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Originally Posted by TheSSDReview View Post
I received the series 9 2 days ago and have been working with; should have a review out in a week or so.. The only concern I think anyone might have would be the price. The build is visibly superior, battery life blows away the MacAir, performance is much better and the screen is very clear and brite.
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I've just purchased the Series 9. I think I'll be happy with it. I have always been a Windows guy but took a long look at the Mac Air (and the Mac Pro). The Mac Air was very tempting but I decided to spend the bit extra to stay with Windows 7 (on the Samsung Series 9). I haven't done much comparison on the price but I did read elsewhere that Samsung's 3-year warranty cancels out the price difference if you were to buy the Apple Protection for the Mac Air.
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by Speedboat_LS View Post
I realize you said you have narrowed you selection down to the Mac and Samsung, but is there any reason you didn't go with a Sony Vaio S-series? 13.3" LED-backlit screen, Sandy Bridge i7-2620M and an AMD Radeon HD 6630M with 1GB dedicated VRAM for under $1,300 (Go with an i5 for the CPU and it'll be quite a bit less).

If you want an SSD you can replace the hard drive with the SSD of your choice. The only factory SSD option is for 2x128GB SSDs in RAID0, which is expensive and probably unnecessary.

I just thought I'd mention this one in case you missed it.
Yes. I love this computer. It's faster than the Air and the S9, but you do give up a tiny bit in terms of portability.
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post #13 of 13
I owned a MacBook Air 1st gen and my experience was not good at all. The main issue was the heat. I couldn't even watch a YouTube video and the thing overheats and becomes unresponsive. (Apple has some-kind of invincible command where it restricts the usage on the CPU when it becomes too hot, You can barely work on the machine afterwards), Battery was not that good either, To be fair with it It's not a netbook.

Honestly i don't know about the new generation models, I say keep away from the Air if you are not in a air conditioned environment all the time. For the price you pay for the Air, your much better off with a decent notebook IMHO
    
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