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Samsung 11.6-inch Series 9 Laptop Arrives in the US

Written on May 16, 2011 by Adam Eve

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Samsung's second Series 9 laptop that takes precise aim at Apple's MacBook Air line is shipping from retail stores in the US.

Another aluminum-clad, ultra-portable laptop from takes flight, as it aims to outdone ’s line. has come up with its second laptop that is akin to Apple’s 11.6-inch MacBook Air. Other than its size, that laptop also weights 2.3 pounds.

Though the patterns tells that Samsung is following Apple’s lead, there are some that deviates the 11.6-inch Series 9 laptop from its competitor. It’s processor, for instance, is an Intel Core i series. It also a USB 3.0 port and is packed with a 4G WiMax capability.

Weight/height: 2.3 pounds, 0.65 inches
Materials: “arching duralumin” enclosure
Processor: Intel Core i3-380UM, ultra-power-efficient Core i chip
Storage: 64GB solid-state drive
Memory: 2GB
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0; WiMax 4G
Ports: USB 3.0 and USB 2.0, MicroSD
Battery life: specified at 7 hours
Software: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
: $1,199

Albeit this is a pretty impressive sheet, Samsung’s SSD is just half of the MacBook Air. This only means that the company still needs to contend with the formidable Apple brand.

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