Samsung 9 Series laptops unveiled at CES; Worthy MacBook Air rivals?

January 6, 2011, By Alex Ion

Samsung is taking a shot at nabbing the “thinnest and lightest” title with their new 9 Series laptops that have been unveiled at CES 2011 in Las Vegas.

The new 13.3-inch 9 Series laptop from Samsung is said to weigh only 2.89 pounds. It measures just 0.68-inches at its thickest point. In comparison with the MacBook Air which is 2.9 pounds heavy and 0.11 to 0.68-inches thick, the duralumin machine seems like a good rival. But does it have what it takes to actually compete with it?

Samsung 9 Series Specs

Samsung went overboard trying to cram as much as possible but still keeping the slim design. It looks like they’ve done it.

While there’s no optical drive, the 9 Series notebooks brag with Ethernet, HDMI, and USB ports, as well as a headphone jack. Regarding it’s processing power, it runs on a brand new Core i5 2537M processor, has 4GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD storage space.

Other specs include a 400 nit LED-backlit keyboard and two 1.5-watt speakers packed with a sub-woofer — which is nothing short of sexy if you ask us.

Regarding pricing, Samsung have announced that the 9 Series laptop should cost around $1,600, so better save some of your hard earned cash if you want to bring one home when it gets released.

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