Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung 900X1B-A02
Haute Couture. Samsung wants to continue the success story of the bigger 900X3A with the 900X1B of the Series 9. The South Korean company fuses performance and battery life in an ultra slim and undoubtedly elegant case made of Duraluminum. Read in this review, if Samsung has launched its first ultrabook onto the market with the 900X1B and if the Apple MacBook Air 11 has to reinforce its efforts.
Source: PC Games Hardware - 1/12
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 92%
Source: SFT - 12/11
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 95%
Source: Notebookinfo DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/31/2011
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 95% ergonomy: 100% emissions: 92%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2011
Rating: performance: 70% features: 30% display: 70% mobility: 30% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 70%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 73% display: 85% mobility: 93% workmanship: 94% ergonomy: 93% emissions: 82%
Source: c't - 3/12
battery runtime very good, office performance satisfying, 3D-gaming performance bad, display good, noise emissions good
Comparison, , Long, Date: 02/01/2012
Source: Netzwelt DE→EN Archive.org version
flat, light-weigh, robust, flawy workmanship
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/25/2012
Source: c't - 22/11
Good weight, battery runtime, performance, matte display, silent fan
Single Review, , Long, Date: 10/01/2011
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).
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
Power efficient ULV processor clocked at 1.3 GHz without Turbo boost. Offers an integrated HD 3000 clocked at slow 350 / 950 MHz and a DDR3-1333 memory controller.
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This is a standard display format for tablet computers or small convertibles. You see more on the screen than on a smartphone but you can't use big resolutions well. On the other hand, mobility is not a problem.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Samsung: Samsung Group is the largest South Korean conglomerate and was founded in 1938. Samsung Group employed 489,000 people in 2014 and is one of the world's largest companies in terms of revenue and market strength. The name Samsung means "Three Stars" in Korean and represents the three sons of the company's founder. The company was founded in 1938 as a grocery store. With its subsidiary Samsung Electronics, founded in 1969, Samsung took up the production of electrotechnical items, focusing on consumer electronics and household appliances at an early stage. Other branches in which the large corporation is active include mechanical engineering, automobiles (Hyundai), insurance, wholesale, real estate and leisure. Samsung manufactures a wide range of electronic products, including smartphones, televisions, home appliances and semiconductors. The company's Galaxy line of smartphones is one of the most popular in the world. Samsung is also a major player in the semiconductor industry, making memory chips and processors for many other electronics manufacturers.
91%: There are not very many models that are rated better. Most of the assessments are in percentage ranges below that. The tested product is not considered perfect, but the sources give a clear purchase recommendation.
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