With the amount of buzz that surrounded the Galaxy Note 2 in the lead up to IFA 2012, Samsung was assured of a lion’s share of the IFA spotlight. Now that the event is finally underway, the company is making sure it makes hay while that spotlight shines by using the event to showcase a large number of upcoming devices besides the gigantism-stricken smartphone.
Add Samsung to the multitude of vendors announcing new Ultrabook models at CES this year. The company is entering the category with the Series 5 Ultra family, consisting of both a 13.3- and 14-inch model. The design of these thin, stylish portables is clearly influenced by the Series 9 laptop, which itself has undergone an update.
The cool thing about watching someone else tear apart a piece of electronics equipment is that you get to see the guts without compromising your own gear. There's always the risk that when you put everything back together, it won't fire up, or you'll be left with a fist-full of extra parts that probably needed to go somewhere. In this case, Google's Chromebook won't ship to the general public until June 15, 2011, but do-it-yourself repair site iFixIt managed to get a Samsung Series 5 3G Chromebook well ahead of its launch and did what any responsible site would do in this situation -- it gutted the Chromebook for a techtastic autopsy.