Pros

  • Super thin!
  • Big, pretty screen

Cons

  • Touchpad needs work, is not sensitive
  • Keyboard is inaccurate, offers little feedback

At A Glance

The Series 9 is a tantalizing machine that fills the niche of the 15-inch Ultrabook, but I know Samsung can do a better job on the keyboard and trackpad.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Series 9 NP900X4B-A02US 15-inch Notebook Computer Titan Silver is a sleek, ultraportable notebook computer. Its aluminum unibody design weighs only 3.51 pounds. The Samsung Series 9 notebook measures just 0.58-inch thin, which give it a slim, svelte look that will certainly turn heads.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number NP900X4BA02US
Processor
Processor type Intel Core i5
Processor speed 1600.0 MHz
Cache size 3.0 KB
Processor count 2
Display
Display size 15.0 inches
Display type Matte LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1600 x 900 pixels
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 128.0 GB
Drive type Solid-State Drive
General Information
UPC Code 036725735422
Ports and Connections
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 n/a/b/g
Video Interfaces HDMI
Memory
Memory size 8000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1333.0 MHz
Memory max 8.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 15.0 inches
Depth 9.3 inches
Height 0.6 inches
Weight 3.7 pounds
Weight with Accessories 4.3 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices
  • Keyboard (backlit)
  • Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 154.0
Worldbench Version 7
Battery
Battery Life 7:36   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 12.5   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 3103.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Web Performance 8.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Storage Performance
File Compression 709.8   seconds (lower is better)
Hard Drive File Operations 92.3   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 273.4   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 240.7   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 182.4   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
WorldBench Green Score 89.0
Working power usage 2.2   Watt hours
Idle power usage 9.4   Watts
Gaming
Gaming Score 89.0
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1366x768 11.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 800x600 20.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1366x768 14.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 800x600 26.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1366x768 15.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 800x600 21.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1366x768 31.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 800x600 43.9   Frames per second (higher is better)