Samsung's New Ultraportable is Lighter than "Air"


It might not be able to float, but Samsung can get away with claiming its new X360 laptop is lighter than "Air." MacBook Air , that is. At a scant 2.8 pounds, the X360 weighs a smidgen less than Apple's MacBook Air, while also touting a slightly larger screen at 13.3-inches (compared to 12.8-inches). With regards to body fat, the X360 measures 0.66-inches thick on the low end, and 1.2-inches on the fatter end.

Samsung's new ultraportable is based on a Centrino 2 ULV processor with 1GB RAM standard (upgradable to 4GB). For storage duties, buyers can choose between a 5400RPM 120GB hard drive, or a 64GB or 128GB SSD. Visuals are handled with the X4500 integrated graphics allowing the screen to run at 1280x800. Other features include:

  • 7-in-1 card reader
  • Three USB ports
  • PCI ExpressCard/34
  • HDMI / VGA inputs
  • WiFi and Bluetooth
  • Integrated 1.3 megapixel webcam

Noticeably missing is an optical drive. Samsung says battery life will be in the vicinity of 6 to 10 hours. No word yet on price or availability.

Image Credit: Samsung

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