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Samsung Notebook 9 Pro NP940X5M

Specifications

Samsung Notebook 9 Pro NP940X5M
Samsung Notebook 9 Pro NP940X5M (Notebook 9 Series)
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon RX 540 - 2048 MB, GDDR5
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4
Display
15 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 147 PPI, Capacitive, native pen support, IPS, 350nits, glossy: yes
Storage
256 GB NVMe, 256 GB 
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, 1 USB-C
Networking
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.1 x 347.2 x 239 ( = 0.67 x 13.67 x 9.41 in)
Battery
3530 mAh Lithium-Ion, 4-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD 720p
Additional features
Speakers: 2 x 1.5W, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.7 kg ( = 59.97 oz / 3.75 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1200 Euro

 

Average Score: 226.2% - very good
Average of 5 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 70%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Samsung Notebook 9 Pro NP940X5M

Samsung Notebook 9 Pro review: Good at almost everything, including light gaming
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Samsung’s Notebook 9 Pro does a very good job of balancing performance and features with battery life. It’s the kind of laptop a mainstream user can get without feeling they’ve compromised much. The discrete GPU, while modest, gives it a notable boost over laptops with integrated graphics. Best of all, the pen support and the long-lasting battery offer lots of productivity for the money. The tough choice is between this model and the Lenovo Yoga 720. It comes down to how much graphics power you want, and for what sort of tradeoff. The casual gamers will likely come down on the side of the Notebook 9 Pro.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/27/2017
70% Samsung Notebook 9 Pro (15-Inch)
Source: PC Mag English
The Samsung Notebook 9 Pro has a nice price compared with competitors, but a 15-inch 2-in-1 with a multimode hinge isn't as easy to grasp as smaller alternatives.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Samsung Notebook 9 Pro Review: Plastic And Pens
Source: The Verge English
When it comes to the Notebook 9 Pro, Samsung thinks sharing is caring. Available in both 13 and 15-inch versions, they’re equipped with most of the same core specs. That means Core i7 processors, up to 16GB of RAM, 128 / 256 / 512GB SSD storage options, and HDR-supporting 1080p LED panels. Internally, the only exclusive spec is for the 15-inch version, in the form of a low-end Radeon 540 discrete graphics chip. The 13-inch model starts at $949, while the 15-inch version tested costs $1,299.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Samsung Notebook 9 Pro (15-inch): Premium Features At A Friendly Rate
Source: iTech Post English
Samsung Notebook 9 Pro (15-inch) has a great set of features for a reasonable price. The included stylus fits into a handy custom slot on the body. However, as always there are some cons also that the device is heavier than many other 15-inch laptops, the body can get hot and the power button is awkwardly placed. The Samsung Notebook 9 Pro is packed with decent specs and features for a modest price of $1,199.99.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/08/2017
811% Samsung Notebook 9 Pro (15-inch) review:
Source: CNet English
The Samsung Notebook 9 Pro has a few design quirks, but is packed with features for a surprisingly modest price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 811% performance: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
80% Samsung Notebook 9 Pro (15-inch) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Samsung Notebook 9 Pro is a sleek 2-in-1 with a vivid display, strong performance and the best embedded stylus I've used in a laptop. Both the HP Spectre x360 ($1,500 when similarly configured) and the Dell XPS 15 ($2,075 when similarly configured) last far longer on a charge, but they cost quite a bit more than Samsung's laptop. Overall, the Notebook 9 Pro is a worthy buy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Samsung Notebook 9 Pro review
Source: Techradar English
Worthy of our Editor’s Choice Award, the Samsung Notebook 9 Pro is an economically-configured, stylish all-metal laptop sporting the company’s latest touchscreen and stylus technology to great effect.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/26/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%
Samsung Notebook 9 Pro preview: Flip screened laptop with built-in S Pen
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Samsung Notebook 9 Pro also comes in a 13.3-inch option and we’d look forward to getting a chance to review both fully.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/01/2017
Samsung’s Notebook 9 Pro brings the S Pen to the big leagues
Source: CNet English
We've seen the stylus before as part of Samsung's Note smartphone lineup. But this is the first time the company has built it into a laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/31/2017

Comment

AMD Radeon RX 540: Polaris based mid-range graphics card with 512 shaders (8 compute units) and a maximum clock speed of 1,219 MHz (according to AMD). Uses the new Polaris 12 chip like the faster Radeon RX 550 (not verified but highly likely) with the slightly improved 14nm FinFET process. 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.
15":

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.
1.7 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.


226.2%: This notebook model is regarded by the reviewers to be exceptionally good. There hardly exist laptops, which are rated so good. If this rating can be taken seriously, this is a clear recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2017-07- 2 (Update: 2017-07- 2)