Ramblings from another nerd on the grid
Samsung is now showing another Series 9 model on the Samsung USA website. It’s the silver color I have been lusting for since the pictures at CES 2012. I’ll forgive them for having a mini VGA port on the darn thing is the screen is IPS or PLS. Since this model comes with Windows 7 Professional, I assume it has a TPM chip.
http://www.samsung.com/us/business/laptops/NP900X4D-A02US-features. I don’t see it listed yet on Amazon.com, or some of the usual USA buying sites, but it’s good to see the silver fox come out of the bushes.
According to the specs on the link you provided, it does have the TPM (hooray!). Amazing that a 15" laptop is just a hair over 3 1/2 pounds (the new MacBook Pro Retina is almost a pound heavier, and the regular Pro is almost 2 pounds heavier). The screens are extraordinarily bright on the 1st gen model. I hope they crank up the screen resolution and RAM capacity in the next gen, and maybe throw in a higher-end CPU/GPU combo as well. :)