Seems decent, but can you get it with Ivy Bridge processor? I would not recommend the samsung over the MBA with Ivy Bridge unless you can get the samsung in Ivy Bridge as well. The graphics are significantly improved with Ivy Bridge processors, as well as performance and battery life.
Ah yeah, I JUST saw that it only has Sandy Bridge and HD3000, which I think isn't as good as Ivy Bridge/HD4000.
If I can find a Series 9 11" with Ivy Bridge, that would definitely make it a harder decision. But the way things are, I'll probably go with an MBA.
If you don't mind me asking, how is the performance on using Windows? I have Windows on Bootcamp here on my work MBP, and it's pretty good, though I do suffer some hiccups from time to time.
Windows is very solid, I've had no issues at all. I even do some gaming on my 11" MBA under Windows as well. The Ivy Bridge graphics are not great for hardcore gaming stuff, but they do a good job with many games, but that is true of all ultrabooks.
The SSD in the MBA is really great, makes all the difference.
Thank you! I guess that settles it - I will be getting an MBA :)
I'd recommend upgrading the RAM since it cannot be upgraded later. 8gb is the way to go.
Yeah, that's the plan. I'm gonna get the one with the best processor and RAM. Unfortunately, I can't afford the HDD upgrades - it's just too much money for something I don't really need.