You must by now have lived a few years under the term ultra book not knowing, all major notebook manufacturers have released ultra-books and many more to come, a number of manufacturers had already ultra-book-like Laptops with Intel in the range before the term came up, Samsung is one of those manufacturers.
The NP900X3A of the Series 9 we assessed last year as a formidable opponent of the MacBook Air, especially because the ultraportable before Apple switched to Sandy Bridge processors moreover, this device has a matte display, USB 3.0 connections and a backlit keyboard. Meanwhile, the MacBook Air also been two times of an update and the latest USB 3.0 is also added.
Samsung had to again produce a new flagship and that is the NP900X3C-A01NL become, the South Korean company has the appearance firmly taken in hand and the hardware has also been a decent upgrade. The main innovation of the New Series 9,however the screen, we therefore examined whether the new Samsung has a chance to fight the market for ultra portables.
The NP900X3C ultraportable is the second in the high-end Series 9 by Samsung, refer to the Intel laptop is too expensive to be called ultra book, but Samsung already refuses to use that designation means the manufacturer will find his latest book better than an ultra.
When we last year the first 9-Series ultraportable face were, found it refreshing that we have a Windows alternative to the MacBook Air was that the Apple laptop even on some points surpassed, at the same time it felt like a first-generation product, such was the case here and there was some sloppy finishing and the touchpad did not work as smoothly as hoped.
The New Series 9 looks much more mature and better developed for example, the sharp edges replaced with flat sides, the glossy screen edge is replaced by a thinner, more matte variant, and the keyboard is situated less deep in the housing.
More importantly, the weight and dimensions Samsung has managed to bring back, the previous version was 1.60 to 1.65 inches thick, the new measure we are about 1.3 inches, a MacBook Air at its thickest point and 1.7 inches at its thinnest point 0.3 centimeters thick, unlike the Air runs the New Series 9 is not pointed, but thanks to the extremely thin edges of the notebook looks flatter than it actually is. Only at the back, the edges thicker to accommodate the I / O ports furthermore, the New Series 9 weighs only 1.17 pounds, this is less noticeable than the 1.30 pounds of the previous Series 9 and 1.35 pounds of the MacBook Air 13.
The body is largely made of aluminum and matte surfaces are sandblasted, fingerprints are not easily visible, it is not a unibody, but the case feels very solid and can be caught anywhere securely. The bezels fit well on the display and the hinges hold the screen firmly in place, we found no loose parts, cracks or other imperfections in short: the finish is fine.