SpecificationsNotebook: Samsung 900X3C-A04DE (Series 9 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 3517U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: no
Price: 1549 euro
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung 900X3C-A04DE
Facelift. Under the name 900X3C-A04DE Samsung offers the well-known 13.3-inch Premium Subnotebook with fresh hardware from Intel. In addition to the matte display with a resolution of 1600x900 pixels, an Intel Core i7-3517U dual-core processor, 4 GB of RAM, and a 256 GB SSD will be offered. Prices start from around 1500 Euros (~$1940).
Source: Digital Versus
Like Sony with the Vaio X505, Samsung has already attempted to launch a brand new type of device, the ultra-thin laptop (Samsung X1). Samsung can be proud of its new Series 9. The company has optimised the space available without sacrificing sturdiness or performance. We were pleased to see that the screen also got an upgrade and provides high-quality images.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
Source: Chip.de DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/21/2012
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 100% performance: 98% features: 70% display: 92% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 100%
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Top performance; IPS display; quiet and efficient cooling. Negative: Most of the connectors only at a reduced version requiring reduction; inappropriately positioned microphone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/04/2012
Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
3517U: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.9 - 3.0 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1150 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» 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.
94.67%: Indeed, this rating is very goodl There do not exist many notebook models, which are rated better.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.