Samsung Series 9 (NT900X3B) now available in Korea
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Samsung’s update to its original and highly regarded Series 9 notebook is finally on sale, at least in its native land.
The 13.3-inch ultrathin notebook is even more impressive than the first generation Series 9 with a 1600x900 resolution 400 nit display, Core i7-2637M CPU, 4GB RAM and a 256GB SSD. The unibody aluminum design is only 12.9mm (0.508 inches) thick and 1.16kg (2.56 pounds). For comparison, the 13.3-inch 2011 MacBook Air is 17mm (0.669 inches) thick and 1.34kg (2.96 pounds).
Fortunately, the ultrathin profile hasn’t excluded too many physical connectivity options. The unit includes a USB 2.0 port, USB 3.0 port, micro HDMI, 4-in-1 card slot and miniaturized LAN and VGA-out ports.
As a premier Samsung notebook, the Series 9 has never been particularly easy on the wallet. The NT900X3B begins at $2376 USD in Korea, but fortunately, the base model is expected to sell for about $1400 once it arrives in the U.S according to Laptoping. The 15-inch Samsung Series 9, however, still remains under curtains.
Definitely check back for our review of the second generation Series 9 post U.S. launch. In the meantime, see here for our in-depth review of the original 13.3-inch Series 9 (900X3A).