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  • Paulman - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - link

    "The display was typical laptop fare, with limited viewing angles, but is quoted at 400 nits of brightness. In practice, it looked good, but won't wow you on a long flight while watching a movie."

    So are you telling me that this competitor to the Macbook Air doesn't have as good of a screen? That would be pretty sad, since it's priced above a Macbook Air?
  • ananduser - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - link

    This revamped 9 has a better higher res screen than the Air. It is matte, has better viewing angles, it is more luminous. It is what TheVerge said of it as it did a proper "hands-on". Reply
  • gevorg - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - link

    Look at those prices! I thought Windows is suppose to be cheaper! Might as well get MBA and use bootcamp. Plus the resale value would be much better. Reply
  • mevans336 - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - link

    In practice, pricing will be a bit less, if it follows the current Series 9 line. Samsung quoted $1699 for the current Series 9 model, but in practice it is readily available for $1299 and has even dipped as low as $999 at one point.

    That said, I just researched and comparison shopped the current generation Series 9 vs. the current generation 13" Macbook Air ... and chose the Macbook. While the Samsung was undeniably sexy (and it would have been nice to have something different, as Macbooks are becoming extremely blasé), the screen on the Macbook Air was what sealed the deal for me.
  • Watwatwat - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - link

    yea i know it isn't exactly a regular source of reviews, but kevin pereira nailed it on this laptop, over priced and inferior to the air, after all this extra r&d time this is the best samsung could come up with against the air? not good. Reply
  • ph00ny - Monday, January 16, 2012 - link

    Way to use last year's model
  • RussianSensation - Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - link

    That review is looking at the 11 inch model which is now discontinued.
    The new Series 9 laptops address all of the issues discussed in that review...

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