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Samsung Series 9 NP900X4C 15″ ultrabook powerful but with poor display: Review & Specs

Widely as beautiful and well finished as MacBook Air, Samsung Series 9 NP900X4C ultrabook inches (38.1 cm) suffer from a poor display.

Samsung Series 9 NP900X4C

As beautiful as the 13.3-inch version of this ultrabook unfortunately suffers from a poor screen. It is also much heavier and more expensive.

The promise

Samsung Series 9 NP900X4C is Big brother of 13.3 inches (33.8 cm) is the 15 inch version of a laptop rather luxurious trying to taunt the MacBook Air. And when we say 15 inches (38.1 cm), we refer to the diagonal of the screen as the template of the ultrabook is closer to that of 14 inches. An ultra large format and small footprint so: a good recipe?

Reality

Samsung Series 9 NP900X4C

Design of Samsung Series 9 NP900X4C superfine with aluminium clad is a beautiful machine, a statutory purpose like the MacBook Air. A laptop that has mobilized many designers of this Korean brand. Downside: the black coating, more “serious” than the gray anodized laptops Apple retains fingerprints, making it less elegant to use.

The display of shame

If Samsung Series 9 NP900X4C is very similar to its brother in terms of design and technical characteristics, an important difference distinguishes them: the screen. On the sheet, the only nuance is the size, since the definition is the same (1600 points per 900). But it is not so: when the screen 13.3-inch (33.8 cm) shows a good contrast ratio of 811:1, this 15-inch is twice as good: only 422:1. In practice, the panel never displays true black but gray faded, and the vertical viewing angles are bad, simply.

Samsung Series 9 NP900X4C

Less attractive than the 13.3-inch

Another handicap for this laptop a larger format: the weight and size. When the majority of cases and backpacks is calibrated to 13.3-inch models, Samsung Series 9 NP900X4C can pose problems for properly protect and transport.
Cheat intelligently for faster start

The Samsung Series 9 NP900X4C is very pleasant to use, including an ultra-fast startup: less than 10 seconds between pressing the start button and the first screen of Windows authentication. There is still a “but” all services are not yet launched. To improve the user experience and reduce the frustration of waiting, Samsung has prioritized differently boot sequence. Thus, for example, must be tens of seconds for the right click is actually active. Do not panic of not being able to do everything from the start of the system.

A fast SSD, but soon filled

Samsung Series 9 NP900X4C

Apart from an additional USB 3.0 port, the only difference between the two components of versions of Series 9 is to be sought in the memory with 4 GB for the 13.3-inch (NP900X3C) and 8 GB to 15 inches ( NP900X4C). A doubling of memory that is noticeable in demanding applications such as Photoshop, the 15 inch version is better able to “digest” of large files. We would have preferred a SSD module, just as fast but larger, 128 GB (87.2 GB workforce since the recovery partition occupies space) filling up fast enough.

Performance on good level … area!

But to enjoy maximum performance from the unit for work including photo or video, you need to work on sector management mode Samsung bridling energy performance significantly: latency to open in tabs Firefox perceptible delays launch applications.

Almost a day’s work

A little over 5 hours of video playback: the eight cell lithium-ion battery in ultrabook leave the field open to a small working day or a full day in office mode and mail. This good autonomy, coupled with the comfort of the device – the keyboard offers fast typing and the touchpad is very large – Samsung Series 9 NP900X4C makes an excellent machine work if you are not too fussed on the screen!

The verdict

Once again, Samsung proves its inconstancy. Sidelines of a 13.3-inch Series 9 almost perfect, it shot itself in the foot by equipping its version of 15-inch display beneath equipment, design and level of finish of the device. Once again, the requirements have taken over the excellent work done by Korean engineers. Hopefully the marketing services a little more respect the work of their teams for the next evolution of this chassis tremendous potential! This was all about Samsung Series 9 NP900X4C 15inches ultrabook which is powerful and only has one main cons that is its display.