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Samsung refreshes Series 9 with Intel Ivy Bridge, now properly an Ultrabook

When the Samsung Series 9 was released in March last year, it was well ahead of the “Ultrabook” category which was coined much later. Yesterday, Samsung announced the refreshed version of their Series 9 which is now properly called an Ultrabook.
samsung series 9
What’s new with the new Samsung Series 9? For starters it’s going to be the cream of the crop laptop from Samsung coming in at 15-inch (compared to 13-inch before) and packs a 3rd generation Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge processor. It will have the same thin form but Samsung is proudly claiming it to be the thinnest 15-incher around at only 14.9 mm thin and weighs only 1.58kg.
samsung series 9
Aside from the beefy processor, they jacked up the RAM to 8GB, and made the storage to 256GB SSD as default. Having used SSD as the storage choice, the Samsung Series 9 can boot up its Windows 7 Pro at just over 9 seconds. The LED display still has the same 400-nit brightness as before to give good contrast even under heavy light. And it will also retain its backlit keyboard.
samsung series 9
The new Samsung Series 9 will retail for Php76,900 (cheaper than the first when it debuted) and comes in Titanium Silver. Samsung is also offering it at 12-months zero percent interest.
samsung series 9

Samsung Series 9 15-inch Specs:

  • Intel Core i5-3317U Processor (1.7GHz, 3MB cache)
  • Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • 15-inch LED HD+ (1600 x 900) 400 nits SuperBright Plus Technology
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 8GB DDR3 memory
  • 256GB SSD
  • 1.3-megapixel web cam
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n, LAN, Bluetooth 4.0
  • microHDMI port, LAN port via dongle (included), VGA port via dongle (not included)
  • 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0
  • 4-in-1 card reader
  • 8-cell Li-Po battery (up to 10 hours)
  • SRP: Php76,900
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