SpecificationsNotebook: Samsung 900X3A-B01RU (Series 9 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 2467M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung 900X3A-B01RU
Samsung's first Series 9 was a stunning piece of kit, offering slim, light and powerful computing before the word ultrabook had even slipped out of Intel's mouth. The new Samsung Series 9 has received a boost in power over its predecessor as well as a considerable makeover. Sadly though, its high price makes it difficult to recommend over similarly performing ultrabooks.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/13/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: PC Advisor
It's such a shame that the Samsung can't squeeze a bit more speed from its processor or more life out of its battery, as it is a rather nice laptop. The backlit keyboard and non-reflective screen make it very easy to use in all kinds of environments. We especially like the ports at the side which can be hidden away when not in use.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/09/2012
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 80% ergonomy: 70%
Source: Reg Hardware
This is a machine very much for the professional show-off to be seen with – a salesman or a designer. If you’re not in this group, you still might appreciate the power and weight combination on offer here. I was extremely sceptical of the Series 9 concept to begin with, as I am wary of all “look-at-me!” designs. But by the end of the review period, it made perfect sense. It's a nice machine to use.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/03/2012
Rating: Total score: 85%
Source: Comp Reviews
Now that Samsung has corrected some of its original pricing issues thanks to the ultrabook compeition, the Series 9 is a much more attractive 13-inch ultraportable than it previously was. The performance is exceptional and the display is one of the best for using outside in bright light. Add in a nice keyboard and great warranty and it is a very attractive option.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/05/2011
Rating: Total score: 65% performance: 54% display: 85% mobility: 64% emissions: 17%
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/30/2012
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.
2467M: Power saving ULV processor clocked at 1.6-2.3 GHz due to Turbo boost. Offers an integrated HD 3000 clocked at slow 350 / 1150 MHz and a DDR3-1333 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this 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.
74%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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