The 15-inch Samsung 9 portable notebooks are slim, sleek, light, and fast. It is seen as a stiff competitor to the Apple MacBook Air but is costlier. However, the hardware is superior with the processor itself using Sandy Bridge while the Air is still using the Core 2 duos and 4 GB RAM compared to 2 GB RAM for the Air.
The detailed specifications of the Samsung Series 9 15-inch laptops are given below:
• Display- 15 inch LCD with resolution 1600 x 900 pixels, 399 lux brightness
• Size- 14 x 9.3 x 0.58 inches, 3.7 lbs
• Processor- Intel Core i5 2467M 2G processor 1.6 GHz
• RAM- 8 GB
• Hard drive- 128 GB SSD, 154 Mbps data transfer rate
• Graphics- Intel HD Graphics 3000
• Webcam- 1.3 MP, 1280 x 1024 resolution
• Software- 64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium, with MS Office
• Connectivity- LAN, USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports, micro HDMI, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
• Battery- Li-Po 64 WH battery, 7 hours backup
Pros and Cons
The notebook is loaded with user-friendly features it has a sleek, rugged design with a backlit keyboard, anti glare screen and delightful typing experience. The hardware is top notch too with the Core i5 Sandy Bridge processor. The third USB port and Ethernet are something that you would not get in the MacBook Air. Moreover, like the MacBook the design is superslim.
The battery life is not so impressive, but 6 hours are more than enough for most of you. The disappointment is the cost, which is about $1600. Another thing is that the ports are difficult to access because of the slim design, and the touchpad is a tad slippery. Out of the 128 GB solid-state memory, only about 57 GB is available at startup.
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