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Samsung Series 9 ultraportable in stock, carries premium

updated 11:15 am EDT, Wed March 16, 2011

Samsung 9 Series reaches the US

Samsung's Series 9 notebook has begun reaching US shores with listings showing it as in stock. The ultrathin is carrying a slight premium over the official $1,599 price and costs between $1,625 and $1,649 depending on the retailer. All of them should share the same 1.4GHz ultra-low voltage Core i5, 4GB of RAM and the 128GB SSD key to its low profile.

The Series 9 was conspicuously designed as an alternative to the MacBook Air and in some ways outperforms its Apple counterpart with a slightly thinner 0.64-inch body and a weight under three pounds. It also has the unique advantage of Duralumin, an alluminum alloy that Samsung claims is twice as strong as aluminum without being heavier.

We tried the Series 9 at CES, and while it felt fast, we weren't convinced Duralumin was necessarily helping the rigidity. Apple's unibody construction is typically very sturdy. We were also surprised that Samsung was charging as much when Apple is asking $1,299 for a system with roughly comparable speed. [via Engadget]





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