Not an Ultrabook but it could be, Samsung's Series 9

Subject: Mobile | September 6, 2011 - 04:59 PM |
Tagged: Samsung, Series 9, ultraportable

If you are in the market for an ultraportable Intel notebook, instead of waiting to see what becomes of the Ultrabook you could consider the Samsung Series 9.  A 13" notebook powered by a Core i5-2537M with 8GB of DDR3-1333 and a 256GB Samsung SSD pretty much matches anything that is on the market.  At $1300 it is a bit expensive but for a 12.9" x 8.9" x 0.64" notebook with that much power you have to expect a steep entry fee.  The Tech Report were impressed overall with some negative points from the keyboard's quality and the battery life which was not as long as they had hoped, you can't expect much more than four hours from the notebook.

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"This 13" notebook has much in common with Apple's MacBook Air—an almost impossibly slim chassis, a very light weight, a low-voltage Sandy Bridge processor, and solid-state storage. Did Samsung hit a home run with this laptop, and is it worth the money?"

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September 6, 2011 | 07:04 PM - Posted by pdjblum

Tech Report these days is totally biased towards the A company. Every thing they review is measured against something, that is always better according to them, from the A company. I gave up that site recently after frequenting it daily because of their hard on for A products and A news of any sort. I am so glad I found a true hardware enthusiast site with integrity and a great group of reviewers and reporters.

September 7, 2011 | 01:43 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Thanks for the compliment ... though there is an A product we are biased against ... if you count ignoring them as a bias.

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