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Samsung Series 9 NP900X3C-A02US 13.3-Inch Ultrabook (Ash Black)

by Samsung
10 customer reviews

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  • Intel Core_i5_3317U Processor 1.7GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Hard Drive
  • 13.3-Inch Screen
  • Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
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Product Description

Product Description

Samsung Series 9 Business Notebook with Titan silver finish.... Intel Core i5- 3317U (1.7GHz 3MB Level 3 Cache); 4GB DDR3 RAM; 13.3" SuperBright Plus widescreen display 1366x768 HD LED backlit Display 400 nits Brightness; 128GB Solid State Drive (mSATA); Intel 3000 HD Graphics; I/O Ports: 1xUSB 2.0 1xUSB 3.0 (Sleep-and-Charge USB) Micro HDMI Headphone out Mic-in Internal Mic RJ45 Micro SD memory Card Slot; NO Optical Drive; Connectivity: Intel 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi Gigabit LAN Bluetooth 3.0 Intel Widi Capable; 6-Cell Lithium Battery 6300mAh (non-removable) 1000 cycles; Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit; Norton Internet Security (60 Day Trial) Samsung Rocovery Solution Samsung Update Plus Easy Display Manager Easy Battery Manager easy Speedup Manager Adobe Reader Samsung Support Center BIOS password and HDD password protection; 1.3 Mega Pixel HD webcam backlit keyboard 3W Stereo Speakers (1.5W x 2) SRS 3D Sound Effect; Dimensions: 19.17 (W)x 4.65 (D) x 12.52 (H) 7.36 lbs.; Battery Life Status: up to 7 hours.

Designed with mobility in mind, Samsung's durable, ultra premium, lightweight Series 9 laptop (model NP900X3C-A01US) offers mobile professionals and power users a sophisticated laptop equally suited for work and entertainment. Featuring a minimalist look that is both simple and sophisticated, its polished aluminum uni-body design offers an iconic look and feel that pushes the envelope with an edge just 0.5 inches thin. This Series 9 laptop also includes a brilliant 13.3-inch SuperBright Plus display with HD+ technology, 128 GB Solid State Drive (SSD), 4 GB of system memory, and up to 9 hours of battery life.

series 9 13-inch front
The Series 9 laptop with 13.3-inch SuperBright Plus display (view larger).
At a Glance
At a Glance:
  • 13.3-inch HD+ display

  • 1.7 GHz Intel Core i5-3317U ultra-low voltage, dual-core processor

  • 128 GB solid state drive

  • 4 GB installed RAM

  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000

  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0

  • HDMI output

  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional

  • See full specs below
At a Glance

It's powered by a third-generation, low-voltage Intel Core i5 dual-core processor, which provides breakthrough digital media management, content creation, and 3D gaming capabilities. With updated Intel Turbo Boost Technology, the latest Core i5 increases speed automatically for whatever you're doing. And you'll enjoy a rich set of new features for a stunning and seamless visual PC experience with no additional hardware.

This Series 9 laptop features one super-speed USB 3.0 port--the latest development in USB data transfer technology. Perfect for transferring and retrieving large files between your PC and an external hard drive or digital camera, USB 3.0 offers the speediest, most efficient way get what you need from external devices. (It also has a standard USB 2.0 port, plus USB 3.0 is backward compatible.)

It comes pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Professional operating system. You'll also experience new ways to deliver your best work with Office Starter 2010 (learn more below).

Note: This Samsung laptop does not include an integrated optical disc drive, but you can connect an optional CD/DVD drive via one of its USB ports.

A Display that's Twice as Bright

Form meets function in the Series 9 display screen. It's twice as bright as a standard screen, has an unmatched viewing angle at 170 degrees, and features SuperBright Plus display HD+ technology that transforms your viewing experience with 400-nit brightness so you see brilliant color and images even when viewing in direct sunlight. And with HD+, you can fit more of what you really want on your screen and do less scrolling.

Set Your Laptop to Stun

While striking to look at, the Series 9 laptop also sets a premium performance standard. With startup speeds and an extremely fast resume from sleep, you'll get even more done and it leaves every other PC in the airport lounge or conference room behind.

series 9 display compare
Twice as bright as standard notebook screens and with a 1600 x 900-pixel resolution (view larger).

