Samsung's Series 9 is a gorgeously thin piece of equipment, which would be great for any traveller looking for something light, thin and portable. If the MacBook Air is out of the question due to OS X, this may be your next port of call — just be prepared to pay a bit more.
Typical price: $2,499.00
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Apple's new MacBook Air leapfrogs from old Intel Core 2 Duo silicon to a fresh Sandy Bridge chip. That's a leap of two generations, and it shows in the performance.
Samsung's refreshed 11.6-inch ultraportable offers up some stiff competition for Apple's similarly configured MacBook Air.
The MacBook rumor of the day is intriguing: a black MacBook as part of the upcoming Intel Sandy Bridge chip refresh.
Lenovo's new ThinkPad X1 looks impressive, but how does it stack up against the Samsung Series 9, 13-inch MacBook Air, and Toshiba Portege R835?
Dell has released a video and photos of its upcoming 15.6-inch ultrathin laptop. The line of new laptops is designed in the spirit of the discontinued Adamo.
The $1,649 Samsung Series 9 NP900X3A certainly won't be for every wallet, but this light, well-featured, and striking 13-incher is the closest the Windows world will ever come to a MacBook Air. However, its higher-than-the-Air price will be hard to stomach.
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We've seen an influx of eye-catching, highly portable 13-inch laptops of late, so it's a perfect time to stack the Samsung Series 9 up against the 13-inch MacBook Air and the Toshiba Portege R835.