Lisa Gade presents a reviews of the Samsung Series 9 Ultrabook. This is the new 900X3E model released in April/May 2013. It's a 13.3" Ultrabook that features updated Ivy Bridge CPUs and a full HD matte 1920 x 1080 display.
The model we look at has a 2.0GHz Intel Core i7 CPU, 4 gigs of RAM and a 128 gig SSD. This is a stunning machine that's 0.51" thick and weighs just 2.55lbs.
- 13.3-inch LED-backlit widescreen display with 1366 x 768 resolution and 400-nit high brightness.
- Intel Core i5
- 1.4 GHz low voltage Intel Core i5-2537M "Sandy Bridge" dual-core processor for smart performance with a speed boost (2.3 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology; 3 MB L3 cache). It also includes Intel's Hyper-Threading Technology enables each core of your processor to work on two tasks at the same time, delivering the performance you need for smart multitasking. And it comes equipped with Intel Quick Sync Video, which provides accelerated encoding, decoding, and transcoding features (for converting video for portable players or online sharing).
- 128 GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
- 4 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (upgradeable to 8 GB)
- Intel HD Graphics 3000 delivers built-in performance for casual and mainstream gaming with no extra graphics hardware needed.
- Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking capability provides up to five times the performance and twice the wireless range using 802.11n-compatible routers as you would with 802.11g networks. It's also backward compatible with 802.11b/g networks (commonly found at Wi-Fi hotspots and in older home routers).
- Next-generation Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity provides faster throughput while minimizing on power requirements. It's compatible with new Bluetooth 3.0-enabled devices as well as backward compatible with older Bluetooth-enabled peripherals such as printers and cell phones.
- 1.3-megapixel HD webcam
- Built-in stereo speakers (1.5 W x 2) with HD Audio
- Up to 7 hours of battery life
- Weight: 2.88 pounds
- Dimensions: 14.8 x 13.9 x 2.7 inches (WxHxD)
- Warranty: 3-year international warranty, 24/7 US-based tech support, and two way free standard shipping.
- Networking, Connectivity & Expansion
- 1 USB 3.0 port, 1 USB 2.0 port
- Micro HDMI high-definition audio/video output
- Microphone input port plus headphone output jack
- MicroSD memory card reader
- Fast Ethernet (10/100)
What's in the Box
Series 9 laptop with 13.3-inch screen (model NP900X3A-A03US), 40 watt AC adapter, rechargeable battery, operating instructions