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March 22, 2011

VIDEO: First impressions of the amazing new Samsung 900x

Just a few days ago I got my hands on one of the first sold-at-retail Samsung 900x PCs.  This is the incredibly thin, bafflingly light, surprisingly fast PC that Samsung unveiled at CES 2011, and the same one I covered in my “Live at CES” video series.  Inside the 2.8lb, less-than-.66” thin Duralumin (i.e.: aircraft-grade aluminum) case is an Intel Core i5 “Sandybridge” processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of SSD storage, which those of you who saw last month’s “Ben and Ryan Explain” video know is a huge boon to performance.

Since this is one of the hottest, most talked about PCs in a long time, I wanted to get you my first impressions ASAP.  Check out the video for an overview of the 900x:

One other item of note that I didn’t cover in the video is battery life, which is excellent.  I consistently get 5+ hours of juice out of a single charge, and can stretch it to over 6 if I tinker with the settings.

Short version:  Fast, light, and beautiful, the Samsung 900x is one of the finest PCs I’ve ever used.  If you’re in the market for a premium PC, put the Samsung 900x at the top of your list.