Samsung Series 9 skinny laptop priced for Blighty
'World's thinnest' claim
Samsung's refreshed Series 9 laptop has been given a release date, with the compact notebook set to land on consumers' laps as early as next week.
The second-generation Series 9 returns to the fray as the world's thinnest premium notebook, the company claims.
The unibody 13in device is just shy of 13mm in height and weighs a mere 1.16kg. It boasts an Intel Core i5 processor and up to 4GB of memory with a 128GB SSD.
The new Series 9 now runs the distance with up to ten hours' battery life and features a display with anti-reflective coating for a non-gloss look.
There's also a Fast Boot Feature which has been improved to start the machine up in just 1.4 seconds, while the company promises an improved browser, twice the speed of its S9 predecessor.
The Samsung Series 9 hits John Lewis shops on 25 February for £1200 and will roll out to other UK retailers later in the year. ®
What's the obsession with 'thinnest'?
Surely 'thin enough' is sufficient?
Presumably the engineering effort to make it thinnest has a bearing on price and for what - nobody cares that it's 0.1mm thinner than something else.
Just make it powerful enough, reasonably priced and not too heavy and it'll be fine.
Re: What's the obsession with 'thinnest'?
Amen. People are always criticising my smartphone for being a "brick". Erm...what? My original mobile phone came with a belt clip and could only text in upper-case, and an N series is a brick because it has a proper keyboard and a decent camera?
I couldn't give two shits if another phone is a few mm thinner - what does that gain me anyway? A more fragile device? If it's an extra 20g heavier, will my weak, crippled hands not be able to heft it all the way to my head?
No, of course not. It's just faddish elitism.
"The fact its not an Apple?"
Awesome. Sign me up.
And it looks nothing like an Air, unless everything which falls under "thin laptop" is an Air ripoff in your little world. Which it apparently is.
Obligatory Apple Comparison
So exactly the same as the Air, except for .15mm and .15kg of "skinniness" for an extra £100 and I thought Apple stuff was supposed to be expensive!