By Vamien McKalin | Mar 27, 2013 08:45 AM EDT
Yesterday, Samsung updated its flagship Series 9 laptop with some new features along with full HD 1080p display. The company also announced a new ATIV Smart PC Pro with LTE capability. Both devices are running on Windows 8 Pro, the main difference is in the processor. Where one runs on a core i5 Intel CPU, the other is blazing with a core i7 CPU.
The Samsung Series 9 Premium Ultrabook is very similar to the previous version, the main difference here is the higher resolution LED-backlit 1920x1080 full HD display. This allows for 40 percent more content on screen compared to the previous version that only had a 1600x900 HD+ display.
Potential buyers of the Series 9 Premium Ultrabook should love the innards of this Ultrabook, as it sports a core i7 Itel processor and a 256GB SSD drive. SSD drives are capable of boosting a system boot time by up to 60 percent when compared to traditional hard disk drives. All this power doesn't come cheap, so prepare to cough up $1,899.99 for the privilege of using a faster and more stable Samsung Ultrabook.
The next big announcement is that of the ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T, a device with a 11.6-inch display capable of pushing full 1080p HD. At its core, the ATIV Smart Pro is sporting a core i5 Intel processor, 4GB of RAM, 128GB SSD drive, 8-hour battery life and Windows 8 Pro. For those who are interested in Samsung's latest ATIV Windows 8 device, make sure to have $1.599.99 reserved.
"With the introduction of the new professional ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T and the full HD resolution Series 9 Premium Ultrabook, Samsung is continuing its focus on innovation while delivering on the needs of a growing number of mobile professionals," said Tod Pike, senior vice president at Samsung's Enterprise Business Division. "Samsung is providing business professionals on-the-go with the necessary tools for increased connectivity, productivity and ultimately success."
It's a bit surprising to see Samsung still focusing heavily on Windows 8 products after what the CEO and an executive previously stated about Microsoft's new OS.
Key Specifications via Samsung:
|Category||Details||ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T
|Series 9 Premium Ultrabook
|Resolution||LED Full HD (1920x1080)||LED Full HD (1920x1080)|
|Battery Life||Battery Life*||Up to 8 hours||Up to 8 hours|
|Dimensions||Dimensions||11.97" x 7.46" x .0.47"||12.35" x 8.60
|Weight||1.98 lbs.||2.56 lbs.|
|Performance||Operating System||Windows 8 Pro||Windows 8 Pro|
|Processor||Intel® CoreTM i5-3317U||Intel® CoreTM i7-3517U|
|Graphics||Intel® HD Graphics 4000||Intel® HD Graphics 4000|
|Hard Disk Drive (Max.)**||128GB SSD||256GB SSD|
|Mobile Broadband||Mobile Broadband||AT&T 4G LTE||N/A|
|I/O Ports||USB Ports||1 x USB 3.0||1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0|
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