Who says that you can’t get a beautiful, ultra-thin, and high performing laptop for the Windows platform? Kudos to Samsung for busting this one out.

I am writing these words on an extremely thin and stylish, but very light, laptop made of metal. Despite its slender body, it has a full-size screen and keyboard, good performance and claims strong battery life… You might assume I’m using one of Apple‘s alluring MacBook Air machines… But you’d be wrong. Instead, I’m using the first real Windows-based competitor to the Air.

Here is a shot of the MacBook (left) side-by-side with the Samsung Series 9.


Despite it’s nice, super-thin design, too bad (according to Walt) that it’s battery life doesn’t quite hold up to the MacBook. And the fact that it’s even a bit more expensive isn’t going to persuade would-be Mac buyers from buying it as an alternative.

Walt Mossberg: Samsung’s Series 9 Is a Solid, Beautiful, but Pricey MacBook Air Competitor –


Speaking of sexy, thin laptops… one has to mention the Dell Adamo XPS. Which, when it came out in 2009, was one of the coolest laptops on the market. Unfortunately, Dell had planned only a limited run (to test the market?), and given its very steep price (~$1,700), it’s no wonder it didn’t last long. I just wish they had continued to refine it and make it cheaper rather than cancelling.

Dell Adamo on


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