Samsung’s new Series 9 laptop that was showcased at CES 2012 and has been designed to compete with Apple Mac Air laptop, will soon be arriving in the UK. Samsung has today announced that the Series 9 will be available to purchase in the UK on 25th February 2012. So if you have been patiently waiting for the new laptop to arrive your wait is nearly over. Check out the video after the jump to see the new Samsung Series 9 laptop being unboxed.
The sleek lines of the new Samsung Series 9 laptop hide so great technology including a powerful Intel Core i5 Processor 2537M 1.4GHz, 3MB, supported by up to 4GB of memory. Storage on the thin laptop is provided by a 128GB solid state drive, which enables the laptop to wake from standby in around 1.48 seconds say Samsung, using Samsung new Fast Start technology.
The internal battery of the Series 9 is powerful enough to provide 10 hours of battery life and powers a screen that can be used outside with problems in the sun, thanks to its 180% brighter HD+ SuperBright Plus 1366 x 768 screen. The new Samsung Series 9 laptop will first be available in John Lewis within the UK for around £999, but will roll out to other retailers over the coming weeks.
Samsung Series 5 moniker was reserved for its Chromebook offering, but the range has now been extended, in South Korea at least, to the latest laptop fad; the Ultrabook. The Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook PCs have just been announced over in Sammy’s homeland, coming in two different sizes: a 13-inch model and a 14-inch one too.
Although we have our doubts as to whether the 14-incher meets the Intel official Ultrabook guidelines; it measures in at 20.9mm thick and weighs 1.8kg, a touch over the 20mm and 1.4kg criteria. The 13-inch one weighs in okay at 1.4kg and measuring 14.9mm thick though.
Ultrabook or not, we know that the models boast 1366 x 768 anti-reflective displays, have an Intel i5 chip powering things and can take up to 8GB of RAM. The storage options are a 128GB SSD or a 16GB SSD to go with either a 500GB or 1TB HDD. That may explain why the two Series 5 machines are slightly tubbier than your average Ultrabook.
Other features include an optical disc drive, AMD HD7550M graphics, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, VGA, HDMI and a boot from hibernation time of around 7 seconds. Samsung’s Fast Start also allows life from sleep mode in just 2 seconds.
The Samsung Series 5 will be available in South Korea by end of this month priced from £720 for the 13-inch model and £750 for the 14-incher. No word on a western world release as of yet but, as ever, we’ll keep you posted.
LG presents its champion for the challenge that has so much passion ultrabook the big electronics, the Xnote Z330.
The little laptop is often 14.7mm and weighs 1.21 kg, with 6 hours battery and screen 13.3 “with 1366 × 768 pixels. The body is aluminum, with black buttons and frame, rather thin, which allows a display of this size would be most common where a 12 “.
The i5 or i7 intel processor is coupled to 4GB of RAM and 120 or 256GB SSD, and ultrabook is designed to take life on and off in 9 7 / 2, especially for those who live “on the go.” The combination of SSD and Intel makes it quick and snappy, a true representative of the latest generation of laptops.
For now, the Xnote is only available in South Korea, at a price that starts at 1.7 million won (approximately € 1120). Unfortunately there is no news on when the little laptop from LG is also coming to our market.
Dell has today announced a new addition to their range of thin display notebooks with the launch of their new Dell XPS 14z, following on from their Dell XPS 15z which was launched at the end of May.
The new Dell XPS 14z is a smaller 14 inch 1366×768 HD LED display model which has already been showcased at the IFA 2011 in Berlin earlier this year. The Dell XPS 14z is equipped with the same super-slim display bezel that was created by LG and dubbed Shuriken display.
The Dell XPS 14z is powered by a Intel Core i5-2430M or Core i7-2640M CPU supported by 4GB ram and sports 1GB NVIDIA Optimus graphics and weighs just 4.4 lbs. Its also equipped with a USB 3.0 port, an optical drive.
The Dell XPS 14z will be arriving in China first for around 7,699 yuan (US$1,205).Unfortunately no information on pricing or worldwide availability has been released as yet, but as soon as information comes to light we will keep you updated.
Toshiba and Best Buy worked on this one together, and did quite a bit of research to make sure that the little ones were getting what they wanted. Which was a lot of silver and neon green.
