Samsung's Core i5 Laptop Is Lighter, Thinner Than Air

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  1. macrumors regular

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    And is now on sale.

    Areas besides chip, weight and thinness where the Series 9 has the Air beat:

    -HD LED-backlit SuperBright Plus display (400 nit)
    -1.5 watt sub-woofer
    -WiMax
    -It's made of Duralumin which is supposedly ”twice the strength of aluminum”

    And this last point is personal preference, but I actually think it looks better than Air.

    Having said all this, it obviously runs Windows. Hopefully if nothing else it will help motivate Apple to iterate the next Air update sooner.

    More info here:

    http://mashable.com/2011/03/16/samsung-laptop/

    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/computers/samsungs-sleek-series-9-is-now-available/5281
     
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    Charlie Sheen

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    It's just a ripp-off. And it has wondoz on it. Yuck
     
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    The question is it thinner across the board? PC's have a tendency to be thin on the front, but thicker on the backside. They seem to forget the back end specs when quoting their thinness. But regardless, it still costs more than an Air, the specs aren't as good, it runs Windows and it is a Samsung, which means in 12 to 18 months the keys will be falling off it and the drive and graphics card failing and it will be generally falling apart. Thanks, but no thanks. Go troll someplace else.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    Who cares about a poxy windows machine, I certainly don't :D
     
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    stockscalper

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    I went read further about it and it doesn't have anywhere near the specs of the Air and it costs more. It's also not thinner. Just as I expected they tapered it severely in the front so as to claim it was thinner than the Air, but it's overall thickness is greater than the Air.
     
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    dgree03

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    Are you reading the same specs I am?:confused:
     
  7. macrumors 68040

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    Its not like Macs dont have their share of problems.
     
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    [​IMG]

    WOW! I must admit it is beautiful. (killer for black)
    Too bad, it runs on Windows...:D:apple:
     
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    Pos. All that needs to be said
     
  10. macrumors 68000

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    +1. Gotta admit. Looks great!
     
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    It has the same resolution as an 11" MBA in its 13" form. In addition, it will not run OS X.

    The positive is duralumin (sp) . I had hoped Apple would use this in the next round of Mac notebooks. It is twice as durable as aluminum and lighter weight too. I think it's a more realistic solution than Liquid Metal. Now it might be difficult for Apple to go that path as it will not want to look copycat.

    It is a good thing Samsung is competing with the MBA, as it will lead to better Macs too. The thing that confuses me is how Dell, Sony, and now Samsung try to compete with the MBA but have higher costs and less overall design competitiveness.

    What does everyone think Apple will use beyond aluminium for external materials Mac notebooks? I do feel like 2012 might be the year Apple changes it up and I still think the Intel advertisement is onto something and might foretell what is next is black and thin. I look forward to it!
     
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    Artofilm

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    I dunno, when you look at it form the side, it doesnt look so great anymore.
     

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    Sadly they won't ship these without Windows. It would be a perfect Ubuntu laptop.
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    Wow that is just as sexy as the Air! But for more money! NO way!
     
  15. macrumors 68040

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    I think Samsung's laptop looks nice....however it's freaking starts at $1649 for that 13 inch 1366X768 screen with newer core i5 processor..

    I think my Macbook Air 13 inch 1400X900 screen probably looks better plus it's $1399 for the same 4GB RAM with the older C2duo is the better buy at this point.
     
  16. macrumors regular

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    it certainly don't look thinner/lighter....and black sucks
     
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    Your right, it doesnt!
     
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    Apple Innovates, others copy.

    Name one product that's a copy of an Apple product this is "better". There isn't.

    Will this Samsung knock off be the exception? No.

    It's just another company flip flopping in Apple's Jet stream with no clue of how to invent or design their own ultra light notebook so they copy the Air.

    Damn foolish to support knock off scum, imo.
     
  19. macrumors G4

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    It's a decent machine and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to someone looking for a Windows subnotebook. That said, I think the next MacBook Air will get the Sandy Bridge ULV Core i5 or i7 chips (hopefully the latter). Given that summer is being primed for an iPhone update and Lion, I'm guessing that Apple will wait until September for the MacBook Air update.
     
  20. macrumors regular

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    > Wow that is just as sexy as the Air!

    uh...NO
     
  21. macrumors member

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    Mmmm, it's expensive. I wonder how much is the 11inch one and what the resolution is. I personally don't care so much about the material.
     
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    It out specs the air. And there are many day long users who wont think having the res of 11" on 13" is a bad thing. I squinted like he'll on the 11.. Wearing my glasses with ar coatings inside and out, too small.
     
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    I think we had a lengthy thread about this when MBA was released...

    That would be the deal breaker for me at least. 1440x900 is awesome in 13", I wouldn't get anything less after that (waiting for 1680x1050 option :p)

    This again proves that Macs are not always overpriced compared to their competitors. I have yet to see an ultraportable that could really challenge the MBA in terms of bang for the buck.
     
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    the port in the right side looks like a magsafe connector?
     
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    I like the brushed material (is that some sort of metal or fake cheap plastic almost all Windoze machines are made out of?), but other than that I'd take a MBA over it any day.

    It looks like OP is a Windows fan/troll.
     

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