SpecificationsNotebook: Samsung 900X1B-A02 (Series 9 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i3 2357M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: no
Price: 999 euro
Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung 900X1B-A02
Haute Couture. Samsung wants to continue the success story of the bigger 900X3A with the 900X1B of the Series 9. The South Korean company fuses performance and battery life in an ultra slim and undoubtedly elegant case made of Duraluminum. Read in this review, if Samsung has launched its first ultrabook onto the market with the 900X1B and if the Apple MacBook Air 11 has to reinforce its efforts.
Source: PC Games Hardware - 1/12
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 92%
Source: SFT - 12/11
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 95%
Source: Notebookinfo DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/31/2011
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 95% ergonomy: 100% emissions: 92%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2011
Rating: performance: 70% features: 30% display: 70% mobility: 30% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 70%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 73% display: 85% mobility: 93% workmanship: 94% ergonomy: 93% emissions: 82%
Source: c't - 3/12
battery runtime very good, office performance satisfying, 3D-gaming performance bad, display good, noise emissions good
Comparison, , Long, Date: 02/01/2012
Source: Netzwelt DE→EN
flat, light-weigh, robust, flawy workmanship
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/25/2012
Source: c't - 22/11
Good weight, battery runtime, performance, matte display, silent fan
Single Review, , Long, Date: 10/01/2011
At the Beginning of 2011, Samsung introduced the Series 9 with two new devices, which celebrated their debut at the Consumer Electronics Show 2011 in Las Vegas, shortly CES. Simultaneously Samsung has begun to change the series-discriptions and their sorting. In addition to the Ultra-Thin Series 9, Samsung provides the Series 2, 3 (B2C), 4 and 6 for Business-Notebooks, the Series 5 for devices with Google Chrome OS and also the new Series 7 Chronos plus Series 7 Gamer for multimedia- respectively gaming-users.
Back to Samsungs Series 9: After the introduction of the Samsung Series 9 900X3A (13.3 inch) and the smaller 900X1B Subnotebook (11.6 inch) the hype was relatively large, because apparently they seem to be the first available alternative to Apples MacBook Air series, which runs on Apples Mac OS X. High-quality displays and a chassis made of lightweight and sturdy Duraluminium are two key-assets of Samsung Series 9 devices. In comparison to the german retail-market, Samsung provides both devices to their US-Costumers from the beginning. The MSRP located between 1199.99 and 1649.99 US-Dollar.
Major advantages in our reviews of the Samsung Series 9 900X3A and 900X1B are the good battery life, the rapid SSD storage, the convincing display, the LED-Backlit keyboard and furthermore the attractive design. Disadvantages are the limited expandability, the port-positioning, the missing dockingport and the long battery charge time. On average, the review-ratings are above 80 percent and thereby in a good rating range.
Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Power efficient ULV processor clocked at 1.3 GHz without Turbo boost. Offers an integrated HD 3000 clocked at slow 350 / 950 MHz and a DDR3-1333 memory controller.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.
91%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.
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