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Super-thin laptop looks the business; GADGETS.

Byline: GAVIN LYNCH

SAMSUNG SERIES 9 900X3B pounds 1,199 *****

This to be the lightest 13in world. thinnest and lightest 13in laptop in the world. While these are impressive statistics, the real marvel of this flagship ultraportable is that, despite its slender body, there's no compromising on either power or features.

Indeed, on many fronts it's something of an envelope pusher. Powered by a nifty dual-core Intel i5 2467M processor running at 1.6GHz, the high resolution PLS matte screen is just about the best display I've witnessed on any laptop.

The roomy backlit keyboard is also top notch, the touchpad is both sensitive and generous in size, and there's a full array of connectivity with USB 3.0 and a USB 2 inputs, coupled with HDMI output and a Micro Gigabit Ethernet port, along with a full-size SDXC card slot.

As well as looking fantastic, the 900X3B sounds great too, throwing out plenty of volume.

Inevitably, there are concessions. The small frame doesn't allow for a large battery, meaning a recharge six hours, which is still respectable but less than some of the competition.

There's no avoiding the premium asking price, but what's on offer here is gadget engineering at its peak. The 900X3B is a rare example of a laptop that Apple designers will almost certainly be looking to for inspiration
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Mar 30, 2012
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