A few weeks ago we told
you about official pricing and availability for the 13" Samsung 9
Series laptop. This week, we now have official pricing for the 11" 9
Series laptop that will be hitting the market next month.
Official pricing is listed at $1199.99
for the tiny ultra-portable notebook. The 11" model (1366 x 768 screen
resolution) comes packing a 1.33GHz Core i3 380UM processor, 2GB of memory, and
a 64GB SSD. Other features include a backlit keyboard, Intel HD Graphics 3000
IGP, 1.3MP HD webcam, 802.11n Wi-Fi, WiDi,
and Bluetooth 3.0.
Despite its thin and light frame, the
comes packing 3 USB ports, a GbE port, and HDMI output. A 6-cell
lithium-ion battery provides up to 7 hours of battery life.
The 2.31-pound 9 Series notebook comes
with a standard 3-year warranty.
Apple's 11" MacBook Air starts
at just $999 and doesn't include nearly as many features as the Samsung
offering. Apple also uses an “archaic” Core 2 Duo processor, is rather skimpy
on USB ports (only two are offered), and it doesn't feature a GbE port.
quote: Yes, we know it does, but it's a SAMSUNG, not an Mac, and as such, it needs to be cheaper.
quote: Oh, and don't forget the Samsung has a lower res screen than the Macbook Air, and maybe not even as good a quality to boot.
quote: Samsung doesn't appear to give any estimate on their site.
quote: "Core i3 380UM processor... Other features include... Intel HD Graphics 3000 IGP"
quote: Is Apple build quality really a laughing stock in "the industry"
quote: And this stupid tax? Have you even read this article that tells us that Samsung are charging 20% more for a product that basically costs no more to make? (I justify that by balancing the cost of the CPU vs the Nvidia graphics that the Air
quote: So the integrated intel video is... oh yeah, at best comparable to the 320M on the Air.
quote: Mac Air, you could get, say, 128GB SSD instead of the Samsung 64GB SSD at the same price.
quote: Or how about the fact that the Samsung is .65" at its thinnest vs. .1" on the Air, as well as deeper, so you're talking at least double the volume of Air.
quote: Not to mention having to run Windows or Linux on it. :) It IS amazing that they essentially can't offer a better value proposition than Apple.