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#1 Muhammad Farrukh

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 13:45

Samsung has revealed its latest ultrabook, the Samsung Series 5, a choice of 13- or 14-inch ultraportables packing 7s resume in a chassis as thin as 14.9mm. The new Series 5 notebooks pack a choice of up to 1TB of traditional storage (in the 14-incher; up to 500GB in the 13-incher) or a 128GB SSD, along with up to 8GB of RAM and even the option of an optical drive.
Samsung has outfitted the 14-inch Series 5 with an optical drive, the first ultrabook to be so equipped. Ports on both machines include ethernet and HDMI, while the 20.9mm-thick 14-inch model also has discrete AMD graphics with a Radeon HD7550M GPU. Both use an anti-glare screen coating for improved outdoor visibility.
To be fair, the 14-inch Samsung doesn’t quite fit into Intel’s ultrabook category. The chip manufacturer originally defined the segment as being under 0.8-inches thick (20.3mm), and as having solely SSD storage, and the larger-screened Series 5 is slightly too fat for that. Still, with the SSD, both Series 5 machines can resume from hibernation in under 7s, or from sleep mode in less than 2s.

Samsung will put the Series 5 up for sale in Korea at the end of December, priced at 1,290,000-1,490,000 won ($1,124-1,298) for the 13-inch and 1,340,000-1,540,000 won ($1,168-1,342) for the 15-inch. No word on international launch plans at this stage.


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Posted 12 December 2011 - 21:42

Not an Ultrabook, too thick and too heavy. another MBA inspired design. It looks like they are curving the the lower part of the chassis under the laptop so you can't see the bottom very easily, making it look thinner than what it really is.

#3 daniel_rh

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 21:50

I like them, I was looking for something like this two months ago but I couldn't find anything with my budget, so I ended buying a VAIO for 900$

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 21:53

This is the real Ultrabook not to skinny not too fat sliimming down without losing speed or power. Better graphic alternatives than Intel Graphics, optical drives is still a must not to mention higher screen resolution.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 18:30

ill buy whatever she's selling

#6 George P

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 19:04

I want a ultrabook that can rotate it's screen and turn into a tablet when needed, otherwise this is just another MBP clone you could say.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 07:13

I want a ultrabook that can rotate it's screen and turn into a tablet when needed, otherwise this is just another MBP clone you could say.


That would be an interesting thing to do.
They should definitely make one of those

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 07:41

At my previous job some of our customers were top execs at some big companies, and they would usually have some cool toys (like the top Linksys VP giving me a Linksys E4200 weeks before it hit the stores)

We had a Samsung exec come in with a awesome laptop - skinny, fully loaded with hardware (didnt have an SSD though) and it was very light. It looked a lot like these pics, although I thought the model number was higher than a "5" - but regardless - it was a pretty sweet laptop. The reason he came into the repair shop was he dropped it at the airport & was wondering if we had the parts to fix it because he wanted it done that day & having to go through the normal path through Samsung was going to take too long. Of course we didnt have anything close to those parts - but it was a nice laptop for sure.

Whats the word on the ASUS Zenbook ? That thing is awesome too. Its almost funny that thing has freakin Bang & Olufsen speakers.