The Samsung Series 9 notebook is here and it's out to take the tech and the fashion industry by storm. Pegged at a not-for-the-masses price point of P79,990 Samsung Philippines makes it clear that this laptop is as premium as any PC can get.
Made from Duralumin metal alloy, the same material used in fighter jets, the Samsung Series 9 houses an Intel Core i5-2537M processor, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 128GB SSD drive, and a battery that could go for a claimed 7 hours. The 13.3-inch LED display is also part of the highlight reel as Samsung markets it as the brightest ever put on a notebook. 400 nits to be exact.
But as we've mentioned before, the Series 9 has its sights set on one Apple MacBook Air from day one. It's the anti-Air in every way possible from the Windows 7 OS to the 16.25mm thin profile. Admittedly, though, Samsung will have a tough time explaining to customers why they should go for their more expensive offering.
Samsung Series 9 specs
- Type: Intel Core i5-2537M
- Speed: 1.40 GHz, turbo up to 2.3 GHz (3MB L2 Cache)
- Motherboard/Chipset: Intel QM67
- Memory (RAM): 4GB DDR3
- Storage: 128GB SSD
- Video Card: Intel HD 3000
- Size: 13.3 inches
- Resolution: 1366 x 768 pixels (WXGA)
- Brightness: 400 nit
- Modem: 0
- LAN: 1
- Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n
- Bluetooth: ver. 3.0
- USB: ver. 3.0
- VGA: 0
- Card Reader: MicroSD
- Mic: in
- Headphone: in
- Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
- Power Consumption: 40 Watts
- Battery Life
- Cells: 6
- Life: ~7 hours
- Size: 327.66 x 226 x 16.25mm
- Weight: 1.3kg
Samsung's Director for IT Eric Sulit however is confident that the Series 9 will be more than just a flash in the pan as he believes that they have achieved "the perfect balance of performance, design, and durability".
Sulit is banking on the fact that despite being pricier than the usual notebook, the specs and the 3-year warranty of the Series 9 will be able to convince power users to snag one. And by power, what they probably meant was powerful in terms of financial capability.
We wish Samsung well in this fashionable endeavor especially since historically, its contemporaries like Dell and Lenovo have just given up because of the stiff competition. But hey, this is Samsung, the very company that's bent on taking down Apple in every conceivable front.
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