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Old May 5, 2013, 03:04 PM   #101
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Links?
I know I'm going to hear "this is BS", or "you can't trust those guys reviews", but here goes.

http://www.trustedreviews.com/opinio...eries-9_Page-2

http://www.itecholic.com/macbook-air...he-thin-books/

http://reviews.cnet.com/2722-3121_7-1108.html

In some the MBA won, in some the Series 9, but I got the distinct impression reading these reviews that both machines are very capable and you can't go wrong choosing either.

IMO the 13" Series 9 and the 13" MBA look very similar, I would give the edge to the MBA in the trackpad while the Series 9 has a much nicer screen.
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Old May 6, 2013, 03:10 PM   #102
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I know I'm going to hear "this is BS", or "you can't trust those guys reviews", but here goes.

http://www.trustedreviews.com/opinio...eries-9_Page-2

http://www.itecholic.com/macbook-air...he-thin-books/

http://reviews.cnet.com/2722-3121_7-1108.html

In some the MBA won, in some the Series 9, but I got the distinct impression reading these reviews that both machines are very capable and you can't go wrong choosing either.

IMO the 13" Series 9 and the 13" MBA look very similar, I would give the edge to the MBA in the trackpad while the Series 9 has a much nicer screen.
This is BS; you can't trust those guys' reviews.
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The Series 9 has a higher resolution screen than the MBA, the Series 9 has a 1080p screen while the MBA has a 1440x900 screen.
Weird. The Samsung Series 9 that I sold had a 1366x768 screen. I've noticed that Samsung has labeled several VERY different laptops "Series 9". The one I had included socketed RAM, where most of the other "Series 9" laptops didn't. Very confusing, Samsung.

That might be the whole root of this thread: Some people (like me) are comparing one version of the Samsung Series 9 laptop to the MBA, and others are comparing ANOTHER version of the Series 9 laptop to the MBA.
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Old May 7, 2013, 02:01 PM   #104
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I recently bought an S9 and it's build quality is as high as an MBA, except the KB.

My MBA is from 2011, and I prefer it over the new S9 kb. The size of the trackpad is generous but the implementation of gestures is simply better on OSX. I do like the S9's thinner bezels though.

Can't wait till UBs or MBAs start getting IPS displays. Don't care about retina since IGPs are not powerful enough to guarantee a smooth experience all the time.
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Weird. The Samsung Series 9 that I sold had a 1366x768 screen. I've noticed that Samsung has labeled several VERY different laptops "Series 9". The one I had included socketed RAM, where most of the other "Series 9" laptops didn't. Very confusing, Samsung.

That might be the whole root of this thread: Some people (like me) are comparing one version of the Samsung Series 9 laptop to the MBA, and others are comparing ANOTHER version of the Series 9 laptop to the MBA.
Agreed, there is a Series 9 with a 1080p IPS screen and SSD, while there are other Series 9s with traditional RAM, HDD, and the screen you mentioned.

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I recently bought an S9 and it's build quality is as high as an MBA, except the KB.

My MBA is from 2011, and I prefer it over the new S9 kb. The size of the trackpad is generous but the implementation of gestures is simply better on OSX. I do like the S9's thinner bezels though.

Can't wait till UBs or MBAs start getting IPS displays. Don't care about retina since IGPs are not powerful enough to guarantee a smooth experience all the time.
As I said, I give the MBA a huge nod in the trackpad, nothing else I have used on other laptops have some close.

As far as the keyboard, I find the MBA keyboard adequate, but not anything to write home about as far as feel. I guess the Series 9 is even worse.
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