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Samsung 900X3C-A04DE


Samsung 900X3C-A04DE
Samsung 900X3C-A04DE (Series 9 Series)
Graphics adapter
4 GB 
, DDR3, 1600 MHz, onboard
13.30 inch 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixel, SEC0100, PLS, Diagonal: 33.8cm, LED, HD+, 400nit, glossy: no
Intel HM75 (Panther Point)
Lite-On LMT-256M3M, 256 GB 
Intel Panther Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5mm jack, Card Reader: SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, RJ-45 & VGA via Adapter
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.0
height x width x depth (in mm): 13 x 314 x 219 ( = 0.51 x 12.36 x 8.62 in)
44 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 5880 mAh, 7.5 volt, integrated
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Webcam: 1.3 Megapixel
Additional features
Keyboard: Chiclet-Style, Keyboard Light: yes, Subnotebook, 40watt power adapter and cable, RJ-45-Adapter, Recovery-DVD, Documents, Absolute Reminder, CyberLink YouCam, Intel WiDi, Microsoft Office 2010 Starter, Norton Internet Security (test version), Norton Online Backup, Skype & Software from Samsung and Microsoft, 24 Months Warranty, Color: Mineral Ash Black
1.186 kg ( = 41.83 oz / 2.61 pounds), Power Supply: 189 g ( = 6.67 oz / 0.42 pounds)
1549 Euro



Average Score: 94.67% - very good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 100%, performance: 90%, features: 66%, display: 91% mobility: 97%, workmanship: 96%, ergonomy: 97%, emissions: 82%

Reviews for the Samsung 900X3C-A04DE

90% Review Update Samsung Series 9 900X3C-A04DE Subnotebook | Notebookcheck
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).
100% Samsung Series 9 Revamped to Full HD
Source: Digital Versus English version
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%

Foreign Reviews

94% Absoluter Ultrabook-Traum
Source: German DE→EN version
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%
Samsung 900X3C - tenký a s perfektním displejem
Source: CZ→EN version
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.

» 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.


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.

94.67%: This rating is indeed excellent. There are not many models that are rated better. This can definitely be seen as a purchase recommendation.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Current Prices
Stefan Hinum, 2012-12- 3 (Update: 2012-12- 3)