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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Is it possible to change the 128 GB ssd to a 256 GB ssd (or even 512 GB, which Samsung has out now?) in the series 9? I am about to decide about a new laptop, with ssd disk, but I cannot go below 256 GB.