Samsung 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.
Samsung had 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. 1,07,990.
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".
"Ultrabooks 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.