Solid State Drive to Start Even Faster

The Series 9 features a 128 GB solid state drive (SSD) that offers plenty of storage. And, with no moving parts, your data is more secure. It boots up 60 percent faster than a hard disk drive (HDD) and you'll use less power with faster data access. Fast Start Technology saves your data and system configurations to your hard drive and PC memory, so in an instant you can power back on right where you left off.

Connectivity without Compromise

The power of networking is important, but with the new Series 9 it's all about connections. The Series 9 is equipped with a full line of ports for ultimate connectivity--even a full size, masterfully designed SD card slot. And to keep you plugged into what's next, it also features mini Ethernet, HDMI and VGA connectors that are ready and set to go with an adapter dongle.

Longer Battery Life and Life Span

The Series 9 delivers mobility and freedom with its power efficient performance and extensive battery life of up to 9 hours on this 13-inch model. Its advanced lithium-polymer battery and Samsung's innovation PowerPlus charging technology make the battery lifespan last up to three times longer than the typical notebook battery so you can keep going, without worrying how much battery life is left.

Your Favorite Content on the Big Screen

Stop crowding around a laptop screen and enjoy all of your personal and online content on your big screen by wirelessly connecting your laptop to your TV. With Intel Wireless Display (WiDi), you can sit back and experience your favorite videos, photos, movies, online TV shows, and more--all with great image clarity up to 1080p.

Simply connect an optional adapter for Intel Wireless Display (such as the Netgear Push2TV PTV2000 and Belkin ScreenCast adapters) to your TV, follow a few simple steps, and you're off and running. Set it up once, and sharing your screen is as easy as pushing a button.

Key Specifications

13.3-inch SuperBright Plus display with 1600 x 900 resolution for native HD+ viewing (400-nit brightness; non-glare screen)

1.7 GHz Intel Core i5-3317U ultra-low voltage, dual-core processor (2.6 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology; 3 MB L3 cache)

128 GB solid state drive (SSD)

4 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1600 MHz; maximum capacity)

Intel HD Graphics 4000 integrated graphics solution for everyday computing with support for Microsoft DirectX 11 games.

1.3-megapixel HD webcam

Built-in stereo speakers with 3 watts of power (1.5W x 2) and SoundAlive enhancement

Up to 9 hours of battery life (6-cell battery; 3610 mAh)

Dimensions and Weight: 12.3 x 8.6 x 0.50 inches (WxDxH); 2.55 pounds

Wireless & Networking

  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) for ultra-fast connectivity to home and business networks (requires Wireless-N router to optimize speed and range).
  • Intel Wireless Display functionality (requires adapter)
  • Next-generation Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity provides faster throughput while minimizing on power requirements. Backward compatible with older Bluetooth-enabled peripherals such as printers and cell phones.
  • Ethernet connectivity (via included dongle)

Connectivity & Expansion

  • 1 super-speed USB 3.0 port with up to 10x the speed of USB 2.0 (and is backward compatible with your USB 2.0 peripherals). Also includes Sleep-n-Charge capabilities.
  • 1 standard USB 2.0 ports
  • Micro HDMI port for connecting to a compatible HDTV.
  • VGA video output (via optional dongle)
  • Multi-format memory card slot (compatible with SD, SDHC, SDXC, and MMC media)
  • Microphone and headphone jacks
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series 9 13-inch left


series 9 13-inch keyboard
Full-sized keyboard (view larger).

What's in the Box

Series 9 laptop with 13.3-inch screen (model NP900X3C-A01US), AC adapter, rechargeable battery, operating instructions

Included Software
  • Easy Display Manager (instantly view computer status with perfect visibility)
  • Microsoft Office 2010 Starter (with limited functionality versions of Word and Excel
  • Norton Internet Security 2011 (60-day Trial)
  • Samsung Recovery Solution (backs up your laptop easily)
  • Samsung Support Center (keeps your laptop running smoothly with the latest drivers)

1-year limited warranty on parts and labor.


