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Samsung 900X3B-A01


Samsung 900X3B-A01
Samsung 900X3B-A01 (Series 9 Series)
Intel Core i5-2467M 2 x 1.6 - 2.3 GHz, Sandy Bridge
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 3000, Core: 1150 MHz, Memory: 666MHz MHz,
3.8 GB 
, Dual-channel, 666MHz, 9-9-9-24
13.30 inch 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixel, SEC0500, PLS, glossy: no
Intel HM65
Samsung MZMPC128HBFU, 128 GB 
Intel Cougar Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5mm combo, Card Reader: 4-in-1 (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC)
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 3.0+HS
height x width x depth (in mm): 13 x 315 x 219 ( = 0.51 x 12.4 x 8.62 in)
38 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 6-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Webcam: 1.3MP HD Webcam
Additional features
Norton Internet Security 60-day Trial, 12 Months Warranty
1.162 kg ( = 40.99 oz / 2.56 pounds), Power Supply: 170 g ( = 6 oz / 0.37 pounds)
1300 Euro



Average Score: 76.43% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 71%, features: 79%, display: 85% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 96%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 86%

Reviews for the Samsung 900X3B-A01

90% Samsung 900X3B-A01 (Series 9) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
A Timeless Design. We didn't think Samsung could do it, but they have managed to turn an already superthin design even thinner and lighter. Has performance and quality suffered along the way? We find out here in our in-depth review of the 2nd generation 13.3-inch Series 9.
Samsung NP900x3EB
Source: Gadgetspeak English version
The only real problem I can see is with hard disc space after various small deductions for things like Office Starter which is in its own hidden partition, Hibernation area and a Recovery section the space available on the ‘C’ drive is a tad under 93GB and 35GB of that is already used, so you have available only 57.4GB of hard disc space.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/17/2012
Samsung Series 9 900X3B
Source: Computer Active English version
Thanks to the 1.6GHz Intel Core i5 processor and 4GB of RAM, the 900X3B is more than fast enough for most everyday tasks. The memory can't be upgraded beyond 4GB though. 4GB is enough for now, but it may be a problem in future as software tends to become more memory intensive.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/27/2012
80% Samsung Series 9 900X3B
Source: Computer Active English version
Although it's not marketed under Intel's Ultrabook branding, Samsung's new Series 9 900X3B laptop is an Ultrabook in all but name. The pricy Samsung Series 9 900X3B isn't perfect, but it's currently the best Windows alternative to the Apple Macbook Air thanks to its superb build quality, good screen and reasonably long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/27/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Samsung Series 9 NP900X3B Review: An Ultrabook With A Great Display
Source: English version
If you want a slim, light and stylish notebook with a high quality, high resolution display then the 13-inch Samsung Series 9 must be on your shortlist. If you value the display above everything else, then there’s very little competition. However, achieving the slim and light form factor has necessitated some compromises, particularly the below-average battery capacity and the congested ports, many of which need dongles, while Samsung are charging a premium to the users who value this notebook’s attributes. Performance is below average but is still more than adequate for most applications.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/15/2012
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 60%
80% Review: Samsung Series 9 (13.3in, 2012)
Source: Hexus English version
Samsung's Series 9 continues to serve as an indication of what tomorrow's computers will offer; strong performance, ultra-fast responsiveness and lush visuals in an exquisitely-thin and luxuriously-crafted form factor. This is, quite simply, the most beautiful laptop we've experienced and only in person will you get a true feel for how impossibly thin and light it really is.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/13/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
15-inch Samsung Series 9 review (2012)
Source: Engadget English version
More than anything, the 15-inch Series 9 makes us giddy about what laptops will look like a year from now. After all, if the original Series 9 foretold a market full of skinny Ultrabooks, might this machine be a harbinger for other larger-screened Ultrabooks with fast performance and extra long battery life?
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/09/2012
80% Samsung Series 9 900X3B review
Source: T3 English version
There’s no doubt that the Samsung Series 9 900X3B is a portable PC which will appeal more to style conscious web surfers than power hungry power users. Like the MacBook Air, however, we can forgive the Series 9 these shortcomings. It’s a slick product, and the root of our affections extend beyond lab tests and number crunching.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/26/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
65% Samsung Series 9 review
Source: PC Pro English version
Despite its weaknesses, the Series 9 is a bewitching prospect: the combination of beauty, burly build and a class-leading display are enough to set anyone’s credit card twitching. And you’ve got to hand it to Samsung: the pricing is bold at £100 dearer than a comparable MacBook Air, and £200 more than the Asus Zenbook UX31E.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/13/2012
Rating: Total score: 65% price: 83% performance: 67% features: 85% ergonomy: 50%
80% Samsung Series 9 900X3B review
Source: Trusted Reviews English version
The Samsung Series 9 900X3B is not just the thinnest, lightest 13in laptop in the world, but it’s also the best-looking, best sounding ultraportable we’ve come across. Its high-resolution PLS screen offers quality above any other laptop display on the market, its connectivity isn’t compromised by its sleek lines, and it’s great to use too with an excellent backlit keyboard and large, sensitive touchpad. Weighed against all this goodness, the 900X3B’s average battery life seems a minor downer, and overall Samsung’s latest ultraportable is worth every penny of its premium price.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/13/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 70% features: 90% display: 80% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 100%
Samsung Series 9 900X3B review: Hands-on
Source: T3 English version
This is a beautiful computer, a luxury option and a suitable alternative to a MacBook Air. Of course it's expensive, good things are.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/11/2012
Samsung Series 9 900X3B first look
Source: Trusted Reviews English version
Ultrabook it may not be but nevertheless, we're ultra impressed. If you can afford it, this laptop should be right at the top of your priority list. Narrowly missing out on a nomination for the TrustedReviews Awards 2011 powered by Duracell, could the Samsung Series 9 900X3B make the shortlist for next year's awards? See the full list of the TrustedReviews Awards 2011 Powered by Duracell.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/11/2012
Samsung Series 9 900X3B pictures and hands-on
Source: Pocket Lint English version
The new Series 9, the Samsung Series 9 900X3B, is not something that the Korean giant has chosen to label an Ultrabook. Specs-wise it is one, but the only conclusion we can draw is that is that "ultra" doesn't cover it. It's better than that.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/10/2012

Foreign Reviews

Đánh giá Samsung Series 9 thế hệ 2
Source: VNReview VN→EN version
Positive: Excellent design; Excellent display; Good connectivity; Good keyboard. Negative: Average battery life; Price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/19/2012



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.

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

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.


There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

» 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.

76.43%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.

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Stefan Hinum, 2012-01-18 (Update: 2012-05-26)