Samsung 900X3A-A01DE


Samsung 900X3A-A01DENotebook: Samsung 900X3A-A01DE (Series 9 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 2537M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 1600 euro
Average Score: 86.6% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 58%, performance: 83%, features: 62%, display: 92% mobility: 87%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 92%

Reviews for the Samsung 900X3A-A01DE

90% Samsung Notebook Series 9 (NP900X3A-A01AU) ultraportable laptop
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Overall, the Samsung Series 9 is a superb notebook. If you ever get the chance to use it, you'll probably fall in love with it, and that's because it's so thin and light, yet strong and extremely comfortable to use. It has an excellent screen, a fast solid state drive and its ultra-low voltage Core i5 CPU gives it good performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

89% Samsung 900X3A im Test: MacBook Air-Provokateur
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 87% features: 80% display: 100% mobility: 89% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
83% Samsung NP900X3A im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/09/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 83% features: 74% display: 79% mobility: 98% ergonomy: 88% emissions: 92%
Samsung 900X3A A01
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/25/2011
Rating: performance: 90% features: 30% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 50%
81% Test: Samsung 900X3A i5-2537M
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 58% performance: 73% features: 64% display: 100% mobility: 89% ergonomy: 83%
Schick, schlank, schnell
Source: c't - 3/12 German
battery runtime very good, office performance good, 3D-gaming performance bad, display good, noise emissions good
Comparison, , Long, Date: 02/01/2012
Samsungs 900X3A nimmt Apples MacBook Air die Luft
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
matte, bright display, excellent battery runtime, good workmanship and performance; "Best of Tom's Award"
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/25/2011
Samsung 900X3A
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
lightweigh, flat, sturdy case, bright and matte display, appropriate performance, long battery runtime; few connection options
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/12/2011
Samsung 900X3A im Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
mobility good, price high, performance mediocre
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/18/2011
90% Samsung 900X3A
Source: Komputer for alle DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/05/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%



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.

2537M: Power saving ULV processor clocked at 1.4-2.3 GHz due to Turbo boost. Offers an integrated HD 3000 clocked at slow 350 / 900 MHz and a DDR3-1333 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

13.3": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.3 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 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

86.6%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.

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

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Dell Latitude 3330
Core i3 2375M, 1.77 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad S300-59359324
Celeron 887, 1.8 kg
» Samsung 900X3D-A01US
Core i5 2537M, 1.1 kg
» Samsung 530U3B-A02US
Core i5 2467M, 1.5 kg
» Acer Aspire S3-391-6046
Core i3 2367M, 1.4 kg
» Samsung 530U3B-A01RS
Core i5 2467M, 1.4 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad U310-59-348996
Core i3 2377M, 1.7 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L830-10G
Core i3 2367M, 1.9 kg
» Samsung 530U3B-A01NL
Core i5 2467M, 1.4 kg
» Sony Vaio SVS1311E3E
Core i3 2350M, 1.7 kg
» Asus UX32A-R3001V
Core i3 2367M, 1.5 kg
» Asus UX32A-DB31
Core i3 2367M, 1.5 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook UH55
Core i3 2367M, 1.6 kg
» Samsung 530U3B-A03PL
Core i3 2367M, 1.5 kg
» Dell XPS 13-321X-0281
Core i7 2637M, 1.4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L830-10X
Core i3 2367M, 1.9 kg
» Asus UX31E-RY027V
Core i3 2367M, 1.3 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad U300s-108029U
Core i7 2677M, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba Portégé Z830-10P
Core i3 2367M, 1.1 kg
» Sony Vaio SVT1311M1ES
Core i3 2367M, 1.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCZ23Z9E
Core i7 2640M, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCZ23J9E
Core i7 2640M, 1.2 kg
» Toshiba Portégé Z830-11M
Core i5 2467M, 1.2 kg
» Toshiba Portégé Z830-10J
Core i5 2467M, 1.1 kg
» Toshiba Portégé Z830-10E
Core i5 2557M, 1.1 kg
» HP Folio 13-1012tu
Core i5 2467M, 1.5 kg
» HP Folio 13-1029wm
Core i3 2367M, 1.5 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad U300s-M6842GE
Core i5 2467M, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba Portégé R835-P88
Core i5 2450M, 1.4 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-03-30 (Update: 2012-05-26)