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Samsung Series 9 NP900X4C-A01US 15.0-Inch Ultrabook (Ash Black)

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  • Intel 1.7 GHz Core i5-3317U Processor
  • 8 GB DDR3 RAM
  • 128 GB Solid-State Hard Drive
  • 15.0-Inch Screen
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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Product Information

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Screen Size15 inches
Screen Resolution1600 x 900
Processor1.7 GHz Core i5-3317U
Memory Speed 1600 MHz
Hard Drive0 GB flash_memory_solid_state
Graphics CoprocessorIntel HD 4000 Graphics
Chipset BrandIntel
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Brand NameSamsung
SeriesSeries 9
Item model numberNP900X4C-A01US
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Item Weight3.6 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H14 x 9.30 x 0.58 inches
Color Ash Black
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count2
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Flash Memory Size128
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Optical Drive TypeNo
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery TypeLithium Polymer (LiPo)
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #13,889 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight8.5 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableJune 3, 2012
Warranty & Support
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Product Description

Product Description

Samsung NP900X4C 15" LED Ultrabook - Intel Core i5 i5-3317U 1.70 GHz - Mineral Ash Black NP900X4C-A01US 41


Designed with mobility in mind, Samsung's durable, ultra premium, lightweight Series 9 laptop (model NP900X4C-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 0.58 inches thin. This Series 9 laptop also includes a brilliant 15-inch SuperBright Plus display with HD+ technology, 128 GB Solid State Drive (SSD), 8 GB of system memory, and up to 10 hours of battery life.

series 9 15-inch front
The Series 9 laptop with 15-inch SuperBright Plus display (view larger).
At a Glance
At a Glance:
  • 15-inch HD+ display

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

  • 128 GB solid state drive

  • 8 GB installed RAM

  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000

  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0

  • HDMI output

  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

  • 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 two super-speed USB 3.0 ports--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 Home Premium 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 340-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 10 hours on this 15-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

15-inch SuperBright Plus display with 1600 x 900 resolution for native HD+ viewing (340-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)

8 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (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 4 watts of power (2.0W x 2) and SoundAlive enhancement

Up to 10 hours of battery life (8-cell battery; 8400 mAh)

Dimensions and Weight: 14 x 9.3 x 0.58 inches (WxDxH); 3.51 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
series 9 15-inch left series 9 15-inch cover
series 9 15-inch right


series 9 15-inch keyboard
Full-sized keyboard (view larger).

What's in the Box

Series 9 laptop with 15-inch screen (model NP900X4C-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).
home premium

Windows 7 Home Premium

The Best Entertainment Experience On Your PC

Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. You can even watch, pause, and rewind TV or record it to watch whenever and wherever you want. For the best entertainment experience, choose a PC with Windows 7.

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 download.live.com.

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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.


* Additional hardware may be required. Not available in all countries. (See windows.microsoft.com/products/windows-7/system-requirements/ for more information.)
** Requires a compatible microphone, speakers or headset, webcam, and broadband connection.

Customer Reviews

I did nothing to cause the problem as it was a Hardware issue.
G. Yocum
The keyboard works fine and have had no issues with the touchpad, even when typing at >60 wpm.
It is incredibly fast, very mobile and very nice design and quality.
Aleksandar Hristov

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

128 of 133 people found the following review helpful By Kevin S. on June 13, 2012
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****UPDATE 8/20/2013****
My job role has changed a bit in the past year and I'm traveling and doing presentations to potential clients. The thinness of the Series 9 is awesome for traveling, as is the battery life, but I decided to ditch the dreary no-frills Samsung and for an Acer Aspire R7. I'll put up a review of that whenever (if) it becomes available from Amazon.


I'm replacing my 2009 model Dell Studio XPS 1640 that died on me with a bad motherboard hard drive connector :/

I'm a consultant for several clients in San Diego and I use my laptop for EVERYTHING, so not having one meant work stoppage for several days and I needed a new one QUICK. I went to best buy, frys electronics and for whatever reason, costco. I needed to try out every model I could to make a quick, but informed decision.

