Reviews and Problems with Samsung Series 9 15-inch
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Samsung 9 Series Ultrabook
2 October 2012
Conclusion: The Samsung 900X3A doesn't come cheap, but in return you get a beautiful piece of highly portable kit, packing plenty of power. Aside from the ropey touchpad and limited storage, we recommend this machine for regular travellers who demand strong performance. For the latest technology & gadget news and reviews, make sure to bookmark T3me.com on Facebook , and on Twitter .
Conclusion: Bundled software in the Series 9 was kept to a minimum, so you get a trial version of Office 2010 as well as Norton Internet Security. There’s also a slew of Wild Tangent games, which I highly recommend you uninstall as they have been known to cause more harm than good. Samsung also bundles a few of its apps for multimedia, file migration, and restoring the system, as well as their software launcher which looks suspiciously familiar – any guesses where you’ve seen it...
Conclusion: Samsung's Series 9 continues to serve as an indication of what tomorrow's computers will offer; strong performance, ultra-fast responsiveness and lush visuals in an exquisitely-thin and luxuriously-crafted form factor. This is, quite simply, the most beautiful laptop we've experienced and only in person will you get a true feel for how impossibly thin and light it really is.
Summary: The Samsung Series 9 15-inch is a notebook that straddles multiple categories. It has the screen size of a mainstream laptop but is light and thin enough to be considered an ultraportable. We love its spacious 1600 x 900 display, amazingly fast boot time, and long battery life. Yet, for a $1,499 system, there's a few things that are lacking.
Pros: Very thin and light, Bright crisp 1600 x 900 display, Long battery life, Fast SSD, Very quick boot time
Conclusion: Samsung does well with the specs of Series 9. It is equipped with the Core i5-2537M CPU that is dual core and runs at 1.40GHz. Along with that, my review unit featured 4GB of RAM and a 120GB SSD which made booting up the system and launching applications really fast. The Integrated Intel HD Graphics aren’t necessarily the best for 3D games but this laptop isn’t really designed for gaming.
Samsung Series 9 2012 Review: Who Said Samsung Can't Do Cool?
11 July 2012
Excerpt: The Samsung Series 9 was one of the best Windows ultraportable laptops last year. Even though it didn’t quite keep up on specs or benchmarks with some of the top-end machines, it was the most usable of the bunch. This year, as ultrabooks have made massive improvements over the past generation, the Series 9 remains one of the best.