Samsung 9 Series is Light as a Feather and Ready to take on the MacBook Air

| January 7, 2011 | Reply

The MacBook Air Killer! This is what some people are calling Samsung’s 1st generation Series 9 Laptop.  Listed at just under 3lbs and .64 inches thick, this guy will test the MacBook Air followers. The interior specs are top of the line for this generation of laptops and Samsung added a super sexy gun-metal black, brushed-metal outer case.  The price tag is steep, starting at $1,500, so be ready to put someone money into this high-end laptop.  The truth is, Mac people tend to stick with Mac and PC user’s stick with PC’s.  It is good to see that Samsung has recognized the need for an ultra thin, ultra light and high powered portable computer.  So is there a rivalry between the two laptops?  Probably not, but without competition there would be no growth in technology.  I say keep the rivalries alive and watch the tech industry grow.

Processor : Second Generation Intel® CoreTM i5 Processor 2537M (1.40 GHz, 3MB; turbo up to 2.3 GHz)
Operating System: Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64 bit) / Windows® 7 Professional (64 bit)
Memory: 4GB DDR3
Storage (max): 128GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
Screen: 13.3-inch HD LED-backlit SuperBright Plus display (400 nit)
Resolution: 1366×768
Graphics: Intel HD GT2 Integrated Graphics
Speakers: 3 watt (1.5W x 2) stereo speakers and 1.5 watt sub-woofer
Battery: Lithium Polymer; up to 6.5 hours
Wireless: 802.11b/g/n; WiMaxi
Weight: 1.3 kg

Under 3 pounds and just 0.64 inches thick, the 9 Series laptop has the requisite svelte specs, but it adds some sexiness with the curved lines and brushed-metal case design. Samsung fashioned the notebook from duralumin, which it claims is twice as strong as aluminum. It’s also given the system a 13.3-inch LED-backlit display with a high 400-nit brightness and ambient light sensors that automatically adjust lighting levels to suit the environment in which you’re viewing the screen.

The base 9 Series innards are highlighted by an Intel Core i5-2537M processor, one of the new Sandy Bridge ultra-low-voltage chips. That configuration also comes with 4GB of RAM, 128 solid-state drive, and a 64-bit version of Windows 7. Versions with Core i7 CPUs, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD will also be available. Samsung claims 6.5 hours of battery life for the laptop.

Samsung can’t compete with the MacBook Air on price, however, as the Series 9 will start at $1,599 when it hits the market next month.

Source: Zdnet


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Born In Colorado a former Major League Strength and Conditioning Coach for baseball,  Sean has always been drawn towards technology.   This hobby lead Sean to become a Site Advisor for where he helped develop a dedicated team of moderators and help support staff.  With his knowledge he Co-Created where he too started to build hybrids by manipulating .cod files through java.  Looking to change careers Sean is studying to become Cisco Certified (CCNA) and work his way into the world’s growing network.