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Samsung 900X4C-A04DE


Samsung 900X4C-A04DE
Samsung 900X4C-A04DE (Series 9 Series)
Intel Core i5-3317U 2 x 1.7 - 2.6 GHz, Ivy Bridge
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 4000, Core: 350 MHz, Memory: 800 MHz
8192 MB 
, Samsung M471B5273DH0-CK0 Dual Channel
15.00 inch 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixel, Samsung SEC0500, TN LED, glossy: no
SanDisk U100 128 GB, 128 GB 
, 128GB
HD Audio
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: audio combo-jack (headphone out, microphone in), Card Reader: SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, TPM, integrated microphone, VGA (not included) and RJ-45 (included) via adapter
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0
height x width x depth (in mm): 237 x 14.9 x 356.9 ( = 9.33 x 0.59 x 14.05 in)
62 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 8 Zellen, 8400 mAh, 7.4 Volt, Typ: AA-PBXN8AR
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Webcam: 1.3 Megapixel
Additional features
Speakers: 3 Watt Stereo Loudspeakers (2x 1.5 Watt), Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, RJ-45 Adapter, Power adapter with power cord, RJ-45 adapter, documents, Recovery-DVD, Microsoft Office 2010 Starter, Intel WiDi, CyberLink YouCam, Microsoft Silverlight, Norton Internet Security (60 day trial), Norton Online Backup, Skype, WildTangent Games, 24 Months Warranty
1.672 kg ( = 58.98 oz / 3.69 pounds), Power Supply: 189 g ( = 6.67 oz / 0.42 pounds)
1999 Euro



Average Score: 81.75% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 78%, features: 77%, display: 80% mobility: 94%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 83%

Reviews for the Samsung 900X4C-A04DE

86% Review Update Samsung 900X4C-A04DE Notebook | Notebookcheck
Longer battery life - courtesy of Ivy Bridge. Samsung's Series 9 top-of-the-line model delights us again with its unibody construction and perfectly executed input devices. The new processor allows for longer run times on battery. The HD+ display remains unchanged.
80% Samsung Series 7 Chronos review: expertly combines performance and features
Source: Tech Advisor English
It’s hard to fault a laptop that provides useful battery life, if you can find it for £600. The Chronos provides a good combination of performance and features for that price, and is a good option if you need an affordable workhorse laptop that can last most of a working day.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
67% Samsung Series 9 900X4C (15in) review
Source: PC Pro English
Samsung’s Series 9 range is unashamedly expensive, and the 900X4C is no exception: at £1,200, you’re paying a premium for a laptop that is pretty, portable and long-lasting. But while it’s probably the loveliest-looking 15in laptop on the market, it offers little that the 13in Asus Zenbook UX31E doesn’t serve up for substantially less money. Those who can afford it won’t be disappointed, but at this price this fine laptop falls tantalisingly short.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/14/2012
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 67% performance: 67% features: 83% ergonomy: 83%
80% Samsung Series 9 NP900X4C User Review
Source: English
So, will this notebook take over from the Lenovo T420s? So far the omens are looking positive: Better display; slim profile and less weight (particularly when the PSU is included); longer battery time and a feeling of durability. Adequate storage is the current bottleneck. I've already done one upgrade and can't wait for 512GB mSATA SSDs to arrive. And the final good news is that although the NP900X4C is wider than the T420s, its slender profile means that it will slip into the same bags.
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 90% features: 90% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 90%

Foreign Reviews

86% XL-Ultrabooks
Source: PC Magazin - Spezial 53 Ultrabooks German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 86%
88% Samsung Serie 9 900X4C im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/16/2012
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 91% features: 75% display: 84% mobility: 99% ergonomy: 89% emissions: 87%
72% Großes Ultrabook mit neuester Technik
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/17/2012
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 71% performance: 48% features: 73% display: 87% mobility: 91% ergonomy: 65%
Kleiner Großmeister – Hochmobiles 15-Zoll-Notebook mit exzellenter Verarbeitung
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/17/2012
Rating: performance: 70% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 50%
95% Samsung Serie 9 900X4C A04
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 95% display: 95% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 100% emissions: 85%
Mattes Display im flachen Gehäuse
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: very good workmanship and dimensions; good battery runtime; good display; convenient weight
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/22/2012



It wasn’t long until Samsung decided to join the ultrabook race. The series 9 is Samsung’s attempt at producing a Macbook Air competitor. This new version is lighter, smaller, and more affordable than not only the previous series 9 but also the Dell XPS13. The entire footprint is smaller making the laptop look like a 12 inch laptop. The specs are that of a standard ultrabook but with a slightly better screen resolution (1600x900). Obviously this can’t beat the Full-HD resolution of the Asus Zenbook UX32VD ultrabook but is just fine. Just like many other newer ultrabooks, the series 9 comes with the latest version of Intel processors under the Ivy Bridge platform which boosts up the performance by a little.

Made of a solid piece of aluminium, the new Series 9 also looks good. It has one of the best keyboards when compared to other ultrabooks. The keys are raised for better typing experience and it is backlit with a mild blue lighting. The touchpad on the other hand has some minor issues with its figure gesture operation. The built-in speakers aren’t that great as well when compared to some other ultrabooks. Samsung has only included two USB ports due to the very thin chassis but one of it is a USB 2.0 port which is surprising since every other manufacturer has moved to providing only USB 3.0 ports.

All in all, the new Samsung series 9 -13 inch laptop is a good ultrabook but price and specs wise it comes behind many other ultrabooks that are already in the market. Despite being thinner than the MacBook Air, it fails to be unique or premium.


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.

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

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.

1.672 kg:

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.

In 2015 and 2016, Samsung had a market share of around 24-25% in the global smartphone market and was undisputed market leader. In the laptop sector, Samsung is on the 8th place in the global manufacturer rankings from 2014-2016 with 1.7-2.7%.


In 2016 Samsung slipped into a crisis due to exploding smartphone batteries and a failed recall action.

81.75%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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


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HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3427U

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Dell Inspiron 15R i15RM-7537sLV
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Stefan Hinum, 2012-06- 6 (Update: 2012-06- 6)