The original Samsung Series 9 was a sleek MacBook Air competitor, but would set you back AU$2499 for the privilege.
Flash forward more than a year, and with SSD prices tumbling and ultrabooks becoming the norm, we have the new Samsung Series 9, starting at AU$1599 for a model with Windows 7 Home Premium, or AU$1699 for one with Windows 7 Professional.
- USB 3.0: 1
- USB 2.0: 1
- Optical: none
- Video: micro HDMI, micro VGA
- Ethernet: none
- Wireless: dual-channel 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0
While the first had an attractive brushed metal finish, the new Series 9 is a plain dark blue with metal trims. It comes equipped with a 128GB SanDisk U100 drive and sadly, there's no larger capacity SKU available. A Core i5 3317U beats at the heart, with 4GB RAM, dual band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and under the tapered lip on the right hand side, an SD card reader.