Cracking Open the Samsung Series 9 ultraportable notebook

Cracking Open the Samsung Series 9: Completely disassembled

Thanks to its standard Phillips screws, pop-off cover, internal layout, the Samsung Series 9 was a snap to disassemble. I also like that you can upgrade the machine's RAM. Something you can't do on the 2010 MacBook Air. Unfortunately, the Series 9 uses the Intel Core i5-2537M processor's integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 technology. For the price, I would have preferred the Series 9 to use a separate GPU, such as the MacBook Air's NVIDIA GeForce 320M.

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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...