Second-generation Intel Core Family processors are here, and laptop manufacturers are wasting no time announcing new models. At CES, Samsung shows the Samsung 9 Series notebooks.
The 9 Series has a “.64-inch profile,” (16.3 mm). MacBook Air thickness ranges .11-.68 inches (3-17 mm) Both laptops weigh 2.9 pounds (1.73 kg). The two thin-and-lights feature 13.3-inch displays with 1366 x 768 resolution, DDR3 memory and no optical drive. But the 9 is two full Intel processor generations ahead of the Air, with second-gen 1.4GHz i5 Core processor compared to 1.86GHz Core 2 Duo processor.
Full specs: 1.4GHz Intel Core i5 processor (2537M), 3MB cache, turbo boost to 2.3GHz, 13.3-inch backlit-LED display (400 nit), 1366×768 screen resolution, 128GB sold-state drive, 4GB DDR3 memory, Intel HD GT2 integrated graphics, 3 watt (1.5W x 2) stereo speakers with 1.5 watt sub-woofer, USB 3.0, Bluetooth 3.0, 802.11b/g/n, WiMax, Windows 7 Home Premium or Professional (64-bit for both); 6.5 hours claimed battery life.