Macbook Air vs. Samsung Series 9 : Which Ultraportable Notebook Do You Prefer?

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.

macbook air vs. samsung series 9


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.

macbook air vs. samsung series 9


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.

macbook air vs. samsung series 9
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?

10 comments:

  1. I am leaning towards the Samsung Series 9. Besides the sleek style, I don't feel like learning a whole new OS, not to mention buying new softwares for it, just for me to use it on my laptop.

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  2. I like the Samsung Series 9.

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  3. I PREFER SAMSUNG SERIES 9 LAPTOP...
    ` BCOZ IT CAN REVOLVE AS A TABLET OF U WAN'T TOUCHSCREEN RATHER THAN TYPING ON THAT KEYBOARD... WINDOWS 7 WAS MUCH MORE COMPATIBLE COMPARE TO OS X .. AND THE DESIGN OF SAMSUNG WAS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT WITH OTHERS..

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  4. I like Samsung series of laptops. It is user friendly, sleek design, and of course Japan Technology - the world's highest innovation when it comes to technology.

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  5. Just like the other comments I also prefer Samsung Series 9.

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  6. Isn't Samsung from Korea? not Japan

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  7. my heart still at Macbook air :)

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  8. I LOVE MACBOOK AIR

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  9. for the same specs, hardware, and deinitely better perormance and quality, the Apple Air can't beat the MSI. The MSI is at least least core i3; while the Apple Mac Air KAHIT BUKSANPA NIO ANG NABILI NIO AY 100% INTEL ATOM DUAL CORE. Hahahah mga hunghang!

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  10. For your Info pipol, APPLE SPECS ARE ABSOLUTE LIES. Buksannio apple nio,baka mg amok kau pagnakita nio laman niang nabili niu mg 60K discounted at pinagyayaybang ay, MAGANDA PA HARDWARE NG E-MACHINES that cost 18K lang. HAR HAR HAR. Ung mga bumibili ng Apple computers at ipad ay MAY TAWAG SA INYO.

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