Samsung Unveils new laptops Series 5 Ultrabook and Series 9 update

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I think these are my favorite ultrabooks so far even if one of the systems isn't an ultrabook.
http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/09/redesigned-samsung-series-9-laptop-announced
The successor to the original ultrabook (in my opinion) Samsung Series 9 has been unveiled with a new processor and a matte finish 1600x900 400 nit display (that alone makes it worth the price). Both of the units are small laptops with thin bezels like the Samsung Series 7 and Series 3 laptops so the 13 inch laptop is actually a 12.1 inch laptop and the 15 inch laptops is actually a 14 inch laptop. The design is all aluminum now instead of a plastic duralumin combo. the design is also generally more conservative looking and less flashy (minimalism ftw, dieter rams would be proud). Plus new processors and a full sd card reader. Best of all this machine only weighs 2.5 lbs!! Starts at 1400 dollars (expect the price to drop over the course of the year) so clearly a high end machine for professionals, however Samsung has the series 5 which starts 900 dollar machine labeled as an ultrabook. It has full connectivity like a 4 in 1 card reader, ethernet port, more USB ports and an optical drive in the 14 inch version. It is available in 13 and 14 inch versions. It is similar to series 9 but has an inferior screen, more connectivity, and heavier and thicker design. I think I will get the Series 5 ultrabook when it becomes available but of course their are so many other machines to choose from
http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/09/samsung-series-5-ultrabooks-announced/
 

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I think these are my favorite ultrabooks so far even if one of the systems isn't an ultrabook.
http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/09/redesigned-samsung-series-9-laptop-announced
The successor to the original ultrabook (in my opinion) Samsung Series 9 has been unveiled with a new processor and a matte finish 1600x900 400 nit display (that alone makes it worth the price). Both of the units are small laptops with thin bezels like the Samsung Series 7 and Series 3 laptops so the 13 inch laptop is actually a 12.1 inch laptop and the 15 inch laptops is actually a 14 inch laptop. The design is all aluminum now instead of a plastic duralumin combo. the design is also generally more conservative looking and less flashy (minimalism ftw, dieter rams would be proud). Plus new processors and a full sd card reader. Best of all this machine only weighs 2.5 lbs!! Starts at 1400 dollars (expect the price to drop over the course of the year) so clearly a high end machine for professionals, however Samsung has the series 5 which starts 900 dollar machine labeled as an ultrabook. It has full connectivity like a 4 in 1 card reader, ethernet port, more USB ports and an optical drive in the 14 inch version. It is available in 13 and 14 inch versions. It is similar to series 9 but has an inferior screen, more connectivity, and heavier and thicker design. I think I will get the Series 5 ultrabook when it becomes available but of course their are so many other machines to choose from
http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/09/samsung-series-5-ultrabooks-announced/
The revised Series 9 looks nice....the Series 5...not so much.
 

juliusaugustus

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The revised Series 9 looks nice....the Series 5...not so much.
All things considered the series 5 is a cheaper product and beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I think the designs looks very similar the series 9 flashier the series 5 more conservative. Of course the full sized connectivity and optical drive of the Series 5 is more useful to me but the super fast samsung ssd and higher end design in the Series 9 might more useful to others.
 

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I don't like the names. :p



The Series 9 looks nice though. However, I don't see a strong competitor to to the 11" MBA anywhere, and that's what I own, so I'm not that jealous. ;)
 

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I don't like the names. :p



The Series 9 looks nice though. However, I don't see a strong competitor to to the 11" MBA anywhere, and that's what I own, so I'm not that jealous. ;)
Well the 13.3" version is only 2.5 pounds versus 2.4 pounds on the 11" macbook air and it is technically only a little bit wider. So it isn't much of a compromise in mobility by comparison. also this thing has features many ultraportables and even some full size laptops can dream of (like that screen). The design is well beautiful.

edit: the naming system is a better than HP's or Lenovo's naming system that is for sure.
 
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