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Samsung Notebook 9 (13.3-inch, 2018)

Samsung Notebook 9 (13.3-inch, 2018)
alaScore 88

30 reviews

Feb, 2023

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of Samsung Notebook 9 (13.3-inch, 2018). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the price and performance. The screen and design are also appreciated, but many are critical about the battery.

portability, design, screen, performance, price

battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung Notebook 9 (13.3-inch, 2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Jayce Wagner (digitaltrends.com)

Samsung Notebook 9 review

 

The Samsung Notebook 9 is wonderfully light, but sacrifices are made to shave off the pounds.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Sean Hollister (cnet.com)

Samsung's new laptops are so light, you can carry both in one hand

 

The new 15-inch and 13-inch Samsung Notebook 9 are made of a light, strong magnesium alloy.

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Samsung Notebook 9

 

Impossibly light design; Vivid display; Speedy performance; Comfy keyboard; ; Short battery life; Chassis exhibits flex ; The 13-inch Samsung Notebook 9 is an insanely light notebook that's plagued by bad battery life.

Short battery life; Chassis exhibits flex ; The 13-inch Samsung Notebook 9 is an insanely light notebook that's plagued by bad battery life.

The 13-inch Samsung Notebook 9 is an insanely light notebook that's plagued by bad battery life.

May, 2017

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Samsung Notebook 9 Spin Review

 

Lightweight, highly versatile design; Vivid, accurate quad-HD+ display; Strong performance ; Stiff, shallow keyboard; Subpar battery life ; The Samsung Notebook 9 Spin offers great performance in a lightweight, foldable design, but its battery life...

Stiff, shallow keyboard; Subpar battery life ; The Samsung Notebook 9 Spin offers great performance in a lightweight, foldable design, but its battery life falls short.

The Samsung Notebook 9 Spin offers great performance in a lightweight, foldable design, but its battery life falls short.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Samsung Notebook 9 NP900X5T (i7-8550U, GeForce MX150) Laptop Review

 

Periodic throttling. The Notebook 9 NP900X5T would have been a powerhouse of an Ultrabook if it weren't for its intolerable throttling when gaming.

very bright display; brighter than the MacBook Pro 15 ; significant CPU and GPU upgrade over the NP900X5N ; very lightweight and portable for its size class ; long battery life; increased battery capacity ; quiet fans during low to low-medium loads ;...

extreme and very evident GPU throttling when gaming ; CPU is unable to sustain maximum Turbo Boost ; still no matte panel option or higher resolution ; no touchscreen, eSIM, NFC, or 4G capabilities ; no Power button fingerprint reader combo ; PWM on...

We mentioned in our review of the NP900X5N that it would be unwise to purchase the configuration since both Kaby Lake-R and mainstream Pascal were rumored to be just over the hill. Now that both are finally available, patient users can now enjoy an...

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Samsung Notebook 9 NP900X3N (i5-7200U, FHD) Laptop Review

 

Lightest and brightest 13-inch Ultrabook. The Notebook 9 series continues to impress with yet another super lightweight offering for $1000 USD. The 13-inch notebook omits a few key features compared to more popular alternatives, but some can be easily...

relatively cool surface temperatures under load ; brightest Ultrabook display for its size class ; accessible internals; upgradeable SSD ; crisp keyboard and trackpad feedback ; lightest Ultrabook for its size class ; full-size USB and HDMI ports ; can...

no QHD, 4K UHD, touchscreen, NVMe, or SIM options ; small battery capacity; below average battery life ; cycling CPU and GPU clock rates when under load ; PWM on nearly all brightness level settings ; high core temperatures when under load ; base and...

The 13-inch Notebook 9 was created with one goal in mind - To be the lightest and brightest Ultrabook in its size class. Samsung has knocked it out of the park in this regard as the NP900X3N is not just marginally lighter and brighter than the next...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Samsung Notebook 9 NP900X5N (7500U, FHD, GeForce 940MX) Laptop Review

 

Lightweight and pricey. The new Notebook 9 carries an impressively bright display that is equally as fragile. The flexible chassis brings down an otherwise very portable and reliable machine.

easy serviceability; upgradeable M.2 SSD ; impressively crisp and colorful display ; very bright backlight; Outdoor Mode ; near complete sRGB coverage ; very lightweight and portable ; Full Thunderbolt 3 support ; comfortable keyboard ; quiet fans; no...

no touchscreen, matte, or higher resolution options ; very fragile lid; lack of edge-to-edge glass ; GeForce 940MX with slower DDR3 RAM ; maximum volume could be louder ; non-upgradeable RAM ; no full-size SD reader ; no WWAN options ; pricey

The Notebook 9 NP900X5N excels in so many categories but misses the mark in a key few areas. We commend the manufacturer for being able to offer such a bright 1080p display on an extremely lightweight system and still have discrete graphics options...

Jun, 2017

Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Brendan Nystedt (reviewed.com)

Samsung Notebook 9 13-Inch Laptop Review

 

Powerful, light, thin. What more could you ask for?

May, 2016

Expert review by : Lisa Gade (mobiletechreview.com)

Samsung Notebook 9

 

Samsung's got a strong winner here, or actually a pair since the Notebook 9 is available in 13.3" and 15" sizes. What if you could have a 13" Ultrabook that weighs just 1.9 pounds and is just half an inch thick, but didn't have to sacrifice build...

Insanely light and thin 13.3" Ultrabook with a Core i5. Just 1.9 lbs! Equally insane 2.9 lb. Core i7 15" model. Lovely screen, good keyboard, decent battery life

No touch screen (that would add weight and thickness)

If you're in the market for the thinnest and lightest Core i5 13" Ultrabook you can get, buy this. Really. That is unless you want a touch screen. The Samsung Notebook 9 is the kind of innovation we like to see--rather than adding a bunch of features...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Joe Osborne (techradar.com)

Samsung Notebook 9 (2018) review

 

A top 15-inch laptop of 2018, but with some flaws

Excellent performance ; Insanely long battery life ; Useful software and hardware features ; Incredibly portable 15-inch laptop

Not enough storage ; Squishy keyboard ; Lackluster audio

The new 15-inch Samsung Notebook 9 suffers from a squishy keyboard and a small amount of storage for its price, but it might be just the perfect laptop for a specific person: someone that prioritizes lasting power and performance above all else … and...

Nov, 2018
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