Monday, 4 April 2016

Samsung Series 9 NP900X3C vs Acer Aspire S5 vs Apple MacBook Air:Who is the boss?

Samsung Series 9 NP900X3C (13-inch, 2012)                                                                                           This 13.3-inch Ultrabook is all business with its gorgeous anti-glare PLS display, 256GB SSD, Intel Core i5 processor and backlit keyboard. The Samsung Series 9 is one of the most well-rounded Ultrabooks we've seen with excellent performance, decent speakers and a great display. A thin, stylish design, long battery life, excellent screen, and a new second-generation Intel Core i5 CPU make the Samsung Series 9 NP900X3A one of the best ultrathin Windows laptops we've ever seen.
But, While we got used to the trackpad, we still found it to be a hindrance rather than an enabler. The input features - namely the trackpad and keyboard - can't touch the MacBook Air for quality, and that's a big issue. The Series 9's way-too-high sticker price makes the MacBook Air look downright affordable by comparison; the flexy case design doesn't feel as good as the MacBook Air's, either.
The bottom line: There are performance issues, arising from its waif-like size, but it's still more than capable of serving most people's needs, while offering head-turning style that few competitors can offer. The $1,649 Samsung Series 9 NP900X3A certainly won't be for every wallet, but this light, well-featured, and striking 13-incher is the closest the Windows world will ever come to a MacBook Air. However, its higher-than-the-Air price will be hard to stomach.                                                                    
System configurations:                                                                                                                                 Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) w/ SP1; 1.7GHz Intel Core i5-3317U; 4GB DDR3 SDRAM 1,333MHz; 64MB (Dedicated) Intel HD 4000; 128GB SanDisk SSD                                                         Specifications
ProcessorIntel 2nd Gen Core i5 i5-2537M / 1.4 GHz ( 2.3 GHz ) ( Dual-Core )
Memory4.0 GB / 8.0 GB (max)
Hard Drive128.0 GB
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition
Display Type13.3 in TFT active matrix
Max Resolution1366 x 768 ( HD )
Graphics ProcessorIntel HD Graphics 3000 Dynamic Video Memory Technology
Optical DriveNone                                                                                                                                       Price;$1,699 / $1,649                                                                                                                                 VS                                                                                                                                                       Acer Aspire S5                                                                                                                                           The Aspire S5 packs a lower resolution than many of its competitors, it's bright and pleasing - and one of the best you'll find on an ultra-portable laptop.The Acer Aspire S5 is an incredibly thin and light ultrabook that hides its ports, including Thunderbolt, behind a clever motorized door.
But, That port door, named the MagicFlip, is a potential problem if it ever breaks down.While the motorised MagicFlip I/O port is one of the neatest features of the Acer Aspire S5, in the long term it's more of a hindrance. It's a cool way of making a world-beating ultra-thin laptop, but in daily use, it can get tiresome. The keyboard isn't backlit, and battery life could be better.
The bottom line:The Acer Aspire S5 is one of the top ultra-portable laptops, packing genuine power. Even thinner and lighter than a 13-inch MacBook Air, the Acer Aspire S5 is a great example of an ambitious ultrabook, held back by a few flaws and its high price.                                                                    Specifications
ProcessorIntel 3rd Gen Core i7 3517U / 3 GHz( 2.6 GHz ) ( Dual-Core )
Memory4 GB/ 4 GB (max)
Hard Drive256 GB
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition
Display Type13.3 in TFT active matrix
Max Resolution1366 x 768 ( HD )
Graphics ProcessorIntel HD Graphics 4000 Dynamic Video Memory Technology
Optical DriveNone                                                                                                                                       Price;$1,399                                                                                                                                               VS                                                                                                                                                             Apple MacBook Air                                                                                                                                   The MacBook Air has been known for its good battery life.New Intel fourth-gen CPUs help the updated MacBook Air achieve amazing battery life. The multitouch trackpad is still the industry's best, and even better, the 13-inch MacBook Air now starts at $100 less than the previous model.                                                                                                                                                  
Performance:
The new Haswell processors use very little power, giving the 2013 13-inch MacBook Air and absolutely stunning battery life. In our test, in which we streamed the live BBC News channel feed on iPlayer over a wireless network, the laptop lasted for nine hours. That's significantly better than the 11-inch MacBook Air's 7 hours 15 minutes, and a substantial improvement over the 2012 MacBook Air's 5.5 hours.
Since switching to solid state storage off the shelf with the late 2010 update, the MacBook Air has been known for its good battery life. But with the Haswell processors in place, it's absolutely stunning. At last, you can use your notebook all day long on a single charge.
But, Newer features such as touch screens and higher-resolution displays are still missing. The ultrabook competition is catching up, in terms of design.
The bottom line: Apple keeps the latest MacBook Air updates on the inside, but greatly improved battery life and a lower starting price make up for a lack of flashy design changes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Specifications
Release date06/10/13
ProcessorIntelCore i5 1.3 GHz ( 2.6 GHz ) ( Dual-Core )
RAM installed size4 GB
Hard Drive128 GB
Operating SystemApple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Display Type13.3 in
Max Resolution1440 x 900 ( WXGA+ )
Graphics ProcessorIntel HD Graphics 5000 Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0
Optical DriveNone                                                                                                                                       Price $1,099

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