This year’s Consumer Electronics Show saw a deluge of ultrabooks. Samsung was one of the vendors that unveiled their ultrabook contenders at the event. But not only did it unveil the Series 5 ultrabook back then, it also used the opportunity to announce the second generation Series 9 ultra-thin and light notebook. The latter is now available for pre-order online. Hit the jump for more.
The 13.3-inch variant of the second generation Series 9 has every right to be incensed at being denied the ultrabook tag, for it’s actually thinner and lighter than both the 13.3-inch and 14-inch Series 5 models currently on the market. Not that the 15-inch Series 9 is obscenely corpulent. The 13.3-incher is 12.7mm thick and weighs 2.43 lbs, where as its 15-inch counterpart is 16.25 mm at its thickest and weighs just 3.50 lbs.
Both the models are now available for pre-order on online retailer J&R. They have the following specs:
Processor: Intel Core i5-2467M 1.60GHz Processor with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.3GHz
Memory: 4GB DD3 SDRAM (13”); 8GB DDR3 SDRAM (15”)
Storage 128GB mSATA Solid state Hard Drive (SSD)
Display: LED Backlit Anti-glare Display (1600 x 900)
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN, Bluetooth V3.0 HS and 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Camera: 1.3 Megapixel HD Webcam
Keyboard: Backlit Keyboard & Touch Pad with Gesture UI
Sound: Integrated Stereo Speakers (1.5W x 2) with HD Audio and SoundAlive
Connections: 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, Headphone/Microphone Combo, Micro HDMI (optional accessory), RJ-45 (LAN)