Thursday, March 17, 2011

Samsung's laptop: Thinner, lighter, more expensive than MacBook Air

Samsung had unveiled its really slim and light prototype in CES 2011. Now, it is actually hitting stores in some countries on the 17th of March, 2011. It's Thursday already in Asia (for me)! This Series 9 laptop packs performance, style and everything in itself.

More details and specs after the jump.

Here are the specs for this model:
  • Sandy Bridge Intel CoreTM i5 Processor 2537M (1.40 GHz, 3MB; turbo up to 2.3 GHz) 
  • Windows® 7 Home Premium (64 bit) / Windows® 7 Professional (64 bit)  
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • 128GB solid state drive
  • 13.3-inch HD LED-backlit display, with a resolution of 1366x768
  • Intel HD GT2 Integrated Graphics 
  • Lithium polymer battery, which will last for about 6.5 hours 
  • Built-in WiMax 4G connectivity
The Samsung Series 9 has a 0.64 inch profile, while weighing just about 2.89 lbs. Samsung also mentioned at CES that this laptop boots in 12 seconds, flat. You're on the web in no time!

This is a lot more power than the MacBook Air for sure. But it costs more too, however. The Series 9 will set you back about $1,649 in the US. That's about $50 more than the most powerful current-gen MacBook Air. But it gives you the power too.

Considering the price, specs, dimensions and weight, this laptop is probably built for frequently-traveling business users. Mashable reports that there will be a slightly lower version of the same laptop, with a screen size of 11.1" too.

Samsung's site has a lot more details on this laptop too. Check it out if you're interested.

Good that Apple doesn't have claims about the MacBook Air being the slimmest anywhere on the site now. At least, I didn't find anything in the obvious places. If there is anything about that, I guess they'll have to change a bit.

[News Samsung via Mashable]