  • Energy Star (5.2)
  • EPEAT Gold

Pinning web sites
Pin web sites with Internet Explorer 9 (view larger).

Windows 7 Professional

Work Anywhere Easier

Get everything you need for business and home with Windows 7 Professional .

  • Run many Windows XP productivity programs in Windows XP Mode*
  • Backup and recover your data easily with automatic back-ups to your home or business network.
  • You'll be able to connect to company networks easily and more securely with Domain Join.

Windows 7: Your PC Simplified

  • Improved desktop navigation features like Snap, Peek and Shake, make it easier to manage all of your open windows.
  • Find virtually anything on your PC--from documents to songs to email--just by typing a word or two with Windows Search.
  • Designed to make your PC sleep and resume quicker.
  • Watch, pause, rewind and record TV with Windows Media Center to watch whenever and where ever you want.**

Get a Faster, Safer Web with a New PC and Internet Explorer 9

  • Helps protect against identity theft and malicious software with SmartScreen Filter.
  • Movies, TV, and videos look better and run more smoothly.

Create, Connect, and Share with Windows Live

Windows 7 and Windows Live bring it all together for free. Get the free set of programs that make it simple to create and share amazing photos and movies, organize mail, and stay connected with your closest friends.

  • Get free online storage with Windows Live SkyDrive.
  • Sync files on your PCs automatically with Windows Live Mesh.
  • Share photos during video chats with Windows Live Messenger.***
  • Easily edit photos. Combine the best parts of multiple photos into one perfect photo with Photo Fuse.

You can download Windows Live for FREE at

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Create, connect, and share (see larger image).


office    office

Complete Your PC Experience with Microsoft Office 2010

  • Includes reduced functionality versions of Microsoft Word and Excel with advertising. (Note that PowerPoint or Outlook are not included.)
  • Purchase Office 2010 today and get the most out of your new PC.


* Available as a separate download on Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate if not pre -installed.
** Additional hardware may be required. Not available in all countries. (See for more information.)
*** Requires a compatible microphone, speakers or headset, webcam, and broadband connection.

Product Information

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Screen Size13.3 inches
Screen Resolution1600 x 900
Processor1.7 GHz Core i5-3317U
Memory Speed 1600 MHz
Hard Drive128 GB
Graphics CoprocessorIntel HD Graphics 4000
Chipset BrandIntel
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Brand NameSamsung
SeriesSeries 9
Item model numberNP900X3C-A02US
Operating SystemWindows 7;
Item Weight2.6 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H12.30 x 8.60 x 0.50 inches
Color Ash Black
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Flash Memory Size128
Optical Drive TypeNo
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery TypeLithium Polymer (LiPo)
Additional Information
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Shipping Weight7.2 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First AvailableJune 3, 2012
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Clarence Koo on August 22, 2012
I considered a wide range of ultrabooks, buying this one b4 I could see it, although I did play with the prior Sandybridge version. My biggest hesitations were twofold, based on both on-line reviews of the predecessor and my hands-on playing: 1) so thin that keyboard not great, and 2) poor battery life. I am happy to say that while yes the keyboard is not great for touch-typing, it is largely true you get used to it. It's not nearly as good as my old Lenovo X series, I do still make more typing mistakes, but I think probably just below par for most ultrabooks. On battery life, I am very happy to say it's fine, much better than the predecessor it seems. I can get a good 5+ hours of it doing regular Microsoft Office work and wifi surfing. I have not tested it playing videos though, as I just use my laptop for that.

Other pros: you likely heard the screen is very bright and clear, and it's true. It's also matte, which I prefer. And yes it's just about the thinnest and lightest ultrabook (maybe Toshiba technically beats Series 9 here?). Lastly, I didn't place much importance on looks when choosing, but after I unpacked it, I realised how really gorgeous it is!

Other cons: The need for proprietary ports puts it behind say the HP. I decided that as I almost always use wifi, I can just leave the extra dongles in my travel bag (e.g., VGA dongle to present to clients), so not a big negative to me. Backlighting is only visible in totally dark rooms, not dim rooms, unlike Macbook air or some other ultrabooks. And yes the 128G version seems to largely (or only) come with the Sandisk SSD, which is slower than the competitors.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mike on January 2, 2013
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Just got this ultrabook and so far I am impressed.