I went with the Samsung Series 9, mostly because the Series 7 they had at Best Buy caught my eye and nothing else I got my hands on really compared.

The Good:
Battery Life - The battery isn't nearly broken in yet, I have been downloading and installing software like crazy, and I'm getting about 7 hours with brightness set to the middle setting. (See below). I'm used to about 1 hour and 45 minutes with the XPS, so 7 hours is astonishing, and when the battery is broken in I'm sure it will be a few hours longer.

Matte screen & brightness - I can actually use this thing outside! It was absolutely impossible using my XPS outside because of the gloss screen and good-for-indoors brightness. OK so I'm not joking when I say this thing is bright. On full brightness it's actually somewhat painful to look at it if you're in a dark room.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By EmbeddedFlyer on September 6, 2012
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First of all, I want to address some common criticisms of the 15 inch Series 9 (NP900X4C-A01US) in other reviews:

Screen. Several have said the screen is "horrible" with very poor contrast and limited viewing angles. Perhaps Samsung has made some improvements but mine is just fine even with the out-of-the-box default settings. Yes it's sensitive to viewing angle in the vertical direction but you just adjust the angle of the screen and it looks quite good. Pictures, movies, and any combination of text and background colors I've yet seen all look reasonably good. The screen is better, overall, than a few Dells I have. Like any mat (vs glossy) screen the blacks are not as black but I prefer that over lots of annoying glare and reflections.

Touchpad. Some have said the touchpad is a problem. Again, I've had no issues with mine. The cursor doesn't randomly jump around, I didn't have to turn off the gestures or upgrade the driver, and it generally does what I want it to do. Again, it works vastly better than the multi-touch pad in my newest Dell. It's made by Elan.

WiFi. A few have complained the WiFi performs poorly. Granted I have a great WiFi router, but the Series 9 has equal or better signal strength anywhere in the house compared to my other laptops and devices. It's always 4 or 5 bars.

Upgrade Options. One negative review here complains the SSD can't be upgraded without voiding the warranty. I'm not sure that person is aware that most Ultrabooks, the Macbooks, etc. have the same issue and often use proprietary OEM SSD boards (as the this one does) rather than regular 2.5" drives. Sometimes the SSD is part of the motherboard. Laptops designed to use only an OEM SSD can be made thinner and lighter.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful By triskite on June 12, 2012
I had the np900x3b (2012 non-ivybridge 13.3" series 9) since it was released and have loved it. Loved everything except the 4gB RAM. Being a Chrome user who likes to have 100s of tabs open, I couldn't do much else other than 'browse' the web.

The np900x4c, while significantly heavier-feeling than its younger brother, is still extremely lightweight and sexy (3.5 pounds).

The 8gB of RAM is user-upgradeable//replaceable, and the 10 hours of battery life is awesome (note: I have not tested it yet. Windows reported that I would have about 6+ hours with a full charge while running High Performance mode with maximum brightness).

ivy-bridge processor
graphics are excellent - it can play Diablo 3 without a problem
micro-HDMI out so you can watch Netflix on your TV with ease
good number of ports (2xUSB 3.0, micro ethernet, 1xUSB 2.0, micro HDMI, SD slot)
excellent build quality (very sturdy duralumin)
15" screen
touchpad worked well out of the box (very impressed with that :)

feels kind of heavy compared to other ultrabooks
the enter key is not the furthest right key (makes it harder to press quickly/easily/at night without a day of getting used to)
128gB SANDISK mSata SSD - still 440 mB/s read/write speeds but not as fast or as high quality as the Samsung SSD found in the np900x3b
SD card sticks out thus cannot be left inside the laptop (which would be nice because you can get a 64gB//128gB SD relatively cheap, effectively doubling the storage capacity of the machine)
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