I got my hands on the new Samsung Series 9 laptop which is the world’s thinnest and lightest laptop, I needed a new laptop since mine is 4 years old and it’s really heavy and slow. Samsung Series 9 was on my mind for quite sometime, so I went ahead to Al Andalus Samsung dealer last night and got the 15″ model for KD499 plus one year international warranty. As I opened the box and started comparing it with my old laptop, I felt the difference, the dimensions are 35.5 x 23.5 x 1.4 cm and it weighs merely 1.6 KG, that’s so light.
The specs are hot, 15″ LED screen, Intel Core i7 processor, 8 GB DDR3 RAM (upgradable to 16GB), 1900 X 1600 display resolution, 256 SSD storage, HDMI output, USB 3.0, and SD card slot. As I switched on the ultrabook, first thing I observed is that it’s so quiet, no fan noise what so ever (unlike my older laptops) and Windows booting was so fast, 6 seconds maximum and it was ready to go.
The touchpad measures 11 x 7.3 cm and mouse cursor moved smoothly, the keyboard buttons were placed in a way that makes typing comfortable, also there was backlighting for easy typing in dark places. Another cool thing is the bright display that has deep colors, I enjoyed watching movies because they looked near perfect with the true black color and contrast.
The programs ran fast and smoothly, even when I turned off my bedroom A/C heating was minimal, I recall my hp laptop felt like a nuclear reactor when it gets hot or when I run heavy applications. So far, I’m very satisfied with Samsung Series 9 and I’ happy that I can take it with me anywhere, but I want to test it with Windows 8.
The only shortcomings so far is that there is no DVD/Blu-ray drive but this can be easily solved with an external DVD player, the price KD500 is also high when compared to other laptops. Also the battery is built-in (not removable) but this is not issue since it lasts for 5-7 hours with me. There is smaller 13.3″ model for KD450