the price.

performance, portability, usability, screen, design

connectivity

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Series 9 NP900X4C-A03US 15-Inch Ultrabook (Ash Black)Samsung Series 9 NP900X4C-A03US 15-Inch Ultrabook (Ash Black)

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

Review Update Samsung 900X4C-A04DE Notebook

 

Longer battery life - courtesy of Ivy Bridge. Samsung's Series 9

sleek aluminum unibody; construction, look and feel; up-to-date port selection; connections via adapter; input devices are a pleasure to use; non-glare display with HD+; high TFT brightness; good multi-media performance; reliable Turbo Boost 2.0;...

low contrast levels; narrow viewing angles; "slow" mSATA-SSD; high temperature levels under load; mediocre sound from speakers

There isn't a lot. An example of a 15" laptop with a slim aluminum chassis is the Acer Aspire Timline Ultra M3-581TG Ultrabook. The Asus Zenbook UX32VD is equally well-built, but has a 13.3" display. If you are prepared to spend a lot more money, get...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung Series 9 900X4B-A01DE Notebook

 

Premium slim case. Amidst Samsung's Series 9 refresh, there is now a model featuring a matte 15 inch screen available. In return, the smallest member has not been updated. The South Korean manufacturer demands steep EUR 1999 (RRP) for speedy hardware...

High-end aluminum unibody, Chassis' workmanship and feel, Up-to-date connectivity, Components' easy maintenance, Pleasant input devices, Screen's matte surface and HD+, Good multimedia performance, Samsung's fast mSATA SSD, Emissions in idle, Available...

Slim scope of delivery, Keyboard light fairly weak, Weak screen measuring data, No Turbo Boost 2.0 on battery or stress test, Load noise and temperature, Poor stereo speakers, Above all, a higher quality screen whose measured data convinces across the...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: John Ratsey (NotebookReview.com)

Samsung Series 9 NP900X4C User Review

 

The 15-inch Samsung Series 9 NP900X4C is a larger-than-average Ultrabook with a thin profile, beautiful design and excellent battery life. Is that enough to make it a great laptop? Keep reading to find out what one owner has to say about this Ultrabook.

Exceptionally thin and light for a 15-inch notebook ; Excellent battery operation time ; Robust and stylish construction ; Exceptionally large trackpad

Non-premium display in a premium notebook ; Needs special dongles for the network and display devices ; Weak Wi-Fi performance and fairly noisy fan when under load (for me, not everyone) ; Expensive

The concept of a lightweight notebook with a large display should appeal to many users who value portability but struggle with a small screen, perhaps due to aging eyes. I hadn’t consciously noticed that I was sitting closer to the 13.3″ display on the...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Samsung Series 9 15-inch (NP900X4C-A02US)

 

Samsung's updated Series 9 ultrabook gives you multimedia power and battery life, but its high price and prefilled SSD may turn you off.

Equipped with solid-state drive. Long battery life.

Expensive. Limited free storage space. VGA and HDMI dongles not included. Ethernet dongle is proprietary.

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Jul, 2012

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Samsung Series 9 15-inch (NP900X4C) Review

 

Although we're disappointed with Samsung's decision to downgrade the 15-inch Series 9's SSD, the $1,399 NP900X4C boasts improved audio and retains the series' svelte design, beautiful 1600 x 900 display, fast boot time and long battery life, all for...

Very thin and light, Bright, crisp 1600 x 900 display, Good audio, Quick boot time, Long battery life

Shallow key travel, Very slow SSD transfer speeds

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: Samsung Series 9 NP900X4C-A01US (2012)

 

If ultrabooks had a 15-inch category, the 2012 edition of Samsung's Series 9 would be the leader of the pack.

Amazingly portable and powerful, with a screen to die for. Surprisingly sturdy, tough design. “Silent mode” kills fans

Keyboard backlighting too dim to be useful, even at highest brightness setting. Thin profile means very shallow key travel

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: PCStats (pcstats.com)

Samsung 9-Series NP900X4C-A02 15.1-inch Ultrabook Laptop Review

 

Design wise, Samsung have done well by their 9-Series Ultrabook; the system is wrapped in dark cobalt blue aluminum chassis that adopts many of the design elements of an Apple Macbook Air, yet posses the large screen size of a MacBook Pro (albeit with...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: (techreviewsource.com)

Samsung Series 9 (NP900X4C)

 

The Samsung Series 9 15-inch laptop does a lot to improve upon the previous model from last year and it certainly shows. It has a very portable and attractive design and a nice-looking display. It has solid performance thanks to the third-gen Intel CPU...

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Samsung 900X4C review

 

Is this Samsung Series 9 Ultrabook a MacBook Air killer? We put the 15incher through the Stuff.tv laptop torture chamber

Too expensive – but with a better screen it'd be a MacBook killer

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Stephanie Andrews & Andrew Harrison (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung 900X4C review

 

Samsung's Series 9 notebook range includes the NP900X4C-A01UK, a 15in screen model now packing Intel Ivy Bridge power and familiar Air-like styling.

That great anti-glare display and crisp all-aluminium shell lift the Samsung Series 9 15-incher above the ultrabook rabble, and speedy Intel silicon inside keeps the notebook fast and very far from ephemeral. If you need a light and limber laptop with...

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HDA / SoundAlive
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 2 / 4

Battery

Battery Capacity:62 / 6200
Battery capacity (Watt hours):62
Battery life (max):10 / 7.2
Battery performance:6200 / 8200 / 8400
Battery recharge time:3
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6 / 8

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 1024 / 1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

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

Design

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

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:400
Display Diagonal:15
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
Display surface:Matt
HD type:HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
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 / 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

Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard language:English / German
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:86 / 87
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Clickpad / Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone / Trackpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

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

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / Y
4G LTE: No
4G standard:WiMAX
4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version: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
Networking features: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
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 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 / HDA / SoundAlive
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):14.1 x 9.33 x 0.587
Display:LCD / LED
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Quantity:1
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC / Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Interface adapters included:Samsung LAN port - Ethernet LAN (RJ-45)
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Ambient light sensor: Yes
Start-up time:1.4
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
LAN/VGA combo port:N
Line-in: No
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:N
Mini VGA ports quantity:1
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 / 2
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM75 Express
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
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:I5-3317M / I5-3317U / i5-3317UM / i7-3517M / I7-3517U / I7-3537U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 3 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / 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 / 1.9 / 2
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I5-3317M / I5-3317U / i5-3317UM / i7-3517M / 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 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: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
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: Yes
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 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 / 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™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
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
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 / 72054
Processor code:SR0N6 / SR0N8 / SR0XG
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft 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, S Gallery, S Camera, PowerDVD, Support Centre, SW Update, Recovery / Samsung AllShare \nSamsung Easy File Transfer \nSamsung Easy Settings / Samsung SideSync, S Player, S Gallery, S Camera, Evernote, Settings, Center, Update, Recovery / Samsung SideSync\nS Player\nS Gallery\nS Camera\nEvernote / 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
Trial software:Microsoft Office, Norton Internet Security / Norton Internet Security / Norton Internet Security, Norton Online Backup

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / RS-MMC, SD, SDIO / 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:Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA III
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.3 / 0.933 / 9.29 / 9.33
Depth (imperial):0.3 / 9.3
Height:0.579 / 0.58 / 0.587
Height (imperial):0.58
Weight:3.48 / 3.51 / 3.64
Width:14 / 14.1
Width (imperial):14