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Samsung's 2016 900X-series Ultrabooks revealed

by Mark Tyson on 30 December 2015, 12:31

Tags: Samsung (005935.KS)

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Samsung has revealed a pleasing lineup of next generation thin and light premium Ultrabooks on its Korean language news site. There are at least six new models in the range, which is based upon the latest Intel Skylake processors, Microsoft Windows 10, slim and light aluminium chassis, and at-least Full-HD screens.

As collated by Liliputing the following models, each sporting a 1920 x 1080 pixel display, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, two USB 3.0 ports, and an SDXC card reader, will be on offer:

  • NT900X3L-K24P with Pentium 4405U, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD
  • NT900X3L-K58 with Core i5-6200U, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD
  • NT900X3L-K78L with Core i7-6500U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD
  • NT900X5L-K24P with Pentium 4405U, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD
  • NT900X5L-K38L with Core i3-6100U, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD
  • NT900X5L-K58 with Core i5-6200U, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD

Some example figures about the standout physical properties of the above laptops include; the 15-inch models (suffixed X5L) offer a super slim bezel, weigh in at approx 1.3Kg and measure just 15mm thick, the 13-inch models weigh in at as little as 840g and measure as thin as 13mm. The 13-inch models sport 30Whr batteries and micro HDMI ports, while the 15-inch laptops have 39Whr batteries and full-sized HDMI ports as well as mini Ethernet ports, says Liliputing. Samsung says that the 900X5L offers up to 12 hours continuous use from a single charge and can be quick-charged in about 20 minutes to provide up to 3.7 hours of music playback use (or 2 hours video playback).

As you can see from the pictures in this article, the new laptops feature a 180 degree hinge mechanism. Samsung creatively refers to this feature as 'consulting mode'.

These 9-series laptops will be released on 3rd January 2016. That date is obviously intended for the Korean market but it wouldn't be surprising to see some of the range at CES2016 next week, where we might also hear about distribution in other territories. Liliputing reports that Samsung will augment the above range with a 'Lite' range of laptops - Lite as in lower spec, rather than physically less weighty (even these come with SSDs as standard).



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128Gb SSD should be phased out by now given the market price for SSD has plummeted. I would have thought 256Gb as standard wouldn't increase cost significantly? Full HD screen seem to indicate these will be a mid-tier device, hopefully they'll come in at a reasonable price given their lackluster specs. What do you reckon they're worth? £600-£700?
The Dell XPS range still looks the better option to me.
cptwhite_uk
128Gb SSD should be phased out by now given the market price for SSD has plummeted. I would have thought 256Gb as standard wouldn't increase cost significantly?

I guess for work they are adequate. On my personal PC I have a folder with over three thousand .pdf and .doc files which is only 1.39GB.

But I do agree that in today's market, 256GB should be the standard minimum, especially for home-PCs, which will have photos, videos, applications, etc.
I am never going to buy Samsung laptops again.. Their Laptops are built of poor material & their laptop testing is bad.. I own a Samsung NP550P5C-S05IN it has dead spot on the bottom right corner.. Also poor after sales service in India.. They are not going to help you in anyway, they refuse to add SSD if you want it in place of Bluray ROM.. They use thermal papers Stickers to write Serial Number which wash out when it gets heats up(Mine washed out within 2 months after its purchase).. Moreover, Serial Number written on Laptop Box and Serial Number written on back of Laptop cover is different. Usually Last one digit less on the Box.
Be Aware of Samsung's Dirty tricks !
Froggywoggy
cptwhite_uk
128Gb SSD should be phased out by now given the market price for SSD has plummeted. I would have thought 256Gb as standard wouldn't increase cost significantly?

I guess for work they are adequate. On my personal PC I have a folder with over three thousand .pdf and .doc files which is only 1.39GB.

But I do agree that in today's market, 256GB should be the standard minimum, especially for home-PCs, which will have photos, videos, applications, etc.
Don't get me wrong but for guys like you(with that much usage), you can also use mechanical drives(HDD) and still can do your work easily. But for guys like me who needs to open 100+ tabs on each browser IE, Chrome, Firefox not to mention Software running/Installed on it like PCB design, Compilers, Steam, Visual studio PDF, Excel, word & having 1 TB of HDD space running out of space with tons of research data, Programs, Video lectures etc .. We do feel 120 GB is so low..