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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 Benchmarks: Sandra 2012 CPU / Memory / SSD

SiSoft Sandra 2012 Source: Sandra

Sandra is designed to test the theoretical power of a complete system and individual components. The numbers taken though are again, purely theoretical and may not represent real world performance. Higher numbers represent better performance.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportSiSoft Sandra 2012: Processor
Processor Arithmetic Dhrystone ALU: (GIPS) GIPS Ranking
Samsung 900X4C-A02 47.84
Samsung R480 29.8
Processor Arithmetic Whetstone iSSE3: (Gflops) Gflops Ranking
Samsung 900X4C-A02 35.24
Samsung R480 26.35
Processor Multi-Media Int x8 iSSE3: (Mpixels/s) Mpixels/s Ranking
Samsung 900X4C-A02 82.52
Samsung R480 53.2
Processor Multi-Media Float x4 iSSE2: (Mpixels/s) Mpixels/s Ranking
Samsung 900X4C-A02 116
Samsung R480 43.13
Processor Multi-Media Float x2 iSSE2: (Mpixels/s) Mpixels/s Ranking
Samsung 900X4C-A02 65
Samsung R480 22.83

The 1.9GHz, quad-core Intel Core i7-3517U processor inside the Samsung 900X4C-A02 laptop manages good results for mobile processor, netting 47.9GIPS and 35.24GFlops in Dhrystone and Whetstone sub-tests, respectively. To put things into perspective, this is about 40% faster than the older Core i5 750 CPU used in the Samsung R480 notebook.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportSiSoft Sandra 2012 - Memory
Multicore Efficiency Bandwidth: (GB/s) GB/s Ranking
Samsung 900X4C-A02 12.16
Samsung R480 17.47
Multicore Efficiency Latency: (ns) ns Ranking
Samsung 900X4C-A02 48.4
Samsung R480 19
Memory Bandwidth Int iSSE2: (GB/s) GB/s Ranking
Samsung 900X4C-A02 20
Samsung R480 9.69
Memory Bandwidth Float iSSE2: (GB/s) GB/s Ranking
Samsung 900X4C-A02 20
Samsung R480 9.6
Memory Latency (Random): (ns) ns Ranking
Samsung 900X4C-A02 19.8
Samsung R480 138
Memory Latency (Linear): (ns) ns Ranking
Samsung 900X4C-A02 6
Samsung R480 12

Memory bandwidth is pegged at 12GB/s for the NP900X4C-A02 ultrabook, with Integer and Float set at 20GB/s, even.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportSiSoft Sandra 2012 - SSD
Read Drive Index: MB/s MB/s Ranking
Samsung 900X4C-A02 503.6
Samsung R480 62.9
Read Random Access Time: (ms) ms Ranking
Samsung 900X4C-A02 0.21
Samsung R480 17.3

The 256GB Samsung SSD housed in the slim aluminum chassis of the NP900X4C-A02 ultrabook is dramatically faster than the old 5400RPM HDD the 'R480 laptop was built around. In Sandra, the Samsung MZMPC256HBGJ SSD scores a Read index of 503MB/s!

Let's take a closer look at the SSD performance next with PCMark Vantage HDD test suite.

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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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