By Anu Passary | Oct 16, 2012 10:10 AM EDT
Samsung is on song to establish its dominance in the consumer market. Last week, the Korean company sent out invites for a press event slated for Oct. 15 at a museum, where it was expected to reveal a "groundbreaking device", speculated to be its new Windows 8-powered ultrabook.
On Monday, Oct. 15, Samsung unveiled its line-up of products, which form a part of the company's "Smart PC" category, along with the pricing. The company also took the wraps off its groundbreaking device - the Series 5 Ultra Touch Windows 8 Ultrabook.
Samsung's Series 5 Ultra Touch laptop model sports a 1366 x 768 10-point touch display and will come in two touchscreen flavors: a Core i3 edition with 4GB of RAM, or a Core i5 version with 4GB of RAM. Both laptop versions have a 500GB hard drive with 24 gigs of ExpressCache (high-speed SSD storage).
The device runs on Microsoft's latest Windows 8 operating system and weighs 3.83 pounds, which is a tad hefty for an ultrabook. No details on the battery size and how many hours of usage it will support are known yet.
The base Series 5 Ultra Touch model will start at $809.99 and will have a Core i3 processor. However, consumers have the option to upgrade to the better Core i5 processor by spending an additional $50.
Additionally, the new Samsung Series 9 Premium ultrabooks were also unveiled at the event. The 13-inch and 15-inch models will set users back by $1300 and $1400, respectively. Samsung UK shared a photograph on its official Facebook page, featuring the Series 9 Notebook. Samsung tagged the product as including "super slim components" and having a sleek design.
Samsung also revealed its 15-inch Series 7 Notebook ($1100), Series 3 Notebook (between $450 to $900 depending on configuration). Samsung also announced two All-in-One PCs: Series 7 and Series 5. The 23.6-inch and 27-inch Series 7 devices will cost $1100 and $1700, respectively. The 21.5-inch Series 5 device will sport an $800 price tag.
The Series 5 Ultra Touch as well as other devices are expected to release around Oct. 26, when Microsoft officially launches its Windows 8.
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