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Samsung launches two Ultrabooks in India

Samsung Electronics, today announced the launch of its new Series 5 Ultra notebooks. A family of extremely portable, no compromise Ultrabooks, the Samsung Series 5 boasts a slim design profile with a rich feature set and an Intel Core i5 processor.

gadgets Updated: Feb 23, 2012 18:49 IST
Shayon Pal

Samsung Electronics, today announced the launch of its new Series 5 Ultra notebooks. A family of extremely portable, no compromise Ultrabooks, the Samsung Series 5 boasts a slim design profile with a rich feature set and an Intel Core i5 processor. The Series 5 Ultrabooks, available in 13” and 14” screen sizes, redefine the computing experience by offering users top-of-the line performance, with near instant starts using FastStart and the innovative ExpressCache™ storage, all in a stylish yet sturdy design. Designed with consumer feedback in mind, the 14” model is also one of the first in the market to feature a built-in DVD drive and SD card slot, giving users the ability to easily access software, movies, photos and more.



Enhanced Features


Performance alone is insufficient without enough space to store your data. Despite the recent trend of cloud storage, local storage is still preferred among users on a daily basis. The Series 5’s performance is matched by its storage capacity, with the 14’’ model delivering up to 1TB of storage capacity and the 13” model delivering up to 500 GB, thus ensuring that users never need to carry additional storage devices with them. The performance has been further enhanced by the extended battery life. The Samsung Series 5 Ultra delivers up to 6.4 hours of battery life on a single charge, to make sure users enjoy the ultra features throughout the day. The Samsung Battery Life Plus is a true anti-aging battery technology which keeps 80 percent of the cell’s original capacity in a life cycle lasting up to 1,500 charging cycles / three years. This ensures that the battery can last up to five times longer than other notebooks. ExpressCache™ features enhanced overall performance, including the ability to boot up in just 20 seconds and wake up in around two seconds, as well as faster start times for frequently used programs and up to 2x quicker web browsing.



Light, Powerful and Ultra-mobile


Taking its design cues from Samsung’s existing popular Notebook PC lines, particularly the high-end Series 9, the Series 5 Ultra features sleek lines and a cool, sophisticated design.



To ensure ease-of-use while on the move, the 13” variant is just 14.9~17.6mm thin and 1.42kg light (w/SSD). It features the Intel® Core™ i5 processor with 8GB memory, up to 500GB storage and 16GB iSSD with ExpressCache™. Consumers can also choose from a 128GB SSD or 258GB SSD as their preferred storage. To offer maximum connection to other devices, the 13” model also carries a full-size HDMI port along with one USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, 4-in-1 multi SD card slot, Ethernet and webcam.



The 14” model is equipped with Intel® Core™ i5 processor and has 8GB memory and 16GB iSSD with ExpressCache™ system offers exceptional performance. For larger storage and heightened visual experience, it can accommodate up to 1TB storage as well as an AMD Radeon™ HD7550M 1GB graphics card. An integrated Optical Disc Drive is also installed for maximum convenience. In terms of connectivity, the 14” model offers full-size HDMI, VGA, two USB 3.0, one USB 2.0, 4-in-1 multi SD card slot, Ethernet and webcam. All the above features are packed into a 20.9mm thin and 1.84kg light chassis.



Whether you’re sharing vacation photos with friends or giving a presentation to clients, images come alive on the Series 5 Ultrabook’s 13.3” or 14” 1366 x 768 high resolution display with Samsung’s SuperBright Technology (300 nits). With 16 million color saturation and an easy-to-view matte screen, users enjoy the high quality visual experience in a wide range of environments, both indoors and out.



Pricing


The 13” and 14” Ultrabook models will retail at Rs. 48,990/- and Rs. 54,390/- respectively.