Samsung claiming "Lightest, Thinnest, and Incredibly Strong" NoteBook, MBA Shadow

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Tucom, Jul 22, 2011.

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    Tucom

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    I think there is already a thread debunking these claims.
     
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    Tucom

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    Hahaha, yeah though Samsung has made an impressive laptop here that does rival the MBA, though ofcourse the new Airs crush it I'm sure.


    Still, I think its at least great to see a near Apple quality laptop MBA alternative, if anything for competitions sake, form another manufacturer.
     
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    I checked it out some time ago in a local electronics store and compared it to the MBA. While it looks awesome on the first look, the MBA is of higher quality in detail.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    All these korean companies have no shame and originality!
    When apple comes out a cool product, now samsung is the first one to copy, at least cosmetically, in size and building materials, jumping like a monkey and thinking they are the first one and suddenly change the world.
    In an academic world, when you are doing research or writing papers, you give credit to those pioneers by citing their work. In a business world, people just copy without shame!
    For god's sake, they did not call it a samsung air.
     
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    Tucom

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    Imitation is the best form of flattery, and Samsung has made a quality, competitive product, that's how it works, nothing to do with shame here, at least with PC's.

    The MBA did start the "genre" AFAIK, that's like saying Apple should be shamed for adopting the 2 button mouse.
     
  7. macrumors G4

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    In terms of specs, the Samsung Series 9 trumps the 2010 MacBook Air, but the 2011 MacBook Air trumps the Samsung. The Series 9 has an older Core i3 with a less powerful version of the Intel HD Graphics. The Samsung is thinner at its thickest point, but overall the Air is thinner. That said, it is a very nice ultraportable, and one of the best on the Windows side.
     
  8. macrumors 65816

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    The Sony x505 was out long before the Air.
     
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    The 11" Samsungs only offer Core i3s, therefore this comparison is void.

    Plus, it runs Windows. After using Lion I will never be able to use a Windows machine productively again. Unless it offers inverted scrollling :D
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    "Imitation is the best form of flattery"?
    Only people without shame think alike!!!

     
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    I've seen the Samsung and it would be a nice laptop if the macbook air wasn't available.
    It is not flimsy, but it's not as solid as the macbook air. It's also a bit chunkier it seems. Not a bad laptop by any means, but given the price point, the macbook air is a better buy.
     
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    Apple has a two button mouse?

    Thats news to every Mac user out there :rolleyes:
     
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    I disagree with you thoroughly, speaking about this one product in particular.

    A notebook is not an original idea. There's a keyboard. There's a screen. There's a touchpad. There are slots. There's hardware inside. Etc, etc.

    A variation of any product is not an original idea. So if you choose to have a thick product, or a thin product, or a more square-shaped product, or a product made of aluminum. There's simply no originality there.

    So what did Samsung do? They took the idea of a laptop, and made it thinner. It looks nothing like a Macbook Air: It looks like an ultra-thin PC laptop. If you believe it's a rip-off of the Macbook Air, then I guess you'd also have to believe that since Apple makes a touchpad mouse that no one can do that; or that since Apple uses magnets in their power cord, that no one can make use of magnets in cords (which, sadly, the part about magnets is true due to patent laws... I think the magsafe patent is rather ridiculous... they were first to do it, but come on... we all know what magnets can be used for!... too simplistic).

    Here's my personal view on the matter:

    - The Samsung laptop depicted looks decent... but they didn't get the look right. And why did they not get it right? They didn't get it right because they basically took a regular notebook, squished it down to pancake size, and threw in some metal. They would've been better going with a simplistic design as Apple chose with the Macbook Air: However, in that case, people would start accusing them of really stealing Apple's ideas. But how could that be stealing an idea? Going with a simpler design? I mean, again... that's not an original idea.

    - The Apple Macbook Air is undefeated in the market currently in terms of appearance, and price-to-performance when pitted against its exact direct competition for ultra-thin powerhouse higher-end notebooks.
     
  14. macrumors regular

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    We can now except samsung will try to copy, (oh you are right here) "imitate by flattery" everything apple produces. Maybe one day they will release a "revolutionary" samsung OS.
     
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    Tucom

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    Wann find a why to reply without being completely off? That's just me

    So Apple has shame for adopting the two button mouse? Think about it, I think you're way off good sir.

    Its copying the MBA, but the product has quality too it and is a respectable rival.
     
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    No, it's not.
    http://www.apple.com/magicmouse/
     
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    Ah, I forgot they updated that awful piece of crap to include it. Not that any veteran Mac user would even contemplate enabling it.

    Basically to appease the Windows users who'd migrated and wouldn't stop bitching.
     
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    You just try to close your eyes to facts if think samsung and Acer ultrathin notebooks are not a try to copy, or at least inspired by, macbook air.

    macbook air: 13", 11", Al body, wedge shape
    samsung: 13", 11", metal body, wedge shape
    Acer: 11", metal body, wedge shape.

    So how original are they?


     
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    Uhhh... a wedge shape, metal body, and small size is somehow Apple's idea?

    I already gave my points. Case stands strong: They're not copying Apple.
     
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    Tucom

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    Are you seriously suggesting the MM is a a POS? Only that statement could come from desperation to try and diss the Samsung through arguing other supporting details (imitation etc.). :rolleyes:


    Basically to appease people who like more useable devices, not that any veteran Mac user likes quality devices that produce better, more efficient useability :rolleyes:

    Idk man, maybe that's just you, or just me.
     
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    Lone Deranger

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    Isn't that the first line of the Chinese national anthem? ;)
     
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    Tucom

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    They're copying Apple, but respectively as its a quality product that delivers, ala the MBA.


    Interesting..
     
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    Tucom

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    They're conditioned with it in their sleep ;)


    I think it's to a degree. Samsung isn't claiming it's a MacBook Air, but it's their own laptop that is more or less on the same level (MBA still beats it overall, ofcourse, esp. with the new line up).
     
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    the Series 9 is actually a really good notebook. i believe the 11" has more battery life. what i didn't like about it is that certain parts of it were glossy, and i'm ocd when it comes to smudges and fingerprints. i read that Samsung is also refreshing this line with the newer Core i's
     
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    I'm surprised its not the Macbook air with Samsung's name on it.
     

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