Samsung Notebook 9 is Samsung’s entry level laptop into Ultrabook world. Notebook 9 is very powerful and with 1.9 lb weight is extremely light. Its sleek premium forged metal frame design resembles the one of MacBook Air. While Notebook 9 and Aspire S 13 are comparable in their dimensions, Notebook 9 is a way lighter.

By Otto Mergen

In terms of performance, both laptops are powerful and suitable to easily handle multiple tasks at once. Although Aspire S 13 features Intel Core i7 as oppose to Notebook 9’s Intel Core i5, thanks to Notebook 9’s m.2 SSD it delivers the comparable performance. 

Regarding resolution, both Notebook 9 and Aspire S 13 have a pretty 1920x1080 display with a nice contrast and colorful screens. Both laptops are also feature ergonomic keyboards.

Samsung advertises its Notebook 9’s battery life lasting up to 10 hours, however it is actual life is way below the advertised one. For an ultraportable laptop this is way below expected level. With respect to the battery life Aspire S 13 lives up more closely to its 10 hour battery life.

Both laptops feature descent onboard speakers and a plenty of outlets for connectivity.

Overall, in terms of hardware and performance Notebook 9 and Aspire S 13 are is on the same league, though Notebook 9 is a little bit pricier. However, if you are looking for a sleek and lighter laptop that can serve your casual daily activities, Notebook 9 is an option to consider.




Samsung Notebook 9


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·       Weight: 1.9 pounds

·       Display: 13.3 inches

·       Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Pixels

·       OS: Windows 10

·       Storage: 256GB m.2 Solid State Drive

·       Processor: 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5

·       RAM: 8GB

·       Camera: 720p HD Web Camera

·       Battery: 2-Cell (30 Whr)

·       Ports: 1 mini VGA, 1 Type D Micro HDMI, 2 USB 3.0,

·       Color: Iron Silver

·       Price: $966 at


Acer Aspire S 13




·       Weight: 3.42 pounds

·       Display: 13.3 inches

·       Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Pixels

·       OS: Windows 10

·       Storage: Available in 256GB or 512 GB SSD

·       Processor: 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7

·       RAM: 8GB

·       Camera: 720p Web Camera

·       Battery: 3-Cell (45Whr)

·       Ports: 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB-C, 1 HDMI, 1 SD Card Reader, 1 Headset jack

·       Color: Black or White

·       Price: $849 at 256GB version


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