Samsung's Series 9 Goes Up Against MacBook Air

In one corner, we have Apple's 11.6-inch MacBook Air checking in at 0.68 (H) x 11.8 (W) x 7.56 (D) inches and starting at $1,000 with a 64GB SSD, or $1,200 with a 128GB SSD. And in the other corner, we have Samsung, which is now shipping its ultra-thin 11.6-inch Series 9 notebook for $1,200. How does it compare to the MacBook Air? Let's have a look.

The $1,200 MacBook Air sports the following:
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 1.4GHz processor
  • 2GB DDR3 RAM
  • 128GB SSD
  • Nvidia GeForce 320M graphics with 256MB DDR SDRAM
  • DVI/VGA/Dual-link DVI/HDMI
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • USB 2.0
And here's what the Samsung Series 9 comes equipped with:
  • Intel Core i3 380UM processor
  • 2GB DDR3 RAM
  • 64GB SSD
  • Intel HD 3000 graphics
  • HDMI
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • USB 2.0
Not exactly the MacBook Air killer PC fans might have been hoping for, but a solidly spec'd machine nonetheless, and ultra thin to boot. The Samsung Series 9 measures 0.65 (H) x 11.7 (W) x 7.8 (D) inches and weighs 2.31 pounds with a standard battery. It also scores points on sex appeal with a beautiful brushed aluminum chassis.

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