Samsung Series 9

  |   by NotebookReview Staff

The Samsung Series 9 NP900X3B is Samsung’s top of the range offering in the 13-inch ultrabook category. The Series 9 includes an Intel i5-2467M processor (1.6GHz with TurboBoost to 2.3GHz, 3MB cache), 13.3 inch anti-glare 1600 x 900 with LED backlighting, 4GB DDR3 RAM, a 128GB SATA 3 SSD, and a weight of just over 2.5 pounds.

  • Processor: Intel i5-2467M CPU (1.6GHz with TurboBoost to 2.3GHz, 3MB cache)
  • Chipset: Intel HM65
  • Screen: 13.3 inch anti-glare 1600 x 900 WXGA+ LED Backlit
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3-1333 dual channel RAM (Samsung, 9-9-9-24 soldered on board )
  • Storage: mSATA 128GB SATA 3 SSD (Sandisk U100)
  • Optical Drive: None
  • Wireless: WiDi compatible Intel 6230 802.11abgn (dual band + Bluetooth 3.0)
  • Graphics: Intel HD3000
  • UK 81 key island type backlit keyboard
  • Elan touchpad (98mm  x 67mm  ( 3.85? x 2.6 ?)
  • Web camera (at display top) and microphone (on right side)
  • Battery: 11.1V 40Wh 6-cell
  • 40W ?slim? PSU
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • Dimensions: 314 x 219 x 15mm  (including rubber pads about 2mm thick) or 12.4″ x 8.6″ x 0.6″
  • Actual weight: 1.15kg  / 2.54 lbs
  • Travel weight: 1.48kg / 3.26 lbs (with standard 40W PSU and 1m mains cable)

  • Pros

    • Fantastic high-res display
    • Excellent performance
    • Good backlit keyboard
    • 7.5 hours of battery life
  • Cons

    • Limited amount of ports
    • Loud touchpad clicks
    • Pricey

Quick Take

The Samsung Series 9 is one of the most well-rounded Ultrabooks we've seen with excellent performance, decent speakers and a great display.

Read Our Full Review: Samsung Series 9 NP900X3C Review

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