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12-Inch MacBook vs Samsung Notebook 9: Which Laptop Is Better?

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The 12-inch MacBook and Samsung Notebook 9 are among this year?s best-selling laptops. The said devices were unveiled earlier this year, much to the excitement of techies who prefer laptops that are thinner and lighter.

Since the two look very similar on the outside, it has been a challenge for consumers to decide which one they should pick. Because of this, we have rounded up other features to know which laptop is actually better.


As more consumers prefer slimmer devices, Apple has made the 12-inch MacBook probably the thinnest MacBook ever. Measuring only 13.1mm thick, it is a lightweight laptop that on-the-go techies can carry around easily.

Samsung Notebook 9 is just slightly thicker, with the 13.3-inch model measuring only 13.4mm thick. It also had a larger 15.6-inch model with a 14.5mm frame. However, reviews have said that both still feel very light in weight – almost like it has no battery inside.


The 12-inch MacBook


The 12-inch MacBook sports an LED-backlit display with IPS technology that provides 2304?1440 resolution at 226 pixels, while the Samsung Notebook 9 models have bright 1080p screens.


In relation to the 12-inch MacBook?s size, it has been reviewed that the Cupertino-based tech giant somewhat compromised the device?s performance in order to make it ultrathin. Its core m5 processor offers turbo boost of up to 2.7GHz. The top model is also packed with 512GB PCIe-based onboard flash storage and 8GB of 1866MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory.

Meanwhile, Samsung Notebook 9 is powered by Intel Skylake-U series processors that have a 15 Watt TDP. It has 4-8 GB RAM and storage is 128-256 GB SSDs.


The abovementioned features of the 12-inch MacBook can be enjoyed for a long period of time with its 41.4 Wh Li-polymer battery. This allows the laptop to last for up to 11 hours of video playback and up to 30 days of standby time.

Meanwhile, the 13.3-inch Samsung Notebook 9 has a mere 30 Wh battery. Its 15-inch model can go up to 39 Wh, promising up to 10.5 hours of battery life.


Samsung Notebook 9

Even though the two share a lot of similarities, the 12-inch Macbook wins over the Samsung Notebook 9 by a thin margin in terms of the said features.

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