Monday, July 2, 2012

Samsung NP900X4D A01PH - A Truly Amazing Ultrabook

Many people consider laptops with 15-inch displays as desktop replacements. Sure some people carry them around, but weighing in at about 6-pounds they heavier than we would recommend for the mobile user. Intel push for the development of Ultrabook has reignited the creative juices of its OEM partners, and some of the results are pretty amazing.

The Samsung NP900X4D A01PH is a laptop with a 15-inch display, but designed around Ultrabook parameters it weighs an amazingly light 3.63 pounds. While we think going thinner and thinner is getting a bit irrelevant, it is also one of the thinnest laptops in the market at 0.58 inches, thinner than the MacBook Air and Asus Zenbook. All this goodness cost a lot, all of Php76,900 but when you consider what it has under the hood it is actually priced rather low. To take things into perspective, this is about the same price as the 13.3-inch MacBook Air with a Intel Core i5 processor and  256 GB solid state drive. 

The Samsung NP900X4D A01PH makes no compromise on its Ultrabook nature also coming with a 256 GB solid state drive and up the ante with its Intel Core i7-3157U processor. With 8 GB of RAM it also comes with twice the RAM of the similarly priced MacBook Air. So while the Samsung NP900X4D A01PH is not cheap, it does provide very good value for your money.

No compromises are made. The 15-inch display is a bright (400-nit) high resolution HD+ (1600 x 900) display. Rather than the easily scratch aluminum you find in many Ultrabooks, the Samsung NP900X4D A01PH is built from good old magnesium. The battery is an eight cell battery which can provide as much as ten hours of battery life. It also has all the bells and whistles with a backlit keyboard, USB 3.0, HDMI out, card reader, WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. For an operating system you get Windows 7 Professional (64-bit). 

If you are looking for a portable 15-inch laptop, this is the best deal in the Philippine market.

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