As promised in mid-May, the 11.6″ Samsung Tigerdirect and Circuit City priced at $1,159.99. With its 0.62 – 0.65″ thinness, 2.31 lbs weight and a price tag of over $1,000 it’s as close as a competitor you’re going to get to the recent 11.6″ MacBook Air.(NP900X1A) has now started shipping in the US, at
For that price, you get an 11.6″ 1366 x 768 (340 nits brightness) display, Intel Core i3-380UM (1.33GHz) processor with Intel HD 3000 graphics, 64GB SSD, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, Bluetooth, b/g/n WiFi, 1.3MP camera, 4-cell battery and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Ports include micro HDMI, 1x USB 2.0 (sleep & charge), 1x USB 3.0, LAN (via dongle) and card reader (MicroSD?). There’s also a backlit keyboard.