Samsung has started accepting preorders for its new avatar of series 9 laptop in the US through online retailers. A 13- inch model along with the redesigned 15- inch might be available after a few weeks, from Best Buy and CompUSA.
The note regarding availability of the device read “Coming Soon”, and no more specific details were provided. The 15 inch model showed up in Korean markets yesterday. The device is powered by an Intel Core i7 23637M ULV processor, and you can store data up to 256 GB in its Solid State Drive (SSD)
The 15 inch device has lots of impressive features to run after. The display sporting a high resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels is a wonder in itself. The laptop is comparatively less weighted, weighing just 2.5 pounds.
The thickness is as less as half an inch, which is a significant achievement in this era, where people run crazy after ultra thin electronic gadgets.
There are lots more for Samsung to be proud of. The device is said to be 37 percent thinner and 0.4 pounds lighter than its forerunner.
All these have been accomplished with purely indigenous technologies. Samsung must have spent a fortune to embrace this significant achievement. The entry level model comes with an Intel Core i5 processor and 128 GB SSD.
Samsung’s 15 inch notebook seems to be quicker than its predecessors. The Solid State Drive could have some play in this. A cold boot requires only 9.8 seconds, while the device wakes from sleep in just 1.4 seconds.
At the CES 2012, Samsung had confidence to start shipping the device from February 27th. The 15 inch device would cost around $1500 whereas the 13 inch model is expected to have a price tag of $1400.