Can Samsung Steal Apple’s Notebook Crown?

January 26, 2011, By Christian Cawley

Electronics giant Samsung has decided to alter it’s iTarget and take aim at Apple’s very successful notebook business following a mighty successful 2010…

Samsung to steal Apple's notebook crown?

They intend to do this via the 9 Series, the wafer-thin laptop unveiled at the 2011 CES event that apparently has dimensions that kick the MacBook Air into touch. Including all of the hardware you would expect on such a narrow device, the 9 Series also challenges the MacBook Air in system specs, with the new Core i5 2537M processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD storage fulfilling the $1800 price tag.

Things are certainly stacking up against Apple in 2011, with Steve Jobs taking sick leave, a raft of tablet devices to challenge the iPad and Android potentially stealing the iPhone’s crown as the most popular smartphone. With the 9 Series weighing in at 2.89 pounds to the MacBook Air’s 2.9 pounds, could a matter of ounces make or break Apple’s year?

Samsung are in prime position in 2011, however – in 2010 they were outsold in the notebook market by just 150,000 devices.

So with a MacBook Air boasting Mac OS X or a Samsung 9 Series sporting Windows 7, which one are you going to choose?

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