CES 2012: Samsung's Series 5, Series 9 Ultrabooks Bow in Las Vegas
January 9, 2012 6:43 PM
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Ultrabooks continue to flood CES
As we alluded earlier today, Intel has deemed 2012 to be the "
Year of the Ultrabook
". Given the number of Ultrabooks that we seen over the
past few days
, that statement rings true. Samsung today announced its new Series 9 and Series 5 Ultrabooks, which are available in 13", 14", and 15" form factors.
First up is the Series 9 with its "single shell" aluminum body. The 13" and 15" models share similar specs with both getting a 1.6GHz Intel Core i5 processor (2467M), Intel HD 3000 graphics, 128GB SSD, 1600x900 screen resolution, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
The 13" model comes with 4GB of RAM and weighs in at a mere 2.5 pounds. The 15" comes standard with 8GB of RAM and packs on an extra pound of weight. The 13" and 15" Series 9 Ultrabooks are priced at $1,399 and $1,499 respectively and will be available for order on February 27.
Samsung Series 9
“When designing the new Series 9, we focused on improving key elements that our customers loved in the original award winning Series 9, including the sophisticated, lightweight design,” said Todd Bouman, vice president of product marketing at Samsung Enterprise Business Division.
Next up is the Samsung 5 Series, which can be found in 13" and 14" screen sizes. The 14" Series 5 Ultrabook, unlike most other Ultrabooks on the market, includes a DVD burner. The 13" models do without the DVD burner.
Otherwise, the specs of the Series 5 Ultrabooks are pretty similar. They all include the Intel Core i5 2467M processor, 4GB of memory, 1366x768 screen resolution, and Intel HD 3000 graphics.
Samsung Series 5
The 14" model weighs in a 3.94 pounds, includes a 500GB HDD, and is priced at $949. The 13" model weighs 3.24 pounds, includes a 500GB, and is priced at $899. If you prefer an SSD with your Series 5 Ultrabook, a 128GB SSD will raise the entry fee to $1,099.
The Series 5 Ultrabooks will be available starting January 30.
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RE: Why ultra portable rarely offer discreted graphic chip
1/10/2012 12:48:38 AM
I agree with you, but I'd also like a Unicorn. Problem is, no one's created one yet.
One day GPUs will be small enough that the heat/power won't be as much of a problem. In current time, this isn't a power user laptop, it's a travel laptop. BTW, Sandy Bridge has HD 3000, Ivy Bridge will have HD 4000; perhaps the mobile chips will come with HD 4000 - from what I hear 4000 will be another big upgrade, maybe not as big as HD 3000 over Intel GMA, but still big.
Also, I purchased a MacBook Air 13", which I agreed, wasn't powerful enough for medium gaming, so I had to get the Pro (went Apple for App design). If these ultrabooks are pricing at the same prices as the MacBook Air, w/o the HD screen, then I'm curious what the outcome will be. What I still don't get is why Intel doesn't provide it's own laptop - it makes motherboards and procs, I'd think they'd be able to make a case to put it in and attach a screen.
"This week I got an iPhone. This weekend I got four chargers so I can keep it charged everywhere I go and a land line so I can actually make phone calls." -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
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