Samsung's New Notebooks Are Super Skinny MacBook Clones (and Look Damn Good)

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Samsung's heavy borrowing of Apple's design is pretty established by now—they're getting the shit sued out of them for it! But, undeterred, they're dropping the new Series 7 notebook, with wonderfully thin bezel, Apple looks, and great specs.

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The Series 7 is only 0.9 inches thick, but the tiny bezel's what catches my attention: only 0.25 inches. That's a gorgeous thing to have in front of your face. Underneath all that brushed aluminum are some pretty damn good guts for the price: a 2.2-GHz Core i7 processor, 8 GB of RAM, a 750 GB (mechanical) harddrive, AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics, and two USB 3.0 ports. For $1,300? Very nice. It may be a MacBook ripoff, but I'd like to see Apple rip off that price. [BusinessWire via Laptop Mag]

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I may be in the minority here, but I absolutely cannot stand the MacBook style trackpads that have buttons built into the lower part of the tracking surface. I've never used a non-Apple one, but I use a MacBook Air for work and I just cannot use that thing without an external mouse because those buttons are so awful. I use the trackpad for 3-finger swipes in XCode and basically nothing else.