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Runner-up: Samsung Series 9
The Samsung Series 9 was the first Windows-based laptop to challenge the MacBook Air in terms of looks as well as performance. The judges loved the sleek lines of the 13.3in Series 9, made from an aluminium alloy called Duralumin, but some felt the screen quality of the laptop was a disappointment. However the Series 9 scored well for connectivity, build quality and design only narrowly missing out on top spot.