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

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ghileman, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. ghileman macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2008
    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
    -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:
  2. Charlie Sheen macrumors 6502

    Charlie Sheen

    Mar 9, 2011
    It's just a ripp-off. And it has wondoz on it. Yuck
  3. stockscalper macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2003
    Area 51
    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. Hotherps macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2010
    Who cares about a poxy windows machine, I certainly don't :D
  5. stockscalper macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2003
    Area 51
    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.
  6. dgree03 macrumors 65816


    Jan 8, 2009
    Are you reading the same specs I am?:confused:
  7. ZipZap macrumors 601

    Dec 14, 2007
    Its not like Macs dont have their share of problems.
  8. iNotion macrumors regular


    Jun 5, 2008

    WOW! I must admit it is beautiful. (killer for black)
    Too bad, it runs on Windows...:D:apple:
  9. Psilocybin macrumors 6502a


    Jan 16, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
  10. adztaylor macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2009
    Preston, UK
    +1. Gotta admit. Looks great!
  11. Scottsdale macrumors 601


    Sep 19, 2008
    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!
  12. Artofilm macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2005
    I dunno, when you look at it form the side, it doesnt look so great anymore.

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  13. iPave macrumors member


    Mar 15, 2008
    Tampere, Finland
    Sadly they won't ship these without Windows. It would be a perfect Ubuntu laptop.
  14. fatlardo macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2011
    Wow that is just as sexy as the Air! But for more money! NO way!
  15. aneftp macrumors 68040

    Jul 28, 2007
    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. matelot macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2010
    it certainly don't look thinner/lighter....and black sucks
  17. fatlardo macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2011
    Your right, it doesnt!
  18. entatlrg macrumors 68040


    Mar 2, 2009
    Waterloo & Georgian Bay, Canada
    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. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    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. matelot macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2010
    > Wow that is just as sexy as the Air!

  21. simeezee macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2009
    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.
  22. h00ligan macrumors 68030

    Apr 10, 2003
    A hot desert
    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.
  23. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    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.
  24. dollystereo macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2004
    the port in the right side looks like a magsafe connector?
  25. MyAccount macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2010
    New York City
    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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