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Samsung 9 Series laptop (ZX310 / 900X3A) unveiled

Discussion in 'Samsung' started by SoundsGood, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. SoundsGood

    SoundsGood Notebook Virtuoso

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    It looks impressive, but the pricing is very "Apple-like" as well.
     
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    wii IPS Rules

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    Wow, that is one of the most beautiful designs I've ever seen, even more interesting are the specs, could that be an IPS screen finally on a 13.3"?

    Read the press release:

    Ultra Vivid Display
    The 13.3-inch 9 Series features a LED-backlit screen, offering users the highest quality visual experience expected from Samsung, thanks to SuperBright Plus display with 400- nit brightness. Digital images and multimedia are brought to life on the 9 Series, assisted by a 100,000:1 contrast ratio and true-to-life color reproduction (16 million colors), enriching the computing experience for end users.

    Additionally, the wide 160-degree viewing angle allows users to appreciate breathtaking screen images from a variety of vantages points, making the 9 Series easy to use whether in a user's lap, on a desk or shared in a communal space. The laptop's ambient light sensor adjusts the display brightness based on surrounding lighting conditions and reduces user eye strain. This innovative feature is complemented by an automatically adjusting backlit keyboard that adapts to darker light conditions with greater illumination.


    Samsung's 9 Series Laptop Takes the MacBook Air Head-On
     
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    Very nice indeed. Will give the Sony Z a run for its money.
     
  5. coldmack

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    It does look nice, but the Sony does have an optical drive which I still use. But, if this is priced fair with a screen that is to my liking(ie something with good viewing angles, and color) I am am sold, specially if they offer an external optical drive option.
     
  6. John Ratsey

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    That looks nice (although how long it runs on battery remains to be seen). Samsung, after a few years chasing quantity, are now showing renewed interest in their top end models. One can hope that some of the engineering can trickle down the range.

    John
     
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    Do we know if the screen is glossy or is it going to be some kind of IPS, or mattish display?
     
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    If those specs are correct, it must be IPS, but the resolution is only 1368x768, that could be a dealbreaker for me, I need minimum 1440x900.
     
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    I think on 13.3 16:9 res would be 1600x900, as I don't think I have seen a 1440x900 res on a 16:9(at least I don't think I have).
     
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    Looks like about 6.5 hours. Here are some specs:

    * CPU: Second Generation Intel® CoreTM i5 Processor 2537M (1.40 GHz, 3MB; turbo up to 2.3 GHz)
    * Operating System: Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64 bit) / Windows® 7 Professional (64 bit)
    * Memory: 4GB DDR3
    * Storage (max): 128GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
    * Screen: 13.3-inch HD LED-backlit SuperBright Plus display (400 nit)
    * Resolution: 1366x768
    * Graphics: Intel HD GT2 Integrated Graphics
    * Speakers: 3 watt (1.5W x 2) stereo speakers and 1.5 watt sub-woofer
    * Battery: Lithium Polymer; up to 6.5 hours
    * Wireless: 802.11b/g/n; WiMaxi
    * Weight: 2.89 lbs.

    Looks good to me! :)
     
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    Hmm, looks like a great deal!

    But what's up with these new Intel integrated graphics??
    Do they do the job well? Will I be able to run some light games like WoW on this computer?

    That's the only thing that prevents me from buying this computer when it comes out in February..
     
  13. John Ratsey

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    See the notebookcheck data on this GPU. There are various benchmark results plus some actual gaming performance data (at the bottom of the page).

    John
     
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    Check out this trackpad!

    [​IMG]
     
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    I like it, but the price is a bit high for me, atm, and I would have preferred a standard HDMI instead of HDMI mini.
     
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    I know what you mean. And I agree about the HDMI. Plus I'd much prefer a regular SD cardslot, not a MiniSD. That kinda bugs me, to be honest.
     
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    A 13" MBA with 128gb SSD and 4gb RAM runs $1399, and this is $200 more, with a newer processor speed and backlit keyboard.
    So there really isn't much of a price differential here, except that the Samsung will likely be competing with a whole host of similarly designed Windows based products - while OS X really won't. It's a matter of OS preference more than anything.
    If Samsung really dropped the price on these things, it would be a different game.
     
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    Wait you sure mini and not micro? I can deal with micro as that is what my phone uses, and have a few micro to sd card adapters I can use on my camera.
     
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    Sorry, you're right, I meant Micro. My cameras all use regular SD so I'm not accustomed to MicroSD. Personally I'd rather not have to deal with adapters.
     
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    Yeah I have a bunch of sd cards too, but most of them are the old 1gb and 2gb kind while I have a 4gb microsd hc card(w adapter) that I use on my camera, and hook it up to my pc.
     

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