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Samsung's MacBook Air competitor gets dated and priced

By Matthew ยท 11 replies
Feb 24, 2011
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  1. We've seen plenty of MacBook Air competitors crop up since Apple's fall refresh, including Samsung's 9 series notebook. Unveiled at CES 2011, the ultraportable matches the MacBook Air's size and weight almost precisely, measuring from 15.9mm to 16.3mm between its thickest and thinnest points and weighing 2.89 pounds. Samsung wasn't quite ready to spill the beans on pricing and availability back in January, but nearly two months later the company has finally shared those details.

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  2. Sarcasm

    Sarcasm TS Guru Posts: 354   +40

    Yipes, $2200... I hate to say it, but I'd rather get a MacBook Air.
  3. ViNCiLiCiouS

    ViNCiLiCiouS TS Rookie Posts: 30

    i wouldn't be surprised if $2200 is spot on- this thing really packs in some serious gear in a very slim chassis.
    unfortunately that turns this into a dream and by the time its reasonable to buy- outdated.
  4. supertech

    supertech TS Member Posts: 84   +10

    you can get 2 for that price and enough change for an ipod touch
  5. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    I would imagine that the people who want a "slim" laptop would be more interested in the MacBook air anyway, so the 2200 price tag isn't going to sway them over to buy this laptop
  6. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,445   +349

    Ouch, even I'd wait for a Macbook Air refresh, but it's nice to see someone else can do it... especially the backlit keyboard...
  7. topcoach

    topcoach TS Enthusiast Posts: 45

    I think I will get a Macbook Air.
  8. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

  9. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 2,145   +1,221

  10. ViperSniper2

    ViperSniper2 TS Rookie Posts: 49

    @Sarcasm and the rest of the fools who don't realize why this Samsung notebook costs so much. The Case isn't just Aluminum. It's a memory metal case alloy called "Duralumin" (look it up). It is actually a semi-flexible aluminum case capable of taking a lot more abuse than just the plain Aluminum of a Mac Book Air.

    It's lighter and thinner. It also has a much beefier CPU and Graphics chip along with a larger SSD Drive that is actually about twice the quality of the generic brand in CrApple's Mac Book Air. To hell with Core 2 Duo..... lol... that's so last decade. This thing is sporting the same i5 processor as a MacBook Pro.... you fools!!!!
  11. supertech

    supertech TS Member Posts: 84   +10

    The market will prove that you are a fool as people will not buy this product at this pricepoint in masses. This is almost something like the Fujitsu tablet pc which very few people purchased due to the pricepoint.
  12. howzz1854

    howzz1854 TS Evangelist Posts: 611   +94

    that's if they're targeting this product toward the Macbook pro crowd. the fact that the article says they're targeting the Macbook air consumers, the price is completely outta wack. you'll be a foo to assume that this is a good deal to replace a mac book air.

    i am no fan of Macs, but this is simple fact, marketing 101. it's simply aiming in the wrong category. people who're in the price bracket of mac book air are NOT going to buy this notebook.

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