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Samsung 900X4C-A03US

Specifications

Samsung 900X4C-A03USNotebook: Samsung 900X4C-A03US (Series 9 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 3517U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 15.0 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 1700 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the Samsung 900X4C-A03US

80% Samsung Notebook Series 9 NP900X4C Ultrabook Review
Source: APC Mag English
You've gotta hand it to Samsung, the vendor's taking the Apple chase seriously. All in all, though we'd have preferred more storage and perhaps a higher-resolution screen, this is an excellent offering from Samsung and one of the better put together and more distinctive thin and light notebooks around. Pretty compelling.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/03/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Samsung 900X4C - ultrabook ve velkém
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Quality processing; very quiet cooling system; long battery life. Negative: Some miniaturized connectors; the HD+ display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/09/2012

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 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.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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


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.


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


1.7 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 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


80%: 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.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Samsung 900X4C-A01FR
Core i5 3317U
» Samsung 900X4C-A02US
Core i5 3317U
» Samsung 900X4C-A01UK
Core i5 3317U
» Samsung 900X4C-A01US
Core i5 3317U
» Samsung 900X4C
Core i5 3427U

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Samsung 900X4C-A01IT
Core i5 3317U, 1.2 kg

Devices with the same GPU

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Core i3 3217U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» HP Envy 4-1120SW
Core i5 3317U, 14.0", 1.8 kg
» Asus ASUSPRO ESSENTIAL PU550CA
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» Asus UX32LA-R3065H
Core i7 4500U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
» HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G1
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Core i3 3120M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» HP 15-d090nr
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» Panasonic Toughbook CF-195HAAXMG
Core i5 3340M, 10.1", 2.3 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote TE69
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» Lenovo IdeaPad S500-59392348
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» Asus Taichi 21-CW005H
Core i5 3317U, 11.6", 1.25 kg
» Acer Travelmate X313-M-6824
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» Fujitsu Lifebook A532-0M45A1DE
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» Acer Iconia W701
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» HP Compaq Presario CQ58-d11SG
Core i3 3110M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Toshiba Portege Z10t-A-111
Core i5 3339Y, 11.6", 1.5 kg
» Samsung ATIV Tab 7 XE700T1C-G01DE
Core i5 3317U, 11.6", 0.9 kg
» Acer TravelMate P253-M-33114G50Mnks
Core i3 3110M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Asus X550CA-XO153H
Core i3 3217U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Acer Aspire E1-470P-6659
Core i3 3217U, 14.0", 1.916 kg
» Asus UX31A-C4037H
Core i7 3537U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
» HP Split 13-m006tu x2
Core i5 3339Y, 13.3", 1.1 kg
Current Prices

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-10- 9 (Update: 2012-10- 9)