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Samsung Series 9 15" NP900X4D

alaTest has collected and analyzed 125 reviews of Samsung Series 9 15" NP900X4D. 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. People really like the size and portability. The design and performance are also appreciated. Views are divided on the sound.

usability, performance, design, portability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung Series 9 15" NP900X4D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Series 9 15" NP900X4D

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Samsung Series 9 15" NP900X4D 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. Views about the usability and screen are overall positive. The design and performance are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the touchpad. Many are less positive about the size and sound.

portability, performance, design, screen, usability

durability, sound, size

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Series 9 NP900X4D-A05US 15-Inch Premium Ultrabook (Silver)Samsung Series 9 NP900X4D-A05US 15-Inch Premium Ultrabook (Silver)

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Ryan Noik (techsmart.co.za)

Samsung second generation Series 9 NP900X4D

 

Coming out a year after the first Series 9, the second generation, now in ultrabook form, boasts a new design and a superlative screen.

Beautiful screen, Expansive 15 screen size, Still portable and light

Shallow keyboard, Keyboard backlighting quite dim, Fairly expensive

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Nice laptop

 

Not bad for $899 (promo) and free shipping. I paid an additional $65 for 16gb of memory. I wanted something light and thin to carry around school with a good viewable screen. A month prior I bought an Asus x202 (11.3 inch screen) and realized it was...

Thin, nice battery life, upgradeable memory (upgraded to 16gb as soon as I received it) ; Bootup is fast, about 9 seconds I think and is ready to go. Sleek and I get compliments everytime

Sometime it crashes, hasnt happened often, but after it hibernates/sleeps ~ its done it a few times. I'd say 1 out of 25 times ; Also, unlike an Asus I bought a month prior, I have to keep reconnecting to my schools WIFI everytime after it goes to...

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Bigbillyt (newegg.com)

As Promised - upgraded the RAM

 

Successfully upgraded the RAM today from 4gb to 8gb. I just replaced the one 4gb DIMM with an 8gb DIMM. There are two slots so I could go to 16gb. Not sure if I need that in a laptop and since performance is better with matched DIMMs I will probably...

No cons, upgrading the memory was easy

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Chris (newegg.com)

Great Product

 

I know they are trying to keep the weight down but the screws on the bottom are TINY. I broke the tips off of two screwdrivers trying to get them off and I am hoping I didn't strip any in case I ever have to take it off again. I think they could have...

Super lightweight ; Incredible start up time (few seconds) ; Screen looks awesome ; 3 USB ports (for such a small laptop I thought that was pretty good) ; Price - This was a pro for me because I bought it on sale for $200 off. Though $1099 is a little...

4GB of RAM - On initial use I was listening to music and surfing the internet and it would start making the music sound "robotic" when it lagged. I added a 4 gig stick and deleted some bloatware and it runs fine now ; Windows 8 - Although I still am...

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Reece (reevoo.com)

Samsung NP900X4D-A01UK

 

Only Ultrabook with 15" screen Very light Very fast

Lack of ethernet port and flimsy adapter Wireless connection constantly dropped, despite router and laptop being in same room Huge recovery partition (containing loads of bloatware), takes up 1/5 of the available space on the 128GB SSD

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Craig (reevoo.com)

Samsung NP900X4D-A01UK

 

Good design and build quality

high end price

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Joris (reevoo.com)

Samsung NP900X4D-A01UK

 

Nice and small with a big screen. Super small PSU.

Mouse pad can be a learning curve

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Philip (reevoo.com)

Samsung NP900X4D-A01UK

 

Very slim and light

The mouse pad is horrible.... remember your first time on ice skates?

Sep, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HDA / SoundAlive / SoundAlive™ / SoundAlive™ Sound Technology
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 2 / 4

Battery

Battery Capacity:42 / 62 / 6200 / 64
Battery capacity (Watt hours):42 / 62 / 64
Battery life (max):10 / 8
Battery performance:62 / 6200 / 8400
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6 / 8

Camera

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

Certificates

Certification:TCO 3.0
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: No
Wi-Fi certified:Y / Yes
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

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

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:400
Display Diagonal:15 / 16
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
Full HD: No
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 / 62

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
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 / Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:86 / 87
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Clickpad / Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / No / Y
4G standard:WiMAX
4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:N / 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: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 / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: Yes

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:HD / HDA / SoundAlive / SoundAlive™ / SoundAlive™ Sound Technology
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/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
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC / АС/DC
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g/n / Wi-Fi

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

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port:N
Line-in:No / Yes
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 / Yes
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 / 2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40 / 62

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM75 Express
Compatible processor series:Core i7
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
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:I5-3317U / i5-3317UM / I5-3337U / I7-3517U / I7-3667U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 3 / 3.2
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 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I5-3317U / i5-3317UM / I5-3337U / I7-3517U / I7-3667U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 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:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
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 / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / 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):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® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
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 / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:64898 / 65707 / 65714 / 72055
Processor code:SR0N5 / SR0N6 / SR0N8 / SR0XL
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
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Bundled software:Samsung SideSync\nS Player\nS Gallery\nS Camera\nEvernote\nMicrosoft Office Trial\nSettings\nSupport Center\nSW Update\nRecovery
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
Recovery operating system:Windows 8 Pro
Trial software:Norton Internet Security / Norton Internet Security (60 days trial)

Storage

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14 / 9 / 9.29 / 9.3 / 9.33
Depth (imperial):9.3
Height:0.551 / 0.579 / 0.58 / 0.587 / 1
Height (imperial):0.58
Weight:3.48 / 3.64 / 3.97 / 4 / 7.67
Width:14 / 14.1 / 9.29
Width (imperial):14