Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung 900X5L-K02US
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
A 15-inch laptop with many of the benefits of an ultraportable, the Samsung Notebook 9 is a chameleonic computer capable of being almost anything you need.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Laptop Reviews Archive.org version
Power and portability both come at a price, and how you balance it matters. And with Notebook 9, Samsung did it quite well, dominating $1500 LG Gram 15 inch in almost every way, and competing well with the MacBook Pro. Also speaking of portability, the Notebook 9 is both thinner and lighter than the MacBook Air.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/23/2016
Source: PC World Archive.org version
As mentioned earlier, the one area where Samsung prevails is price. A base Dell XPS 15 with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD will set you back $1,500. For the same amount, the Notebook 9 Pro gives you a 4K panel and touch capabilities. To get the same kind of screen on the Dell, you’ll have to fork over almost $2,000. That Dell does give you 16GB of DDR4 RAM, a PCIe SSD, a bigger battery, and a faster GPU. You’re still out another $500, though.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Digital Trends Archive.org version
Power and portability both come at a price, and how you balance it matters. The $1,700 Dell XPS 15 and the $1,500 Asus Zenbook UX501 both beat out the Samsung Notebook 9 15-inch in benchmarks, but were considerably more expensive (as-tested) than the $1,200 Samsung is asking for our review unit.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
If you want a highly portable laptop with a large display for serious work, web browsing, video watching and more, the Samsung Notebook 9 15-inch is a very good choice. This notebook offers heavy-duty Core i7 power in a superlight design. And while it's not as ridiculously light as the LG Gram 15, this Samsung laptop lasts more than an hour longer on a charge.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Intel HD Graphics 520: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on some Skylake CPU models (15 W ULV series).
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
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.
6500U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.» 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.
77.5%: 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.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.