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Even the box for the Series 9 feels upscale: soft black surfaces and metal trim.

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The Series 9 tucked inside its snug packaging.

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The Samsung Series 9 power adapter is tiny and has a removable plug for travel.

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Opened up, it does indeed resemble a MacBook Air.

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The Series 9 with its sticker-sash of product details.

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Yep, that's one thin laptop.

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The whole chassis has a very pleasing, minimalist feel.

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The curved rear of the Series 9 and its power plug.

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Raised keys, a wide touch pad, and brushed-metal palm rests, along with a matte screen, grace the interior.

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The sliding port door on the side hides the various USB and proprietary ports.

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Mini-HDMI, a proprietary mini-port, and microSD.

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The Ethernet dongle is awkward, but then again, the MacBook Air doesn't have an Ethernet port either.

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Another view.

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A view of the ports on the other side.

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It feels about as light as a MacBook Air, too.

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We'll see how it performs...

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