Samsung Series 9 900X3A Review
Author: Matt Published: January 4th, 2012 5:14 PM Category: Laptops,Reviews
If we move around to the sides, you’ll notice the lack of ports. This is because there are two cleverly hidden compartments on either side, which you can pop out for when you need them.
The right side features a microSD slot, headphone jack / microphone and a USB 2.0 port. The left side is where the Ethernet cable (provided) can be plugged in, a HDMI port and a USB 3.0 port.
A power port and a security lock are situated on the left and right, respectively.
The Samsung Series 9 900X3A features a 13.3-inch matte display with a maximum resolution of 1366 x 768, which is pretty much standard for most 13.3-inch display.
The matte display certainly improves the overall quality due to lights and other distractions not being reflected back at you.
The display proved to work very well for all kinds of activities including watching HD movies and browsing the web.
Keyboard and Trackpad
If we open up the laptop, we’re greeted with a standard UK keyboard. Unfortunately there are no media keys situated either along the top or along the Fn keys.
The whole keyboard is backlit and, to the touch, feels very similar to the MacBook Air I’m currently using to write this review.
Now, for the touchpad, which we feel can only be described as probably one of the best touchpads ever seen on a Windows laptop.
It performs brilliantly and also features multitouch gestures similar to those seen on Apple products.
There are no buttons on the touchpad, just sections. The top two-thirds of the touchpad are for the mouse, whilst the lower third section is for left and right clicking.
The gestures include two-finger scrolling, pinch to zoom, and rotating (for use with images), flicking up to reveal the 3D Aero task switcher and flicking down to minimize all open windows; all of which worked brilliantly during testing.
Whilst most Apple users will probably be angry and say that Samsung have stolen various ideas from Apple with the Samsung Series 9 laptop, we feel that it’s great that such a well-designed alternative has been created for Windows users.
The top right of the keyboard is where you can find all of the various LED indicators as well as a microphone and the standard Samsung power button.