PC World's Best BuySamsung's Series 9 (NP900X3C-A01AU) is a stunning laptop that's superbly built, has an excellent screen and which feels good to use. It's the thinnest notebook on the market and...
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Has a Front Camera
The Samsung 900X3C has a front camera. Most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years also have a front camera.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Samsung 900X3C supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most ultrabooks that have been available for a similar time to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all ultrabooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 900X3C.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of laptop is 133MHz.
SSD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.
L3 Processor Cache
This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as it.
Very Bright Display Brightness
When compared to other notebook PCs of this age and spec, the Samsung 900X3C's display brightness of 400 candellas per square meter is one of the brightest. The dimmest display brightness of ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the 900X3C is 200 cd/m² and the brightest is 400 cd/m².
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802.11g WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.
Fairly Big Megapixel Count
The Samsung 900X3C has one of the bigger megapixels counts (1.3 megapixels) amongst ultrabooks of this age. Across all the ultrabooks that are a similar age to the 900X3C the megapixels counts range from 0.3MP to 1.3MP, and the average megapixel count is 1.1MP.
Fairly Big Battery Capacity
The average battery capacity of ultrabooks that have been available for a similar time to the 900X3C is 4,400mAh. The Samsung 900X3C has a quite big battery capacity (5,880 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.
SSD Storage Medium
This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This notebook PC has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most frequently found EPEAT compliance on ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years.
Four Battery Cells
Most ultrabooks that were released around the same time as the 900X3C have between two and seven battery cells, including the Samsung 900X3C which has four battery cells.
Notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the 900X3C have heights of between 0.5" and 0.8". With a height of only 0.5 inches, the Samsung 900X3C is fairly thin compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.
At only 8.6 inches, the Samsung 900X3C is quite shallow compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the 900X3C. Across all the comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago the depths range from 8" to 9.3".
At only 12.3 inches, the Samsung 900X3C is quite narrow compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the 900X3C. The average width of notebook PCs of this age and type is 13", and the widths range from 12" to 17".
The widths of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the 900X3C range from 280mm to 390mm, and the average width is 330mm. The Samsung 900X3C is one of the narrower ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago (only 313.8 millimeters) amongst ultrabooks of this age.
The Samsung 900X3C is fairly light (only 1.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 900X3C. Ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the 900X3C have weights of between 870g and 2.6kg, and the average weight is 1.6kg.
7 Reasons Against
Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
The Samsung 900X3C is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the 900X3C do not have a full-size keyboard. The Samsung 900X3C is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 120GB and the biggest is 1.1TB. At only 128 gigabytes, the Samsung 900X3C has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Samsung 900X3C does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the 900X3C also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory
At only 4 gigabytes, the Samsung 900X3C has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the 900X3C is 8.9GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB.
Only One USB 3.0 Port
Most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the 900X3C have between one and three USB 3.0 ports, including the Samsung 900X3C which has one USB 3.0 port.
Quite Small Battery Capacity
With a battery capacity of only 44 watt-hours, the Samsung 900X3C has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst laptops of this age. The battery capacities of laptops that were launched more than two years ago range from 23Wh to 70Wh.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when this portable PC was released.
Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family
The Samsung 900X3C has a better processor family than most ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most laptops of this type and age have an Intel Core i5 processor family.
Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the Samsung 900X3C has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the 900X3C.
If you want a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 7537[plb_1740523_price] (6GB).
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Average Battery Life
With a battery life of 7 hours, the Samsung 900X3C has a fairly standard battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the 900X3C.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 1.7 gigahertz, the Samsung 900X3C has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the 900X3C.
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the Samsung 900X3C has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for a similar time to the 900X3C.
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Compatible Processor Series
Intel HM75 Express
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
133, 1333, 333, 1600
Processor Memory Type
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L, DDR3L-SDRAM
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x8, 1x1, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Size
Total Storage Capacity
SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 400, Intel HD Graphics 4000
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)
Samsung Support Center, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, ,WildTangent Game Console, Windows Live, Easy File Share, CyberLink YouCam, Easy Migration, Easy Settings, Software Launcher, Easy Support Center, Fast Browsing
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium, Lithium Polymer (LiPo), Polymer
External Power Adapter
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Adapter Power
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Wireless Display Connectivity
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Quick Start Guide
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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