Wednesday, February 15th 2012

Samsung Debuts the Second-Gen Series 9 Ultra-slim Notebooks

Today Samsung Electronics has held a media event in its home country (South Korea) to launch the updated (second generation) Series 9 ultra-thin laptops. Coming in 13.3-inch and 15-inch flavors, these notebooks feature a single-piece aluminum body (just 12.9 mm thick), a SuperBright (400 nits, 1600 x 900) LED-backlit display, a backlit keyboard, and are powered by an Intel Sandy Bridge processor.


Samsung didn't go into details about the 15-inch Series 9 model (it did mention that it weights 1.59 kg / 3.5 lbs) but it did provide a full scoop on the 13.3-inch NT900X3B-A74 notebook (priced at about $2,376 locally), saying that it packs a 1.7 GHz Core i7-2637M processor, Intel HD 3000 graphics, 4 GB of RAM, a 256 GB solid state drive, dual 1.5 W speakers, a 4-in-1 card reader, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, one USB 3.0 ports, a mini HDMI output, and a 6-cell (40 Wh) battery.

The 13.3-inch and 15-inch Series 9 laptops are expected to go global later this month, starting at $1,399 and $1,499, respectively.Source: Laptoping
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21 Comments on Samsung Debuts the Second-Gen Series 9 Ultra-slim Notebooks

#2
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
I have absolutely no faith in Samsung notebooks, however as these come with SSDs it might be a completely different story. I'll be interested to see how these look in other pics.
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#3
Andrew Moore
Damn.. lesser spec than my macbook air 11.6" and more money! I cant see these selling to be honest.
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#4
Chaitanya
That 15in laptop is certainly impressive looking, whats battery life going to be like? I would like to carry a 15in notebook in my bag but I hate thick books.
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#5
Sanhime
What notebooks? I don't see any notebooks. I see slim chicks, no slim notebooks.
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#6
Cristian_25H
News Poster
Here are some more Series 9 images. No ladies this time :).

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#7
entropy13
by: Andrew Moore
Damn.. lesser spec than my macbook air 11.6" and more money! I cant see these selling to be honest.
Wait, what? "Lesser spec" than your Macbook Air 11.6"? Just upgrading from the 128GB to the 256GB SSD already made the Macbook Air priced exactly the same as the 15" Samsung. And that Macbook still has a 1.6GHz i5.

You bought an overpriced Macbook Air from Apple, but since you did buy it you imply that you can "see these selling", yet when it's not Apple it's suddenly "can't see these selling"?
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#8
Delta6326
by: Sanhime
What notebooks? I don't see any notebooks. I see slim chicks, no slim notebooks.
What slim chicks? I don't see any slim chicks. I see a strong guy, no slim chicks. :roll::laugh:

J/K

Wow these things are way overpriced.:banghead:
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#9
Ferrum Master
What ultrabook? A guy? What? I see only some fine looking chicks! :toast:
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#10
m1dg3t
The price scare's me :o
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#11
SteelSix
by: Ferrum Master
What ultrabook? A guy? What? I see only some fine looking chicks! :toast:
Korean Barbies.. me like
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#12
Completely Bonkers
Very very nice looking laptops. And 13" with 1600x900. At last!
by: Sanhime
What notebooks? I don't see any notebooks. I see slim chicks, no slim notebooks.
Chicks? I can't see any chicks. (This is a rare occasion where the product looks so good, I can look past the girls to see the product. Eyes on the product. Rare moment indeed. Actually, they took "average" babes this time to ensure you DID see the product. These are not quite the quality of some of the booth-babes I have seen on here before...)
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Ferrum Master
by: Completely Bonkers
Very very nice looking laptops. And 13" with 1600x900. At last!

Chicks? I can't see any chicks. (This is a rare occasion where the product looks so good, I can look past the girls to see the product. Eyes on the product. Rare moment indeed. Actually, they took "average" babes this time to ensure you DID see the product. These are not quite the quality of some of the booth-babes I have seen on here before...)
That is why I like them... they look natural :D Tastes differ though...

For that price... gosh... Eurocom where are you(also an insane choice)? At least in from of them I wont be afraid to sneeze at, in order to don't get a crack somewhere.

13' and an high resolution windows device and a huge i7... on 13 inches?? Nah... I'll get a proper workstation and a iOS or Android pad... Transformer prime for example... it will do the same productivity and last longer. Every thing in life has its proper usage - a key or an instrument... this one seems to be fit only as fashion emblem...
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#14
m1dg3t
Samsung prolly used their "gorilla glass" so i wouldn't worry about the screen cracking
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#15
Completely Bonkers
by: Ferrum Master
Tastes differ though...
True. So do usage scenarios. And in the case of a laptop, I need a airport warrior, and desktop cousin. Something to sling into the briefcase and take on trips. Or use in bed or sofa when goofing around. My current netbook is perfect in ergonomics and portability, but screen too small for productivity and CPU too weak to be snappy. (Even with SSD). I would rather take this Samsung than try and bootcamp an iAir. Wouldnt you agree?

Anyway, I tracked down some product shots, not distracted by the girls. ;) I think this is one of the nicest if not the nicest laptop I've seen. A combination of the best of SONY and of Apple. SAMSUNG are really stepping up to be a premium brand. A bit like Audi (cars) in the 90's.





If you speak chingchong there is a video here:
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#16
Andrei23
Sorry Samsung but I won't be buying laptops from you any time soon. My current one blew the right speaker after two months, sent it to warranty, they replaced the motherboard, but the speaker is still dead. Not only did they not fix the speaker (which does make some annoying sounds before going mute) they also scratched the laptop when they replaced the motherboard. The microphone is one of the shittiest I've seen on a laptop, and I've owned Acer and Asus laptops. The laptop user manual said the screen resolution was 900p which ultimately made me purchase it only to discover it's only 768p. This is the last Samsung laptop I'm getting, don't care about them anymore.


/rant
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#17
Sanhime
by: Completely Bonkers


If you speak chingchong there is a video here:
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Samsung is Korean :p
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#18
Completely Bonkers
by: Sanhime
Samsung is Korean :p
Doh! We all know that. Want kind of colloquial dysphemism were you expecting me to use? Surely not invent a word like korinkorong?! Anyway, the more important question is: do you like the new Samsung Second-Gen Series 9 Ultra-slim Notebooks?
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#19
Jizzler
They look nice, though I couldn't see myself getting one (or any ultra-thin) anytime soon. If I'm spending $1500, I'll take a bulky, full-featured laptop.

While I travel now and then, it's rarely for business and or on an airplane. They would probably appeal to me if I did.
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#20
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
by: MikeMurphy
FFS thats expensive!
intel sandy poop doesnt come cheap.
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#21
Andrew Moore
by: entropy13
Wait, what? "Lesser spec" than your Macbook Air 11.6"? Just upgrading from the 128GB to the 256GB SSD already made the Macbook Air priced exactly the same as the 15" Samsung. And that Macbook still has a 1.6GHz i5.

You bought an overpriced Macbook Air from Apple, but since you did buy it you imply that you can "see these selling", yet when it's not Apple it's suddenly "can't see these selling"?
Lol no...

I have an 11.6" Macbook air with an i7 2667m, 4GB of 1333 ram and a 256GB SSD that came in at $42 less than the samsung ;)
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