Samsung Launches Series 9 Premium Ultrabook

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crabdog

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Since when does 5.8 hours mean "all day"? And when are we going to start seeing 8GB of RAM as standard on these "premium" models?
 

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Maybe I just have sensitive eyes but the SuperBright thing seems like it will burn my retinas out. As it is I already have to turn down the brightness on every display I use since they all seem way too bright by default.
 

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Unfortunately for MS and the consumers, statements like this: "It also packs Windows 8, but don't let that scare you off – the desktop you know and love still exists underneath Microsoft's new tablet-oriented overlay." mean the death knell for Windows 8 - it is becoming the new Vista.

From my experience, Windows 8's UI is a hinderance without a touch screen - it was designed to bridge current to next with the intent that most devices would have a touch screen in the future.
 

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Yeah I agree, I don't see how this is worth anywhere close to $1400. And it's a i7-3537U, which I just looked up and is a dual core i7 with HT. I thought all mobile i7s were quad core and the mobile i5's were the dual core ones.
 

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I think that what makes it premium is that, at a peanut over 2.5 pounds, it's a very thin-and-light, if not quite an ultrabook. For those who value having little weight to carry, it's a good achievement in specs. The XPS 13 weighs 0.4 pounds more. While that is nothing, it is 16 percent (did I get that right) of the weight of the lighter machine.
 

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Agreed, should be $1100 for i5, 4gb, 128gb and then $1400 for i7, 8gb, 256gb. A 1080p PLS display is not enough to push people to Samsung's ultrabook instead of the Macbook Air.
 
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