The race for the ultrabooks is heating up. After HP and Wipro, Samsung Electronics on Thursday launched new series 5 Ultra notebooks for Indian market.
The Samsung Series 5 boasts a slim design profile with a rich feature set and an Intel Core i5 processor. The Series 5 Ultrabooks, available in 13” and 14” screen offer users top-of-the line performance, with near instant starts using FastStart and the innovative ExpressCache storage.
Designed with consumer feedback in mind, the 14” model is also one of the first in the market to feature a built-in DVD drive and SD card slot, giving users the ability to easily access software, movies, photos and more.
“The Series 5 Ultrabooks are a true showcase of Samsung’s capability to innovate and bring to life products that are designed keeping in mind the requirements of our consumers. With the Series 5, our consumers will be able to enjoy superior performance, great looks and complete portability. With the launch of Samsung Ultrabooks, we are creating a new segment within the Notebook space”, said Ranjit Yadav, Country Head -Samsung Mobile & IT.
Taking its design cues from Samsung’s existing popular Notebook PC lines, particularly the high-end Series 9, the Series 5 Ultra features sleek lines and a cool, sophisticated design.
To ensure ease-of-use while on the move, the 13” variant is just 14.9~17.6mm thin and 1.42kg light (w/SSD). It features the Intel Core i5 processor with 8GB memory, up to 500GB storage and 16GB iSSD with ExpressCache. Consumers can also choose from a 128GB SSD or 258GB SSD as their preferred storage. To offer maximum connection to other devices, the 13” model also carries a full-size HDMI port along with one USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, 4-in-1 multi SD card slot, Ethernet and webcam.
The 14” model is equipped with Intel Corei5 processor and has 8GB memory and 16GB iSSD with ExpressCache™ system offers exceptional performance. For larger storage and heightened visual experience, it can accommodate up to 1TB storage as well as an AMD Radeon™ HD7550M 1GB graphics card. An integrated Optical Disc Drive is also installed for maximum convenience. In terms of connectivity, the 14” model offers full-size HDMI, VGA, two USB 3.0, one USB 2.0, 4-in-1 multi SD card slot, Ethernet and webcam. All the above features are packed into a 20.9mm thin and 1.84kg light chassis.
“The launch of Samsung Ultrabooks will strengthen our NotePC offering in the consumer space and together with our enhanced NotePC lineup this year, will help us to significantly consolidate our position in the Indian market,” adds Yadav. The Samsung NotePC range is available in the price range between Rs 14,990/- to Rs 100,000 /-.
The 13” and 14” Ultrabook models will retail at Rs. 48,990/- and Rs. 54,390/- respectively.