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Samsung ATIV Book 9 13.3" (NP900X3 - Series)

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Overall 8
8.0

Samsung Ativ Book 9 2014 Edition

PC Magazine
11 July 2014
  • Conclusion: The Samsung Ativ Book 9 2014 Edition should be on your short list if you want a premium, long-lasting ultrabook, but don't need a higher-than-HD display.
  • Pros: Slimmer, lighter design and larger display than previous iteration. Premium materials. Fourth-generation Intel Core i5 processor and 128GB solid-state drive keep things speedy. All-day battery life. Full-size HDMI port. Sound technology geared toward audiophiles.
  • Cons: Full HD rather than Quad HD+ display on previous model. Dongles required for VGA and Ethernet. Slightly higher price than previous iteration.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
8 July 2014
  • Conclusion: But if you want a desktop replacement that's easy to pick up for travel, and that offers a terrific typing, video viewing, and music listening experience to boot, the ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition is a splendid choice. It boasts everything we look for in a premium laptop, and then some.
  • Pros: Elegant aluminum design, Excellent keyboard and touch pad, Loud and clear audio, Vivid 1080p display, Long battery life
  • Cons: Only 128GB of storage, Middling benchmark performance
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Overall 8
8.0

Samsung Series 9 (13 in)

CNET
19 April 2014
  • Summary: The $1,649 Samsung Series 9 NP900X3A certainly won't be for every wallet, but this light, well-featured, and striking 13-incher is the closest the Windows world will ever come to a MacBook Air. However, its higher-than-the-Air price will be hard to stomach.
  • Pros: A thin, stylish design, long battery life, excellent screen, and a new second-generation Intel Core i5 CPU make the Samsung Series 9 NP900X3A one of the best ultrathin Windows laptops we've ever seen.
  • Cons: The Series 9's way-too-high sticker price makes the MacBook Air look downright affordable by comparison; the flexy case design doesn't feel as good as the MacBook Air's, either.
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Overall 9
8.6

Samsung Series 9 NP900X3D Review

Review guidelines
1 September 2013
  • Summary: The purchase of a handset like the Samsung Series 9 NP900X3D be carefully considered because it is all too easy to fall in love at first sight, dazzled by the stylish design and thin profile, without carefully assessing whether what hide beneath this beauty is really what it does to his case.
  • Pros: Superior design, Eesistant materials, Assembling great, Brilliant screen, Low weight
  • Cons: CPU and GPU exceeded, RAM, Expandable via dongle connectivity, Audio
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Overall 8
8.4

Samsung NP900X3C Review

Review guidelines
13 June 2013
  • Summary: The Samsung NP900X3C is a great notebook features a stunning design, however, its main strength, and remarkable technical specifications. The display is of the highest quality. Connectivity is complete, and also includes an HDMI port. The audio surrounds sound and features quick-start functions that allow you to start working immediately. If you want to find the right-a defect is the storage capacity, 128 GB is few, although it is a solid state disk.
  • Pros: Screen Resolution, Design, Door microHDMI, memory card reader, HD webcam; Connectivity
  • Cons: Storage capacity
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Samsung Series 9 13.3-inch Ultrabook review

Hardware.Info
21 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Samsung's Series 9 is definitely one of the best-looking Ultrabooks. It's extremely sleek and comes equipped with an excellent 13.3-inch matte PLS display with a resolution of 1600x900. The chassis is made in aluminium which makes the Series 9 both light and sturdy. Today we are taking a closer look at the NP900X3C / NP900X3E model.
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Samsung Series 9 NP900X3D Windows 8 ultrabook review

Liliputing
19 December 2012
  • Summary: A year ago most ultrabooks sold for around $1000 and up. Today you can find models priced as low as $600 or as high as $1500. The Samsung Series 9 sits somewhere in the middle — and the model I purchased offers pretty strong performance for the price. It doesn’t provide a no-compromise experience. The battery isn’t replaceable. The RAM and storage aren’t upgradeable. You need dongles to connect an external monitor or Ethernet cable. There’s no touchscreen.
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Overall 9
9.0

Samsung Series 9 (NP-900X3C) Review

thinkdigit.com
1 November 2012
  • Summary: 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 the exquisite build quality are truly awesome. It costs a lot of money, but then again, this is the best option for a Windows ultrabook which actually competes with and beats the MacBook Air, overall.
  • Pros: Unbelievably well built, Stunning form factor, Slimness defies all common logic, Very good system performance, Excellent battery life, Crisp & bright display
  • Cons: Costs a hell lot of money, Heats up quite a bit
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Overall 7
7.0

Samsung Ativ Book 9 review: Last year's Series 9 with a new name

CNET
28 April 2012
  • Summary: Formerly the Samsung Series 9, the rebranded Ativ Book 9 got little more than a change in name; the laptop feels dated, as it lacks a touch screen and the benefits of newer Intel processors.
  • Pros: The Samsung Ativ Book 9 is still one of the smallest and best-built Windows 8 ultrabooks around, and has a crisp 1080p display.
  • Cons: It lacks a touch screen, and battery life is disappointing for such an expensive laptop.
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Samsung's Series 9 ultra-slim notebook

techreport.com
6 September 2011
  • Summary: By for the base Series 9 model, and thereby going toe to toe with Apple, Samsung is showing bold confidence in its product. For the most part, I'd say that confidence is warranted. The Series 9 looks great, feels slim and slick, and doesn't weigh much. The solid-state drive makes it fast and responsive, and the low-voltage Sandy Bridge processor more than holds its own—even catching up to last year's regular-voltage CPUs in certain tests.
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