The battle of ultra-thin notebook is now officially ON in the Philippines!
Yesterday, Samsung Philippines launched Samsung Series 9, the thinnest and probably most expensive notebook in its current line-up.
Clad in Duralumin - a highly durable metal alloy widely used in aircraft construction - and flaunting a 13.3-inch HD LED-backlit SuperBright Plus display (400 nit), Samsung Series 9 measures just 0.64 of an inch at its thickest point and weighs only 2.89 lbs.
Samsung Series 9 notebook may be light-weight but it sure packs a serious punch. It runs Windows 7 operating system with its powerful Intel Core i5 Processor 2537M (1.40 GHz, 3MB; turbo up to 2.3 GHz) and features 4GB of DDR3 memory, 128GB Solid State Drive (SSD), Intel HD GT2 Integrated Graphics and a Lithium Polymer battery that gives an uptime of up to 6.5 hours.
So what's the price? In the Philippines, Samsung Series 9 notebook goes for a whopping Php 79,990.
Given how thin the notebook is, I guess we can safely say that Samsung Series 9 was made to go head to head with 13.3-inch variants of what could be the most famous ultra-thin notebook in the world today, the Apple Macbook Air.
2010 Macbook Air notebooks feature highly recyclable aluminum and glass enclosure, mercury-free LED-backlit display and Arsenic-free glass.
Apple has two 13.3-inch Macbook Air models available in the Philippines - both measuring 0.68 of an inch at the thickest point and weighing just 2.9 lbs. Both models feature a 1.86GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB DDR3 memory, 128GB of flash storage, NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics and a lithium-polymer battery that should give around 5 hours of uptime. The 128 GB version sells for Php 67,990 while the 256 GB version sells for Php 83,990.
TP Asks the Crowd:
Macbook Air vs. Samsung Series 9: Which Ultraportable Notebook Do You Prefer?