SpecificationsNotebook: Samsung 900X4C-A01UK (Series 9 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 15.0 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: no
Price: 1700 euro
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung 900X4C-A01UK
Source: Digital Versus
The outstanding 13" Series 9 isn't the only ultrabook in Samsung's new range. Despite overall good performance (video games notwithstanding) and high-end finishing, the atrocious quality of the display sets the Series 9 back all the way from five stars on the 13" to three stars on this 15". If you have to choose, we definitely recommend the 13" version with the PLS display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/27/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
When Samsung first released its Series 9 ultra-portable laptop last year, we were blown away by the power it generated from such a slim body. The new Samsung Series 9 may be on the pricey side, but it draws excellent performance from the latest Intel chip inside the gorgeous, slim body, making it perfect for intense work on the go.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/26/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: PC Advisor
That great anti-glare display and crisp all-aluminium shell lift the Samsung Series 9 15-incher above the ultrabook rabble, and speedy Intel silicon inside keeps the notebook fast and very far from ephemeral. If you need a light and limber laptop with a great 15in screen, look no further than the 900X4C.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 70% ergonomy: 80%
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 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.
3317U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.7 - 2.6 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display size represents a treshold between the small sizes of subnotebooks and ultrabooks and the standard-sizes of office- and multimedia laptops on the other hand. Laptops with that size are somewhat rare, nowadays.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 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.
76.67%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.