bookofjoshua wrote:I realize this may be debatable to you but...
your Series 7 only shows one modle on the samsung site and on sale it's only 100$ less than the Macbook Air equivalent. except the Air has higher quality physical hardware and is thinner, and also runs windows...
First: $200 cheaper that Samsung would be.
Indeed though, except for the processor, memory, and stuff you will use daily, the Apple has better hardware.. oh, hold on.. No.. no. Oh I see, the keyboard is back-lit. Well now I see what you are talking about. ^_^ Also the one you linked has 128 WHOLE Gigs of SSD space, and the Samsung comes with a lousy 1 TB of reliable hdd (but much, much slower than an SSD will ever be). And it might be thinner, but does that honestly matter? If it is that important to be able to use it one-handed, get a tablet. If it is on the desk, who cares?
As for the one actually offered today, I honestly don't get how this might be a good deal. The specs on this thing, in today's world, will leave this as a net/word processing machine. Granted the set-up with an external monitor relates to an awesome display by specs, but if you have an external monitor hanging around, you don't need a low power, thin-crisp machine since you most likely have it docked. So I honestly do not get the niche this is in.
Too small and limited by specs to be a gaming machine, too expensive to be a net-book.