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...
Excerpt: When we first reviewed the $1,499 Samsung Series 9 15-inch Ultrabook, we marveled at its slim and light design, spacious 1600 x 900 display, fast boot time and long battery life. However, the speakers sounded a bit flat, and the keyboard and touchpad didn't impress.
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...
Excerpt: This is a thin and light notebook – claimed as the thinnest – but as soon as you boot it up you notice it is also very fast so without looking you know that a ten second boot and seven second shutdown means it has an SSD drive.