|Screen Size||15 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1600 x 900|
|Processor||1.7 GHz Core i5-3317U|
|RAM||8 GB DDR3|
|Memory Speed||1600 MHz|
|Hard Drive||128 GB|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel HD Graphics 4000|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||1|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||2|
Samsung Series 9 NP900X4C-A02US 15-Inch Ultrabook (1.7GHz Intel Core i5-3317U Processor, 8GB DDR3, 128GB HDD, Windows 7 Professional) Ash Black
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- Intel Core_i5_3317U Processor 1.7GHz
- 8 GB RAM
- 128GB Hard Drive
- 15-Inch Screen
- Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
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But when I saw the design and form factor of this Samsung, I guess my initial impression was to give it a shot before maybe trying to sell it in for the Asus.
* Display is extremely bright and vivid, even better than the Asus LED back-lit monitor that I have. I seriously just use it at half brightness because it is THAT bright.
* FAST BOOT. I boot from cold at around 5 SECONDS. And less than 1 SECOND from sleep. THAT BLEW MY MIND. This is under the new Windows 8 though, which is supposed to be much faster than Windows 7.
* EXTREMELY THIN, it is the thinnest and coolest looking laptop arguably out there. It is made of PURE aluminum and it is freezing cold to the touch :D.
The brush aluminum is very nice, and it truly feels like it was carved out from a solid block of metal.
* Gaming is OK. I could play SCII on native resolution, with all texture set on low. This laptop is not made for gaming, so if you are planning to do so, expect the fan to run very loudly, and the heating to increase significantly.
* During regular use, it stays very cool and SILENT LIKE A NINJA.
* Battery life is powerful, I can easily get 6+ hours for regular activities (web, reading, word). This is considering that the brightness is so high.
* Versatile power saving controls (even has light sensitive controlled back-light). You can also control whether the fan turns on or not.Read more ›
However after looking at the specs and talking to a few IT buddies they convinced me that this Ultrabook would be just as good only way more portable. And they were right. The 15 inch screen is certainly big enough for my purposes and after testing it with my favorite processing power hungry programs (Camtasia and Dragon Naturally Speaking) it didn't miss a beat.
So now I have a sleek, awesome looking Ultrabook that does everything I need and handles my programs with ease. I thought it was going to be a pain in the butt to keep storing things on external hard drives but have found the process of saving working files to and from my 1TB external drive via USB 3.0 to be much better than I expected. My old desktop didn't have USB3.0 so I was used to much slower file transfer times (I love upgrading to newer technology and being pleasantly surprised).
All in all the Samsung series 9 looks amazing, like all Ultrabooks is light and portable, and from the point of view of a user who doesn't do anything too crazy on it besides surfing the web, watching the odd movie, writing articles for my site (using voice recognition software mostly), and editing a few HD videos for YouTube channel, I have found it to be an excellent purchase.
I found the laptop very fast locally when doing things, but as soon as you start using the WiFi it becomes extremely slow. I am a network guy by profession and have built some very large WiFi and LAN/WAN networks for some very large corporates, therefore I know what I am talking about. I tweaked all the settings on the laptop, tried to find the latest driver for the Intel Centrino but here was none. Tweaked my Apple Airport Extreme settings and still no luck, I then also took the laptop to work and also tried with another WiFi router but still no luck. The issue was that I always got a very good signal, but the traffic throughput was extremely slow. I even compared the throughput with a very old HP Laptop running only 802.11b and it was still a lot faster then the Samsung.
Googled the issue after mucking around for two weeks on this and then found that others were having the same issue too and the only way to resolve it is by connecting up an external WiFi dongle. This is not what I wanted, therefore called Samsung for a refund but they just wanted to fix the laptop, extremely frustrated I sold the laptop on e-bay and recovered my outlay. I have now bough another brand laptop and am extremely happy.
BTW. I called up the shop from where I bought the Laptop and they said that they have had several other complaints about the same issue..Read more ›
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