Reviews and Problems with Samsung ATIV Book 9 15" (NP900X4C / NP900X4D)
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Samsung NP900X4C Review
13 June 2013
Summary: The Samsung NP900X4C laptop is a high quality, characterized by excellent design, with reduced thickness from a minimum and a large display and high resolution, and a children’s hardware remarkable. The connectivity is maximized and there is an HDMI port.
Summary: 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 better hardware) and a sticker prices that won't...
Review of the 15-inch Samsung Series 9: 15 inches and only 1.58 kg
22 October 2012
Excerpt: One of the best Ultrabooks currently available is without a doubt the Samsung Series 9 NP900X3C, a model that now has bigger sibling in the form of the Series 9 NP900X4D. The new series 9 has a larger screen of 15 inches but has kept all of the advantages of the smaller model, including the sleek...
Summary: 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 $100 less than the original.
Summary: Longer battery life - courtesy of Ivy Bridge. Samsung's Series 9 top-of-the-line model delights us again with its unibody construction and perfectly executed input devices. The new processor allows for longer run times on battery. The HD+ display remains unchanged.
Pros: 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, emissions during idle, long battery runtime, keybo...
Cons: low contrast levels, narrow viewing angles, "slow" mSATA-SSD, high temperature levels under load, mediocre sound from speakers
Excerpt: The 2012 edition of Samsung’s well-regarded Series 9 laptop invites you to play a game of numbers. Here are the relevant digits: 15-inch screen. 15 millimeters thick. 3.7 pounds. The last figure is the showstopper.
Pros: Amazingly portable and powerful, with a screen to die for. Surprisingly sturdy, tough design. “Silent mode” kills fans.
Cons: Keyboard backlighting too dim to be useful, even at highest brightness setting. Thin profile means very shallow key travel.
Summary: 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 in a slim case.
Pros: 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 battery life, The case's new design, the alu...
Cons: 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 board. The screen's matte surface and the res...
Summary: Samsung’s new Series 9 15-inch laptop might be thin and light but it’s certainly not lacking in the speed and performance department. One thing we’ve come to expect from ultrabooks like this is that sometimes something has to give to achieve the look and lightweight design.