Samsung Notebook 9 NP900X5N-X01US
Average of 5 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung Notebook 9 NP900X5N-X01US
Lightweight and pricey. The new Notebook 9 carries an impressively bright display that is equally as fragile. The flexible chassis brings down an otherwise very portable and reliable machine.
It might look like a simple laptop, but Samsung's lightweight 15-inch Notebook 9 has several features that help it stand out from its ultraportable competition.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag
The Samsung Notebook 9 offers fast performance, a colorful display and long battery life in a crazy-light design, but it feels a bit cheap.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag
The Notebook 9's heft, or rather lack thereof, is astonishing. Its speedy CPU, comfy keyboard and brilliant display make it great for both work and play. If only it lasted longer on a charge or felt more durable.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Tech For Pennies
Overall, Samsung Notebook 9 NP900X5N-X01US is a great ultrabook. Its strengths lie in solid processor performance, beautiful Full HD screen and darn long battery life. It is not going to slow down before the heaviest of programs thanks to the i7 processor and (upgradeable) SSD. Also gaming to an extent works because dedicated graphics card is in place. And yes, the battery life is wonderful on this, you will be going the whole day with a single charge. All of this costs money, but if you are not ready to make compromises, this Samsung laptop is a very safe and powerful choice for quality ultrabook seekers!
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/31/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
The Samsung Notebook 9 NP900X5N-X01US is a premium ultrabook with all-day battery life and a full HD display. The Samsung Notebook 9 is a beautifully crafted piece of technology. Its all-silver chassis is fully built from lightweight aluminium, giving the ultrabook a professional feel featuring simple features, clean curves and a comfortable typing experience. Under the hood, it features a powerful Intel Core i7-7500U processor. This dual-core unit has a base clock speed of 2.7 GHz and a maximum boost speed of 3.5 GHz, not to mention it sports 4 megabytes of cache. As expected from a 7th-generation Intel processor, performance of the processor is top-notch. The laptop also has a dedicated graphics card installed, namely the NVIDIA GeForce 940MX GPU. Although it’s relatively better than an onboard video card, users shouldn’t expect to run many games at maximum settings with this graphic card. However, online multiplayer such as CS: GO, LoL and such will play just fine. The Samsung Notebook 9 NP900X5N-X01US comes with plenty of system memory for all multitasking needs, and more. To be precise, it has 16 gigabytes of DDR4 RAM installed, which should prove sufficient for any photography professionals, for moderate video editing software, for handling large data sets and many other tasks. The Samsung Notebook 9 features a new-generation, high-speed Solid State Drive storage unit, many times faster, more energy efficient and reliable than a mechanical HDD.
Measuring 0.6 by 13.7 by 9 inches (HWD) and weighing just 2.7 pounds, the new Book 9 is slim and light, but respectably sturdy thanks to its aluminium chassis and enhanced keyboard, which provides a premium feel in a highly portable ultrabook. It uses the same sleek curves from previous models, and uses a light titan color theme, though it has narrower bezels around the display. The result is a lighter laptop that packs a 15.6-inch IPS display into a similarly sized casing. This 350-nit display is bright and clear enough. The simple full HD resolution comes with it own benefits, especially improved energy efficiency, which extends the battery life by hours. The backlit keyboard is subtly sculptured and comes with a soft-touch matte finish on the individual keys. As expected, backlighting allows for easy typing in low-light conditions. As for connectivity, it includes a USB Type-C port, a USB 3.0 port and USB 2.0 ports. The Type-C port supports 4K display and fast charging, alongside a regular HDMI-out port. For Internet connectivity, there is no RJ-45 port, instead, a user will connect via Intel's Wireless-AC 8260 with support for 2×2 802.11ac standard and Bluetooth 4.1. The Samsung Notebook 9 is a good laptop for those who need something with higher specs and proper portability. Its design is missing the uniqueness of the older Samsung ultrabooks, but the generic ultrabook design still looks good.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX: Mid-range laptop graphics card based on the Maxwell architecture. Compared to the older 940M, the MX now also supports GDDR5 graphics memory and maybe slightly faster clock speeds. With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution. » 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.
7500U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.7 to 3.5 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process.» 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.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 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.
79.68%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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