Liliputing has found marketing images and specs for a new Samsung Ultrabook that sports an Intel Skylake processor weighing just 860 grams, or less than 2 pounds. It measures 0.5 inches thick for the 13.3-inch version and is made of metal. According to a Korean translation by Digital Trends, the laptop appears to be named the Ativ Book 9 Lite and will run Windows 10.
To put this new laptop's weight of 860 grams into perspective, the MacBook Air 13 inch weighs 1350 grams. At 1080 grams, even the MacBook Air 11 inch is heavier than the Samsung 13.3 inch model. The 15 inch version of the Samsung laptop will reportedly weigh in at 1300 grams, or 2.9 pounds.
According to Liliputing, the models offered will sport HD displays with 1920 x 1080 resolution on 5 models, with the high-end version carrying a 3200 x 1800 screen. Processors will range from the Pentium 4405U all the way up to a Core i5-6200U, while memory will span 4GB to 8GB. Storage will be offered in two sizes, 128GB and 256GB SSD.
It’s unclear whether the screens will have touch capability to take fuller advantage of Windows 10. Pricing is also not published, but if these Ultrabooks are introduced at CES 2016 next week, we’ll know more.
Last September, Samsung announced they would stop selling Windows laptops and Chromebooks in Europe, while continuing to sell them in other parts of the globe. It remains to be seen if the company will resume selling its newest PC wares in Europe.