Price: $1,599
Release date: February 2011
Complex says: Yes, it looks like the next-gen MacBook Air in black, but the Samsung 9 Series looks to stand out with powerful features and a slimmer, sleeker design. The 13-inch laptop packages a 1.4GHz second-gen Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, and an impressive 1.5-watt subwoofer. Throw in Samsung’s SuperBright Plus technology, which promises extreme brightness and a 1,300:1 contrast ratio, and the 9 Series proves its beauty is more than skin deep.