Samsung has launched two new ultrabooks and a notebook for the Indian
market - Samsung Series 5 ULTRA Touch, Samsung Notebook Series 9
(15-inch) and Samsung Series 5 ultrabook (Series 5 535U4C).
Series 5 ULTRA touch is the first touch-enabled ultrabook by Samsung. It
sports a 13.3-inch HD SuperBright 10-finger multi-touchscreen with a
resolution of 1366X768 pixels and 3rd generation Intel Core i7-3517U
processor. It runs on Windows 8 operating system. Other features of this
ultraboook includes up to 12 GB RAM, 500 GB of hard drive and 24GB
ExpressCache (SSD). There is one full HDMI port, an USB 3.0 port and two
USB 2.0 ports on this ultrabook. It comes with 4-cell battery that
Samsung claims will give up to 6.7 hours of backup. Samsung Series 5
ULTRA Touch is available in India for Rs. 64,990.
launched a 13-inch notebook in its Series 9 in August 2012,
and this notebook had "the world's thinnest and most compact notebook
chassis". Now, Samsung has added another notebook in this series, which
has a 15-inch screen. The new Series 9 notebook too is light and thin
like its predecessor as it measures 14.9mm in thickness and weighs 1.65
kg. Sasmung 15-inch Series 9 notebook carries a price tag of Rs.
Lastly, Samsung has also launched a Series 5
ultrabook (Series 5 535U4C).This ultrabook is powered by AMD quad-core
A8 processor and will retail for Rs. 43,990.
Commenting on the
launch, Jin Park, Vice President of the IT Solutions Business at Samsung
Electronics says, "Our new Series 5 ULTRA Touch is designed to meet all
the demands of our customers for a more intuitive use along with
powerful performance and plenty of storage. With the arrival of Windows
8, use of notebook PCs is about to change, leading to a different demand
from customers such as touch functionality but still maintaining the
traditional common input methods such as keyboard and mouse".
as a category will continue to evolve in 2013. We are looking at
ultrabooks and tablet PCs as being major growth drivers for our Notebook
business which is expected to grow by over 50% next year", states Uday
Bhat, Director, Samsung IT Business.
Apart from the notebooks and
ultrabooks, Samsung also introduced two new hybrid devices ATIV Smart PC
and ATIV Smart PC Pro devices in India.
Both these devices run on Windows 8 operating system.