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Prizefight: Samsung New Series 9 vs. Vizio Thin+Light CT14-A2

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Prizefight: Samsung New Series 9 vs. Vizio Thin+Light CT14-A2

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It's a Prizefight punchout between two of the top premium ultrabooks on the market. Does the new kid on the block, Vizio, have what it takes to take down Samsung? Let's do this!

-- -- What's up prize fight fans I'm Brian Tong and this is a battle between two of the top premium -- for both on the market. If the prize five points out. Between the new Samsung series nine and the new kid on the block the -- thin and light CT 1482. Now judges for this fight are senior editor Dan -- man Ackerman senior associate editor Scott it's go time Stein and Brian can't go. They'll take all three judges' blind scores and I've been out there have been found the final prize fight -- Will be an average of all rounds in the same system lets get this party started round one is design. -- define the series night and it's come into its own for the smaller footprint and a sleeker thinner design from previous generations. That no longer reminds you of a MacBook Air. It's all aluminum body weighs in at two point six pounds with an improved -- -- for thirteen inch screen with a slimmer Basil. So this feels smaller than some of the twelve inch laptops we've -- and it's hands down the best looking to -- -- on the market. -- this -- is known for their TV sets. But their first entry into the laptop world is a fresh take on the category the CP -- team has a thicker body with his fourteen inch screen. But it brings a modern sense of designs and a rubberized case with a sturdy -- -- first entry business held its own original design but it's still just not eye popping up in the -- for the world. Samsung takes this round with a perfect five and -- you'll get support -- those features. The new series nine includes two USB port which is standard but you don't love -- -- -- you still with this guy for ethernet. Monitor out and mini HDMI. Now I'm a big fan of its matte finish display but two things it has that -- doesn't. Visits -- -- -- -- with its subtle green glow and an SD card slot on the side. Now the video CT fourteen has two USB ports and includes a full size HDMI port. -- requires a dongle for ethernet that will take up one of your USBs plus the lack of an SD card slot is a -- But the biggest difference here is that this deal -- this guy with 250 -- gigs of solid state drive -- -- -- And twice the amount of the -- Another round the tricky fault but you'll get the edge of 3.3. 03 with a hard drive space. Nothing -- doesn't have a slightly round three is performance. In our standard configurations Samsung brings a one point seven gigahertz. Four I five processor to the table and -- deal comes despite with a one point nine gigahertz. Core I seven processor. The results of our benchmark tests show that -- was simply a bit faster outperforming Samsung in the multi media multitasking test. Doing it again in our Adobe Photoshop CS five minutes processing test and finally populous -- ninth via iTunes encoding -- Video can stand crowd here with a solid four and Samsung gets a three next round is battery life. -- used -- laptop brings one of the most important citing factors. So what we put these cute there -- video playback battery drain test the results speak for themselves. Samsung's new series night brings the best battery life we've seen on a recent -- -- but I close to seven hours just behind the MacBook air and -- deal on the other hand. Is bringing just over four hours and that's a -- A solid state drive. -- -- delivered the blow with another perfect five and -- still gets a three. Points out the gravity -- around sense and still leads by half a point coming up the final round of -- at all is value. -- able to vote results they drive just won't come cheap. And -- -- and united and SRP the Samsung series nine is more affordable than the previous model and -- the quality laptop but. There's an argument being made here that you can't make a laptop that just about as good as -- -- competition and then prices even higher. Now the busy OCT 148 Q retails for eleven day night which is just a bit less expensive and it does -- some features out. But we'd rather pay less for a version with the last. The -- state drive. The -- -- stands out here the reply in the final round at five at the what shouted out all five rounds and in a prize fight where both all of the books -- to round. It was Samsung's -- perfect rounds that made all the difference and a new series night. Takes this battle three point eight to 3.4 and is your. I'm bright trunk space rocket so we'll catch you guys next time on another planet like.

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