Samsung Is Launching A New MacBook Air Competitor With A Sharper Screen And Super-Long Battery Life | IT Support and Hardware for Clinics |

Apple's MacBook Air might have some tough competition come January.

Samsung will be launching a new super-slim laptop at the Consumer Electronics Showcase early next month that will supposedly be able to last 12 hours on a single charge.

Samsung made the announcement on its Korean-language blog Monday (via ZDNet). 

Its Series 9 2015 Edition notebook will be about half an inch thin, a bit slimmer than Apple's 0.68-inch MacBook Air.

Samsung's new notebook will be a bit lighter than Apple's laptop, too, as it weighs about 2.1 pounds versus the smaller 11-inch 2.38-pound MacBook Air.

The edge of Samsung's notebook where the ports are located sort of bulge out, however, which makes it look a bit bulky. The MacBook Air's teardrop design is much more elegant. 

Samsung says its new laptop, as with the MacBook Air, will last 12 hours on a single charge, which is pretty impressive. The Series 9 will borrow some of the battery-saving technology from Samsung's Galaxy S5 to squeeze out that much power. 

The screen on Samsung's coming laptop sounds as if it will be incredibly sharp, too. It will feature a 12.2-inch 2560 x 1600 display, which should be much sharper than the 1440 x 900 resolution screen on Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro.