Reviews and Problems with Samsung NP900X3 - series 13.3"
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Battery performance 9
Gaming performance 6
Review Samsung 900X3A Subnotebook
4 April 2011
Conclusion: Samsung's 13.3 inch 900X3A supplies state of the art technology and the best mobility qualities to an equal amount for 1600 euros. An economic ultra low voltage core with incorporated Intel HD Graphics 3000 is onboard with the Sandy Bridge processor , Core i5-2537M. Together with the swift 128 GB SSD from Samsung, a system performance is created that outshines many gaming notebooks without an SSD (only in PCMark Vantage, not in 3D performance).
Pros: 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 Apple-style mouse pad, Concealed interfaces, Once again, the accurate deployment of an SSD shows what potential can be drawn out of a mediocre system with ULV CPU.
Cons: No VGA, HDMI only with adapter, No docking port, Long battery recharge time
Conclusion: 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 the text to reflect that change.
Pros: Incredibly thin, light, Very good performance, Sturdy feel, Bright display, Long warranty
Cons: Pricey, Mediocre battery life, No optical drive, Limited port selection
Conclusion: The Samsung Series 9 NP900X3D is an attractive 13-inch laptop that is easy to cast as Samsung’s alternative to the MacBook Air. However, it shouldn’t be dismissed as being all about style. Its combo of low weight, thin frame, a matt screen and SSD storage makes it incredibly portable and convenient. This helps to offset that it doesn’t offer a great amount of power for the price.
Pros: Very slim, very light, Attractive design, Versatile matt screen
Cons: CPU not hugely powerful, Low screen resolution
Summary: 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.
Excerpt: There's something undeniably beautiful about Samsung's Series 9 (900X). It's not that it's just thin; I've reviewed many ultrabooks where the adjective has merited use, but whereas ultrabooks remain wide and tall, the 900X doesn't. Samsung has tried to make it small on all fronts and the effect is profound for two reasons. The obvious one is it is petite, donning the same width of an A4 page, albeit marginally taller.
Pros: Chiselled good looks; Incredibly functional form; World's lightest notebook;
Excerpt: The original Series 9 that launched back in 2011 was expensive, but it was one of the first Ultrabooks created for Intel and its strikingly slim and stylish design really stood out from the crowd; all Ultrabooks owe their existence and their style to the Apple MacBook Air, and here Samsung got as closer to the template than almost any other Windows brand with its Samsung Series 9. The correct name for this model is actually Samsung NP-900X3D .