The Toshiba Satellite L735D is really just the L635 wrapped up in some kid-friendly design, packed full of kid-friendly software, with more aggressive pricing. It’s a full 13.3-inch laptop, with a 1.3GHz AMD E-series processor and a 320GB hard drive. The 13.3-inch screen has a 1300×708 resolution, and supports video playback in 720p. The L735D also has two USB 2.0 ports, a webcam for video chat, and a battery life of five and a half hours. Obviously, these aren’t specs to drool over, but they make sense considering the rather low price point this little guy is going for.
As far as kid-centric features go, the most obvious (aside from the color scheme) would be the “wipeable” keyboard. Toshiba was very careful to not use the term “spill resistant,” so don’t think you can send little Tommy over to his laptop with a full glass of soda pop. Once he’s finished, however, and made the keyboard sufficiently sticky, feel free to wipe it clean. The Satellite L735D also comes with LEGO Harry Potter: The Video Game pre-installed, as well as KidZui (a browser just for kids).
The Satellite L735D will be available exclusively from Best Buy in the beginning of October, with an MSRP of $497.99.
Samsung has announced a new model for South Koreans in its Series 3 range of laptops. The new model 350U comes after the launch of 300V and is touted to have a compact design and improved portability that has a 20.6mm of thickness and weighs 1.35kg.
The laptop will come in variety of colors – Pink, Titanium Black, White Silver and will match with the keyboard’s color. On the hardware front, 350U is powered by Intel’s 2nd Generation Core i5 processor, anti-reflective display, up to 640GB HDD and more.
The 350U pricing starts from 1,090,000 won (US$979).
We don’t mind eyeballing a few impossibly clean renders when we get wind of a new toy, but there’s nothing like the real McCoy. Today’s bones slipped out of a (now pulled) HDblog hands-on of the Acer Aspire 3951 Ultrabook, possibly leaked ahead of an IFA 2011 embargo. The genuine article looks nearly identical to its rendered counterpart, albeit a bit thicker and more plasticky. The unveiled 13.3-inchMacBook Air competitor reportedly sports a second generation Intel Core processor, boots from sleep in under two seconds, and is only 13mm thick. The price? While there is no official word on this exactmodel, Acer head-honcho JT Wang mentioned last week that the outfit was prepping to launch a new Ultrabook in September for about $800. Lines up nicely with the Acer 3951′s rumored $770-960 price range, doesn’t it?
MSI has just announced the availability of two new notebooks – the X460 and X460DX. Featuring an ultra slim profile, and 14″ displays, these notebooks are designed for professionals on the go. The computers pack Intel Core processors, Intel Integrated GMA HD or NVIDIA GeForce GT540M video cards, come loaded with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, up to 6GB of RAM, 500-750GB of hard disk space, and THX TruStudio PRO.
All models also feature two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI connectivity, and 1.3 MP integrated webcam, Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) 2.0, THX TruStudio PRO, an audio technology bringing the experience found in live performances, films and recording studios to notebooks and desktop PCs, and are said to get over eight hours of battery life.. The notebooks are available now from Newegg and Amazon, with prices starting at $799.99.
Mouse Computer Japan introduced yesterday the NEXTGEAR-NOTE i950PA1, a new notebook for Gamers that comes with an Intel Core i7-2920XM Sandy Bridge CPU, 16GB of RAM by default, an Nvidia GeForce GTX580M with 2GB of VRAM, two 80GB SSD Intel 320/MLC mounted in RAID 0, a Blu-Ray Drive and a 17.3” Full HD monitor and with Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit for 279,930 Yen.
It looks like Acer is getting ready to launch a new Ultrabook notebook in an attempt to take on Apple’s MacBook Air, the Acer Aspire 3951, which shares a similar size and dimensions to Apple’s MacBook Air.
The Acer Aspire 3951 Ultrabook is expected to launch in October, and it will measure 13mm thick and weigh in at just 1.4 KG, as you can see from the photos is features an aluminum casing and an ultra thin design.
Other specifications include a second generation Intel Core processor, an optional 160GB SSD, up to six hours of battery life,it is expected to go on sale in October and will cost somewhere between $770 and $960.