Samsung Series 9 NP900X4D-A05US 15-Inch Premium Ultrabook (Silver)

September 17, 2013 - Comment

Designed with mobility in mind, Samsung’s durable, ultra premium, lightweight Series 9 laptop (model NP900X4D-A05US) 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 magnesium uni-body design offers an iconic look and feel that pushes the envelope

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Designed with mobility in mind, Samsung’s durable, ultra premium, lightweight Series 9 laptop (model NP900X4D-A05US) 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 magnesium uni-body design offers an iconic look and feel that pushes the envelope at just .58″ thin. This Series 9 laptop also includes a brilliant 15-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 15-inch SuperBright Plus display (view larger). At a Glance NP900X4D-A05US
At a Glance: 15-inch HD+ display

1.7 GHz 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 8 (64-bit)

See full specs below At a Glance

It’s powered by a third-generation, low-voltage Intel Core i5 dual-core processor. 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 one standard USB 2.0 port, plus USB 3.0 is backward compatible.)

It comes pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit) operating system. You’ll also experience new ways to deliver your best work with Office Starter 2010.

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 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 (400-nit brightness; non-glare screen)

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

128 GB solid state drive (SSD)

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

Intel HD Graphics 4000

1.3-megapixel HD webcam

Built-in stereo speakers with 4 watts of power (2W x 2) and SoundAlive enhancement

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

Dimensions and Weight: 14 x 9.3 x 0.58 inches (WxDxH); 3.48 pounds

Wireless & Networking

Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/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

2 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 13-inch left See larger image. series 9 13-inch keyboard See larger image. series 9 13-inch left See larger image.

 

What’s in the Box

Series 9 laptop with 15-inch screen (model NP900X4D-A05US), AC adapter, rechargeable battery, operating instructions

Warranty

1 Year Standard Parts and Labor.

Environmental

Energy Star (5.2) EPEAT Gold

Product Features

  • Intel Core i5 3317U 1.7 GHz
  • 4 GB DDR3
  • 128 GB SSD
  • 15-Inch Screen
  • Windows 8

 

Comments

cxmqlm says:

FINALLY a full-featured 15″ ultrabook at a (semi) reasonable price For years I’ve been looking for a 15″ PC laptop less than 1″ thick, under 4 pounds, with an SD card reader, backlit keyboard, and matte metallic finish at a reasonable price. There have been several machines that came close – the Vizio CT15 (no SD card reader or backlit keyboard), the Sony VAIO T Series (too heavy), the Dell Inspiron 15z (thick, heavy, plastic body), and of course previous iterations of the Samsung Series 9 (too expensive) – but the NP900X4D-A05US is the only one I’ve found that met all my criteria. It was worth the wait.External hardware: A+This machine is beautiful. Any thinner and you’d be able to shave with it. The silver magnesium chassis is a major upgrade over the previous Ash Black versions since it doesn’t show fingerprints or dust. Keyboard travel is surprisingly good, and not at all shallow as I had originally expected for being in such a thin frame. The keyboard backlight is subtle yet very effective and build quality is fantastic. I…

K. Kalinowski says:

Great notebook! This is a great, sleek, lightweight, and powerful notebook.Pros:The matte screen helps reduce light reflections significantly.The hard drive is ULTRA fast.Boot time ranges between 10-15 Seconds.Battery lasts, and lasts, and lasts, and lasts…..The touchpad is very big.The brightness is superb.The keyboard is nicely spaced out.Samsung includes some really useful “settings” software as one of the Function keys.There are two USB 3.0 ports.Did I mention how light it is? (I got so used to the weight of it, I almost dropped my friend’s 13 inch MacBook Pro when I was handling it)It is very quiet – especially when the quiet option is checked off.Cons:There is A LOT of bloatware. (I suggest “refreshing” the Windows 8 and using the Samsung Software Update to ONLY install necessary DRIVERS and select software)The hard drive of 128 GB comes with only ~95GB available. (They really…

Jimbo "Bob" says:

Get This One and Upgrade It! With a couple upgrades, this ultrabook becomes an incredible machine. It is easy to make the upgrades yourself. I did it with very little technical knowledge.RAM – Upgrade to 16 GB (I recommend Crucial model CT2KIT102464BF160B)SSD – Upgrade to 256 GB (I recommend Crucial model CT256M4SSD3)I make those recommendations because the RAM I mentioned has been tested with this model and found to be very stable, and the SSD I mentioned is double the capacity and MUCH faster than the default SSD that Samsung puts in there (look at the specs and reviews).With those upgrades, you have great performance on the thinnest and lightest 15″ laptop available.As others have mentioned, the vertical viewing angle of this laptop’s screen is not very wide, but the horizontal viewing angle is very wide. Take this into consideration if you need to have someone standing up see the screen at the same time as you’re sitting down looking at it.

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