Is this Samsung Series 9 Ultrabook a MacBook Air killer? We put the 15incher through the Stuff.tv laptop torture chamber
Samsung 900X4C review – design and build
The 14.9mm Series 9 laptop beats its rivals – like the Apple MacBook Air and Acer Aspire S5 – and it's almost as light as they are too – impressive given its larger 15in screen. It's a more conservative design than those of previous Samsung Ultrabooks, but's certainly no worse off for it.
Samsung 900X4C review – screen
A 15in screen is useful but the Samsung's 1600x900 res is the bare minimum you can get away with on it. A little more contrast wouldn't have gone amiss either.
Samsung 900X4C review – in use
Battery lasts for seven hours easily, while a special 'silent' mode locks the CPU to 522MHz to minimise fan use. Even with this mode off, the Samsung never made a peep.
Samsung 900X4C review – verdict
For the cash, we'd rather have a MacBook Air, as its finish and compact size make it more companionable. Then again, if you find 13in screens eye-straining, the Samsung 900X4C is a viable option.
Samsung 900X4C review
Too expensive – but with a better screen it'd be a MacBook killer