Samsung launch Series 5 Ultra Touch Windows 8 ultrabook

 

By Posted 16 Oct 2012, 06:22

We knew that Samsung had an event planned for yesterday and pretty much what it would be about, and this rung true after Samsung revealed their new Series 5 Ultra Touch Windows 8 ultrabook. Samsung’s 13-inch Windows 8 laptop will start with a price of $809.99, which would be for the lowest spec Core i3 model. This is a pretty good price point considering what’s included and compared to the features on competitor ultrabooks, although just spending $50 more would deliver a better Intel Core i5, so this is well worth considering.

The main features for Samsung’s Series 5 Ultra Touch ultrabook include a 500GB hard drive, a welcoming 4GB of RAM, 1366 x 768 display, and of course running on Windows 8. This ultrabook weighs in at fewer than 4 pounds, so this isn’t that impressive considering the market it’s targeting. This Samsung Series 5 Ultra Touch should see a release date around Oct 26 with other Windows 8 ultrabooks, which is when Microsoft will officially launch Windows 8.

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Samsung UK also shared a photo on their Facebook profile within the last 24 hours, which featured the Series 9 Notebook and can be seen in the image below. They tag this product as including some “super slim components“, and coming in a sleek design, although it’s worth pointing out this is Samsung’s Premium ultrabook and is priced accordingly.

The new Samsung Series 9 Premium ultrabooks were unveiled at the same event yesterday, and are priced at $1,400 for the 15-inch model and $1,300 for the 13-inch model. The event also revealed a number of other computers including two new All-in-One PCs, which will retail at $800 for the 21.5-inch Series 5 and the Series 7 comes in a 27-inch ($1,700) and 23.6-inch ($1,100).

Are you ready for a new Windows 8 computer, and if so do you have a model in mind?

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