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Samsung 900X1B-A02

Specifications

Samsung 900X1B-A02Notebook: 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
Weight: 1.072kg
Price: 999 euro
Average Score: 91% - very good
Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 74%, features: 44%, display: 83% mobility: 78%, workmanship: 89%, ergonomy: 89%, emissions: 85%

Reviews for the Samsung 900X1B-A02

88% Review Samsung Series 9 900X1B Subnotebook | Notebookcheck
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.

Foreign Reviews

92% Ultrabooks im Test
Source: PC Games Hardware - 1/12 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 92%
95% Leicht, flach, stark
Source: SFT - 12/11 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 95%
92% Samsung Serie 9 900X1B A02
Source: Notebookinfo German 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%
Samsung 900X1B-A02DE
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2011
Rating: performance: 70% features: 30% display: 70% mobility: 30% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 70%
88% Test Samsung Serie 9 900X1B Subnotebook
Source: Notebookcheck German 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%
Schick, schlank, schnell
Source: c't - 3/12 German
battery runtime very good, office performance satisfying, 3D-gaming performance bad, display good, noise emissions good
Comparison, , Long, Date: 02/01/2012
Samsung 900X1B im Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
flat, light-weigh, robust, flawy workmanship
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/25/2012
Leichte Flunder
Source: c't - 22/11 German
Good weight, battery runtime, performance, matte display, silent fan
Single Review, , Long, Date: 10/01/2011

Comment

Series:

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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


2357M:

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.


11.6": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.072 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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.

Samsung reviews


91%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-09-15 (Update: 2012-05-26)