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Samsung's Notebook 9 is a 15-inch laptop that won't weigh you downThis slim and light laptop isn't very exciting, but hits the right specs at the right price.
We've all seen this guy, the on the go business or creative type struggling slump shouldered across the street. Because they're lugging a giant 15 inch laptop that weighs five pounds or more. Why? Because sometimes you need more than a small 13 inch screen. Or you just want a full-powered, all-day laptop. That's why I love the current trend towards fifteen-inch laptops that have big, high-res screens but are also very slim and light. The Samsung Notebook 9 is one of the newest of these And among the least expensive. Now, it's not as light as the LG Gram series. It doesn't have the really cool bezel-free design of the Dell SPS 15, and it doesn't have the battery life of the 15-inch Macbook Pro. But it does come close in each of these categories. It's a good middle of the road laptop that weighs less than a Macbook Air It's more safe than exciting, but it's also usually just $1,199, with a core I7 CPU and a big 256 gig solid-state drive, and it's even discounted right now to $1,099 making it an even better deal.