THE LATEST LAPWARMER from Samsung X360 has won the title of the lightest notebook around, beating Apple to a pulp and taking the magic out of Voodoo.
They claim it’s the most weightless of the 13.3-inch screen portables to date, coming in at just 1.27kg. With their new found competitors, in the MacBook Air and the HP Voodoo Envy 133 weighing in at 1.36 kg and 1.53kg, respectively.
Although it’s not slimmer than any of the above with an 8.97-inch depth, it still comes darn close, with the Envy size up at 9.04-inches the Air at 8.97-inches.
Although it doesn't mention its competitor directly Samsung does allude to the fact that that its product is smaller than Apple's in size, trying to get away with some cunning stunts in word play, such as "fully featured and lighter than air" and also "A 13.3 inch Slim Lighter Than Air Notebook."
The X360 comes across with the look of a business laptop, with a biometric fingerprint reader and trusted platform module authentication. This is along with support for Samsung docking station, which just screams office-based to us.
Then they throw a curve ball from left field, with a built-in HDMI socket and integrated 1.3megapixel webcam. All that and they go and leave out of the Montevina chipset switchable graphics, leaving it with just a basic Intel Graphic Media Accelerator X4500 graphics core onboard.
Still, it’s powered by a 45 nm Intel Core 2 Duo mobile processor, running on a six cell battery that boasts up to 10 hours continuous use.
So, how does the cost of the X360 fair compared to the fruit based company's offering? In the UK, Apple's Air is coming in at £1,462 with a 64GB SSD while the new Samsung is set to cost slightly more at £1,499 but with a 128GB SSD, when it arrives later this month. µ
Stay alive and it'll find you
Chrome and punishment