Cracking Open the Samsung Series 9 ultraportable notebook

Samsung Series 9 (Model: 900X3A) teardown

At CES 2011, Samsung revealed its answer to the Apple MacBook Air--the Series 9 notebook. This ultraportable laptop has some impressive hardware (Intel Core i5 CPU, 128GB SSD, and 4GB of RAM), but it also has an impressive price tag.

Samsung sent TechRepublic a 13" Series 9 to test, and I just couldn't resist taking it apart. I'm glad I did. Unlike the MacBook Air, the Series 9's case is easy to open, you can upgrade the RAM, and it uses standard Phillips screws. Follow along as I crack open the ultrathin Samsung Series 9 laptop.

Check out the TR Dojo blog, for my observations about the Series 9 and our teardown process.

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...