Samsung is showing a 13-inch Series 9 ultrabook at IFA with a 2,560x1,440 display. It's only a prototype, but here is the only reasonable reaction to that bit of news: Hell f*cking yes.
Shocking as this news may be, not everybody uses a Mac (*raises hand*). For those of us not drinking the Cupertino Koolaid, here are 5 solid alternatives to the new products from today's Apple announcement.
Samsung's Series 9 laptop is the first real dart thrown at the MacBook Air; it's lighter, it's thinner, it's faster, and it looks gorgeous. Looks like Samsung's not going to match Apple on price, though. The 13-inch Series 9 starts at $1,650, fifty bucks more than the most expensive Air and a full $350 more than…