How Fast is Samsung's Fast Follower Strategy?
Check out the Samsung Series 9, a 13.3″ Macbook Air “fighter” that boasts a thinner and lighter chassis, and a more up to date processor. (Samsung’s i5 vs. MBA’s Core 2 Duo.)
It should be just gracing the shelves at your favorite electronics store and interestingly enough, $50 more expensive than a comparable MacBook Air.
The MacBook Air was launched October 20, 2010, (and today is March 18) so to be exact, Samsung is 4 months and 28 days fast. It is likely though that Samsung had a similar thin and light computing platform already under development, but regardless their designers and engineers would have started working even before Steve’s keynote was over and never slept since.