Starting Price: $1,649

The Series 9 was one of the first challengers to the MacBook Air and still holds up as a machine worth lusting after. It's made of light and sturdy duralumin in a brushed and polished black and comes in at just .64 inches thick and less than three pounds. Like the 13" Air, it's got a 128 GB SSD, 4GB of RAM and an Intel Core i5 processor standard. Samsung says it gets up to seven hours of battery life.