Fast and efficient Ivy bridge processor 5/5 stars (latest and greatest CPU)
Aesthetically pleasing 5/5 stars (which i could give more stars here)
Extremely thin and light (lightest and thinnest laptop I have seen, including 13.3 inch new Macbook Air) 5/5 stars
Windows 7 PRO 64-bit standard (difference between A01 and A02) 5/5 stars
Pretty quick charging (~1 hour from close to no charge to almost full) 4.5/5 stars
Screen is BEAUTIFUL (1600x900 is really amazing to see in person) and matte screen works well. 5/5 stars
Backlit KEYBOARD YES!!! 5/5 stars

Touchpad is not the greatest and takes a little getting used to. I'd give it 3.5/5 stars
SSD - Be aware the SSD in this model is the Sandisk U100 128GB. This is a slow SSD, but still loads better than a HDD in terms of performance. 3/5 stars
4GB soldered RAM to the motherboard; non-upgradeable. N/A stars

1x USB 3.0
1x USB 2.0
Headphone jack
mini LAN port(requires included adapter)

So far, in my limited time with this ultrabook, it is indeed among the best I have seen (I checked out UX31A DB51 as well). The good news is that the SSD is upgradeable. Be aware, this laptop uses a mSATA SSD. My perfect laptop would be this one with a 512GB mSATA and SSD performance rivaling my desktops' Vertex 4. Alas, I will wait for SSD prices to continue to drop like a bag of bricks so I can cheaply upgrade the SSD. Right now it looks like Mushkin makes a good 240GB mSATA drive if you have-to-have the fastest SSD.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By NYDoc on March 18, 2013
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pros: light, powerful full computer (not just a netbook), short boot up time (SSD)
cons: sligthly glitchy touchpad, cost

Have had tons of desktops and laptops in past. Needed a new laptop but this time decided to get something more portable as my typical "desktop replacement" laptops in the past were, in retrospect, a hassle to lug around. Read a great cnet laptop review and decided the 13 inch was the way to go (not too small of a screen, not too heavy of a weight). Got it and love it. The screen is not too small, and if i need to i can zoom in on the touchpad. The weight is perfect. It does NOT get too hot for me as another reviewer suggested. The touchpad is a touch glitchy, but just a touch, and not a deal breaker. Reading the reviews before purchase i planned on getting a mouse, but I wont anymore b/c its not the touchpad isnt THAT bad. I gave Samsung an extra look when it came to laptops b/c of my great smartphone experience, (note 2) and I'm glad i did. OnSale seller did great and got it to me earlier than expected.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By AFSClimber87 on October 13, 2013
I am an owner of a MacBook. Therefore, saying that I have "high standards" when it comes to laptop computing almost goes without saying. I bought this laptop because I needed it for law school, specifically since you cannot download OneNote onto Apple and that program ROCKS (Shame on you Microsoft: Apple users can get almost every Office program but OneNote? Really? Please change this policy immediately).

I digress, so let me get right to the details:


-The matte non-glare screen is amazing! I have yet to experience any problems.
-Keyboard is wonderful and incredibly functional for typing.
-Touchpad can be configured to be more OR less sensitive!!! THIS IS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT for professional students such as myself who find ourselves from time-to-time accidentally "palm-swiping" the Touchpad while typing. The result is that the pointer would move to another part of the page while typing (causing headaches). The Touchpad is visibly embedded into the computer and that reduces the likelihood that this will happen.
-Easily rivals the Macbook Air for lightness.
-Very intuitive controls (esp. on the keyboard).
-Boots incredibly fast.
-Samsung software can easily configure updates/problems on their proprietary PCs and their support staff has been very helpful thus far.
-Design is STUNNING.
-Does not easily get scratched and has a very nice texture.
-The screen hinge feels great and stays stable.
-An ultrabook in every sense of the word.


-Battery life can be improved (but maybe at the cost of how ridiculously light it is).
-Screen brightness could be increased (but this may affect the aforementioned battery life).
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