Samsung Series 9 NP900X3D 13-inch Ultrabook

There’s the Macbook Pro, the Macbook Air, the Zenbook of Asus, and the hybrid systems offered by other equipment manufacturers, but all in all, they are among the leading laptops and ultrabooks that offer stunning aesthetics and build quality. To join the competition, Samsung took another bait within the same Series 9, and the NP900X3D does not disappoint at all. The said series is actually not new anymore, but with a solid look, uncompromised performance, and a big dollar price, this NP900X3D is really something that you should look into.

The Samsung Series 9 NP900X3D has its strongest selling point on its aesthetics. With its thickest point only at 13.2mm, the NP900X3D is exceptionally thin and light at a weight a little less than 2.5 lbs. Yes, I really want to reiterate it: the NP900X3D is very thin and… yes, very thin. I cannot fully guarantee it is the thinnest in its class, but holding the NP900X3D feels very premium and easy. There’s also the magnesium alloy unibody design, so there’s not a compromise to the build quality as well. There’s a very minimal flex, if you’d ask, but you can hardly notice it because you are always greeted with a sheer metallic look and feel picturesque of quality and art.

Being a 13.3-incher, the Samsung Series 9 NP900X3D measures 12.3×8.6 inches, and that is just on the average. However, the display in relation to the model’s price of $1,200 is not justifiable. First, there’s the relatively dated resolution of 1600×900, but this should not matter really to you when you started using it. However, serving Windows 8 64-bit, it’s quite surprising not to have the display a capacitive one, and it means you only get to use the touchpad and the keyboard to navigate along. There’s not an IPS as well, but Samsung keeps the par up to level by introducing SuperBright Plus technology that boosts the display’s brightness at up to 400nits. But all in all, Samsung obviously put all these frustrating facts as part of the overall plan to make the NP900X3D appear slimmer and lovelier.

Outside the display, the backlit keyboard is at least plausible for the design, though I am not pleased with the shallow travel distance each key has, and again, this is to be attributed to the slim form factor. The space available for the touchpad is quite smooth and ample enough, and this, I think, is compensation against the missing touch functionality in the display. On the other side, the NP900X3D is actually short also with parts, though you can still opt for (optional) dongles to make full-sized cables and ports function. Included in the I/Os are two USB ports (1x USB 3.0 and 1x USB 2.0), a mini-VGA port, a mini-HDMI, and a 4-in-card reader… that’s all.

Nevertheless, the Samsung Series 9 NP900X3D can still be regarded as a performer a little above on the average ultrabook level. Boot time is actually one of the NP900X3D’s strongest selling points, marking at only around 9 seconds. This is made possible by the 128GB of SSD it has inside, an average 4GB of RAM, and an Intel Core i5 3317U that is a bit outdated already. Other specs include a dual-band Wi-Fi, an Intel HD Graphics 4000, a 1.3MP camera, Bluetooth 4.0, and a battery life that is promised of a 9-hour life but is actually a little more than 6 hours.

The Samsung Series 9 NP900X3D is an incredible piece of an art, but it will not really make you go ahead your team because of the list of specs that aren’t up to par with future’s demands. The NP900X3D is more likely to have been designed for portability purposes with the plus of a fashion level, but bringing along extra dongles and an extra hard drive may be a killer to your day of computing.

Samsung Series 9 NP900X3D 13-inch Ultrabook Price in the Philippines: Approximately Php 50,000.00

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