Samsung today added five new models to its Series 9 line of ultra-thin laptops, and no one can accuse the company of bringing a knife to a gun fight. Certainly not Apple, whose MacBook Air is still slinging Intel's Core 2 Duo weaponry, at least until the upcoming refresh. In the meantime, the new Series 9 models roll into the war zone armed with Core i3, i5, and i7 canons, mighty big weapons given their stature.
There are three new 13.3-inch and two new 11.6-inch Series 9 models, the latter of which will begin shipping in August. Available right away are the NP900X3A-B01US (1.6GHz Core i5 2467M, 4GB of RAM, 128GB SSD) for $1,349, NP900X3A-B02US (1.6GHz Core i5 2467M, 4GB of RAM, 256GB SSD) for $1,649, and NP900X3A-A05US (1.6GHz Core i7 2617M, 6GB of RAM, 256GB SSD) for $2,049.
The 11.6-inch models will consist of the NP900X1B-A02US (1.3GHz Core i3 2357M, 2GB of RAM, 64GB SSD) for $1,049 and NP900X1B-A01US (1.3GHz Core i3, 4GB of RAM, 128GB SSD) for $1,249.
All five models sport an LED-backlit display with a 1366x768 resolution, brushed aluminum chassis, USB 3.0, Windows 7 Home Premium, and FastStart technology.
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