Samsung NP900X4C Review

The Samsung Series 9 NP900X4C is seriously thin - at the time of release it was supposed to be the thinnest laptop in the world at just 1.5cm. Weighing just 1.6kg, and measuring 23.7cm by 35.7cm, it offers an incredible specification, albeit at a fairly expensive price. Featuring Intel's Core i5 3317UM 1.7GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, and 128GB SSD, you certainly get a lot of computing power from within it's tiny casing. In our NP900X4C review we look at whether it's worth the extra cost.

Below is our review of the Samsung NP900X4C, a 15" laptop, featuring 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD hard drive and Windows 7.

Upon un boxing the NP900X4C it soon becomes apparent just how thin it is. We've used mobile phones thicker than this laptop - at just 15mm thick, it is incredibly light and portable. Total weight is an impressive 1.6kg, which is on par with a lot smaller screen laptops than this one - overall width is 35.7cm, and height being 23.7cm. The overall construction is great, as you'd expect from a higher end laptop. Manufactured mainly from aluminium, this laptop looks and feels expensive. A lot of thought has been put into the design of the NP900X4C, and it certainly shows - all of our testers were impressed by the overall looks of this notebook. The downsides on having such a thin notebook are that it will inevitably be slightly lacking in terms of connectivity - there simply isn't room for a DVD drive. Similarly there's no Ethernet socket, and instead there's an adaptor to provide this as an external option. What it does have is a micro HDMI port, and three USB ports, two of which are the more modern USB 3.0. It also features the standard headphone/microphone combination jack. The 15" screen upon first glance is beautiful - however it soon becomes apparent that it has it's limitations. As thin and as beautiful as it is, the overall viewing experience doesn't match it's expensive price tag. The best viewing angles are slightly limited, and outside of these angles the picture can appear a touch washed out. The Intel Core i5 3317UM 1.7GHz processor and 8GB of RAM keep applications running fast - everything ran smoothly on the Windows 7 Operating System. For it's size, this laptop certainly offers a lot of computing power. Again, in order to keep the weight down and to offer speedy access, Samsung have plumped for a 128GB SSD instead of a traditional heard drive. The advantages are that this is lightning fast - however what it provides in terms of speed, it slightly lacks in capacity, and so may be a touch too small for those with larger media collections. Either buy an external USB hard drive, or choose a different laptop if you fall within this category. Sound quality is excellent, as are the keyboard and touch pad - both were very comfortable to work on, as well as accurate in terms of user input. No complaints from our testers here. So overall what did we make of this high end notebook?

Samsung NP900X4C Pros and Cons

Pros: Incredibly light and small, but with plenty of processing power, as well as stunning to look at.

Cons: Not a huge amount of built in storage, as well as a slightly disappointing screen.

Our Verdict for the Samsung NP900X4C

A beautiful looking laptop, which performs at a decent speed considering it's size. However the screen and the storage are the inevitable downsides to the impressive dimensions of this notebook.

You can buy the Samsung NP900X4C here, priced at just £1,299.00

Reviewed by Techdesigns Staff on . Rating: 4.0

Samsung NP900X4C Specification

Manufacturer: Samsung
Model: NP900X4C
Screen size: 15"
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317UM 1.7GHz
DDR3 RAM: 8GB
Hard drive: 128GB SSD
Operating System: Windows 7
Extras: SSD and webcam
Our Rating: 4.0 out of 5
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