SAMSUNG NOTEBOOK SERIES 9
Samsung, $1899 samsung.com/au
★★★★ Boot up this computer and a message will point out it’s the world’s thinnest 15-inch laptop.
The latest Samsung Series 9 computer is almost unfathomably slender at 1.49cm. As a result, this full-sized laptop feels much more
travel-friendly and weighs less than 2kg. But it doesn’t scrimp on specifications and arrives with a 1.9GHz version of the latest Intel Ivy Bridge chip, 8GB RAM and a 128GB solid-state drive. The new
laptop makes Windows 7 look good, not only in the speed stakes but with help from a brighter than
usual screen (rated at 400 nits) that looks good from most angles and, like its exterior, is fingerprintresistant. Its chiclet keyboard is well spaced and easy to use, and its multi-touch trackpad can also be pressed for selections. This laptop relies on an integrated graphics processor, which might not suit heavy gamers, and uses an adaptor for Ethernet connections but it’s a winner in the speed and