Samsung’s wowed the crowds at the IFA 2008, with their X360 notebook, which can be a serious rival to the MacBook Air. Samsung says that there new product is “lighter than Air,” meaning, in direct reference to Apple’s MacBook Air, which was released in January 2008.
The new Samsung X360 notebook has been designed to be 3 oz lighter than Apple’s ultraportable notebook system. It features a 13.3-inch, LED-backlit display and is powered by an Intel Centrino 2 ULV processor, and is equipped with 1GB of RAM memory, which can be extended to a maximum of 4GB. The notebook comes with a choice of 64GB or 128GB SSD, or a 5400RPM 120GB HDD. Similar to MacBook Air, the X360 doesn’t feature any optical drive, but it does provide a higher number of connectivity options than Apple’s ultraportable MacBook. It is equipped with three USB 2.0 ports, HDMI, VGA, a 7-in-1 card reader, PCI ExpressCard, ethernet and a docking port.
The Wireless connectivity options include a built-in WiFi and Bluetooth 2.0 EDR module, which come to complete the overall features of the notebook. There’s also a 1.3-megapixel webcamera fitted on the top of the 13.3-inch display. It is also believed that it will have a fingerprint scanner too as a security feature.
It is expected to be launched worldwide around October and will be available in red, graduated red and black colors. It will be priced between $2200 to $2900. It will be interesting to see whether it can really compete with Macbook Air.
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