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Samsung 9-Series NP900X4C-A02 15.1-inch Ultrabook Laptop Review

Samsung 9-Series NP900X4C-A02 15.1-inch Ultrabook Laptop Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Design wise, Samsung have done well by their 9-Series Ultrabook; the system is wrapped in dark cobalt blue aluminum chassis that adopts many of the design elements of an Apple Macbook Air, yet posses the large screen size of a MacBook Pro (albeit with better hardware) and a sticker prices that won't cause heart failure.
 87% Rating:   
Filed under: Notebooks Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Samsung Feb 02 2013   Max Page  
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Notebook SSD Benchmarks: PCmark Vantage HDD Suite, AS SSD

FutureMark PCMark Vantage - HDD Suite Source: FutureMark

PCMark Vantage is the first objective hardware performance benchmark for PCs running 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows Vista. PCMark Vantage is perfectly suited for benchmarking any type of Windows Vista PC from multi media home entertainment systems and laptops to dedicated workstations and hi-end gaming rigs. Regardless of whether the benchmarker is an artist or an IT Professional, PCMark Vantage shows the user where their system soars or falls flat, and how to get the most performance possible out of their hardware. PCMark Vantage is easy enough for even the most casual enthusiast to use yet supports in-depth, professional industry grade testing. Higher points are better.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportFuturemark PCMark Vantage - HDD Suite
Windows Defender: (MB/s) (MB/s) Ranking
Samsung 900X4C-A02 138.3
Gaming: (MB/s) (MB/s) Ranking
Samsung 900X4C-A02 164.5
Importing to Photo Gallery: (MB/s) (MB/s) Ranking
Samsung 900X4C-A02 193.5
Windows Vista Startup: (MB/s) (MB/s) Ranking
Samsung 900X4C-A02 208.8
Editing w/h Movie Maker: (MB/s) (MB/s) Ranking
Samsung 900X4C-A02 198.4
Media Center: (MB/s) (MB/s) Ranking
Samsung 900X4C-A02 299.4
Adding Files to Media Player: (MB/s) (MB/s) Ranking
Samsung 900X4C-A02 123.9
Application Loading: (MB/s) (MB/s) Ranking
Samsung 900X4C-A02 184.7

On the whole, PCMark Vantage positions the 256GB Samsung SSD well. There is no sense in comparing these results to desktop SSDs... but we should mention that from power off to Windows 7 desktop takes about 9-10 seconds. Going into Hibernation mode is ~3 seconds, coming out of hibernation is less than 1 second.

Next up, AS SSD results...

AS SSD 1.6 Benchmark Source:AS SSD

The AS SSD benchmark determines the performance of Solid State Drives (SSD). AS SSD benchmark is made specifically to test SSD performance. It is a synthetic benchmark that gauges bandwidth and latency speeds for solid state disks. Higher bandwidth (MB/s) is better, lower latencies (ms) are better.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportAS SSD Benchmark 1.6.4013 - Read/Write
Read Sequential (MB/s) MB/s Ranking
Samsung 900X4C-A02 459.58
Write Sequential (MB/s) MB/s Ranking
Samsung 900X4C-A02 253.42
Read 4K (MB/s) MB/s Ranking
Samsung 900X4C-A02 18.29
Write 4K (MB/s) MB/s Ranking
Samsung 900X4C-A02 41.67
Read 4k-64Thrd (MB/s) MB/s Ranking
Samsung 900X4C-A02 284.47
Write 4k-64Thrd (MB/s) MB/s Ranking
Samsung 900X4C-A02 91.6
Read Acc. Time (ms) ms Ranking
Samsung 900X4C-A02 0.137
Write Acc. Time (ms) ms Ranking
Samsung 900X4C-A02 0.087

Windows 7 x64 is installed to a 256GB Samsung MZMPC256HBGJ SSD in the Samsung NP900X4C-A02 ultrabook. AS SSD gives us a true measure of the SSDs performance, placing it very well with a Sequential Read result of 459MB/s, Sequential Write value of 253.79MB/s and slightly higher than expected Read 4k-64 Third result of 284.47MB/s

These results are competitive against SATAIII OCZ Verex 3 and SanDisk Extreme SSDs PCSTATS has recently reviewed.

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Contents of Article: Samsung NP900X4C-A02
 Pg 1.  Samsung 9-Series NP900X4C-A02 15.1-inch Ultrabook Laptop Review
 Pg 2.  360° View - Laptop Screen, Viewing Angles
 Pg 3.  360° View: Left/Right Side Ports
 Pg 4.  360° View: Keyboard, Ease of Typing, Touch Pad
 Pg 5.  Keyboard Back Light and WebCamera
 Pg 6.  Software and What's Included in the Box
 Pg 7.  Notebook Benchmarks: MobileMark, Sysmark 2012, PCmark Vantage
 Pg 8.  Notebook Gaming Benchmarks: 3DMark06, 3DMark Vantage, 3DMark 11
 Pg 9.  Notebook Benchmarks: Sandra 2012 CPU / Memory / SSD
 Pg 10.  — Notebook SSD Benchmarks: PCmark Vantage HDD Suite, AS SSD
 Pg 11.  Conclusions: Samsung's 900X4C-A02 Core i7 Ultrabook

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