Today I’m looking at a new model from Samsung’s Notebook 9 series, the NP900X5N-L01US. Judging by the price and the offering, I think it’s safe to assume this ultrabook is at least on par with other 15″ premium lightweight devices.
So, this review won’t be too long, because I’ve already covered the Notebook 9 series in a previous article you can read here: Samsung Notebook 9 review.
While that piece had been written about the 13-inch model, this review shouldn’t take anything away from my enthusiasm regarding this series. Especially since they’re both identical in design and features. The only differences come from some hardware choices, so we’re hardly talking about a different device. Rather, we’re looking at an ultrabook that’s one size bigger than the model which has been launched before.
The performance ratings of the Samsung Notebook 9 NP900X5N-L01US are worthy of praise, even if your bigger screen device will get less system memory than the equally priced 13″ model.
Here are the technical specs of the NP900X5N-L01US:
- Intel Core i7-7500U processor
- 8 gigabytes of 2133MHz DDR4 SDRAM (on-board)
- 256-gigabyte NVMe PCIe Solid-State Drive
- Intel HD Graphics 620 integrated video card
- 15″ LED FHD (1920×1080) display
- 1 x USB-C + 2 x USB 3.0 + 1 x USB 2.0 ports
- 1 x HDMI-out
- 1 x COMBO audio jack
- microSD media card slot
- 802.11ac Dual-Band WLAN with integrated Bluetooth 4.1
- Windows 10 OS
- 2-cell non-removable 4000 mAh battery pack
- up to 10 hours of battery life
- weighs 2.16 pounds
At the end of the day, it seems a matter of preference between a more robust 13″ laptop and a more comfy, yet slightly less powerful 15″ device (Samsung Notebook 9 NP900X5N-L01US). For people who need to travel, I’d suggest the former, while the latter is perfect for business professionals, at the office, or for students in search of an ultrabook that’s stylish, fast, and not manufactured by Apple.