I have been using Mac Book air for a few years now, and I have been very happy with it, but now the new Samsung notebook series 9 has change this.

There are a few advantages I found from this new Samsung notebook.

1) I love the weLighter with bigger screen. The Samsung 900 has a 13 inch screen with 1600×900 resolution, but its weight is 2.88 lbs. The same sized MacBook air has a 1440×900 resolution, but weight 2.96 lbs.

2) Since the hard drive is small, make it all windows is probably a good idea. In MacBook air, I had it partitioned to be dual boot, which causes a serious disk space problem.

3) The sound seems to be louder when playing on Windows.

Of course there is one thing Samsung can’t beat Apple: the MacBook Air is much more beautiful!

Written by Shengdong Zhao

Shen is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department, National University of Singapore (NUS). He is the founding director of the NUS-HCI Lab, specializing in research and innovation in the area of human computer interaction.