Remember that beautiful little laptop Samsung showed off at CES that’s thinner than a MacBook Air, weighs less than three pounds, but still rocks the Sandy Bridge i5 and has 128GB of storage and 4GB of RAM? Yes, the Series 9, that’s the one. It’s coming out tomorrow.
Well, the 13-inch version is, anyway. There’s an 11-inch version with an i3, less RAM, and a few other downgrades (but also only weighs 2.3 lb) that will be available in April. The 13-inch starts at $1649. They do look mighty sexy, I have to say.
Here’s the press release:
Samsung’s new ultra premium laptop goes on sale March 17
Samsung Electronics America Inc. today announced that the highly anticipated 13-inch, Series 9 laptop featuring Windows® 7 Home Premium will be available in the U.S. through Best Buy and other select retailers and e-tailers beginning tomorrow, March 17.
The 13-inch Series 9 laptop equipped with Windows® 7 Professional will become available at retail/e-tail and through select channel partners in mid-April.
Additionally, an 11-inch Series 9 laptop featuring Windows® 7 Home Premium and 64 GB of HDD storage will also be made available in mid-April.
Series 9 laptops will be available through a variety of retail and reseller channels including Best Buy, Amazon and Tiger. For a full list of local Samsung resellers and distributors call 1-800-SAMSUNG or visit http://www.samsung.com.
Series 9 13-inch, Windows® 7 Home Premium: $1,649 MSRP.
Series 9 13-inch, Windows® 7 Professional: $1,699 MSRP
Series 9 Specs:
13″ – Intel® CoreTM i5 Processor 2537M (1.4 GHz, 3MB)
11″ – Intel® Core™ i3 Processor 380UM (1.33 GHz, 3MB)
13″ – Windows® 7 Home Premium (64 bit) or Windows® 7 Professional (64 bit)
11″ – Windows® 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
Memory: (should include if it’s upgradable?)
13″ – 4GB DDR3
11″ – 2GB DDR3
13″ – 128GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
11″ – 64GB SSD
13.3-inch HD LED-backlit SuperBright Plus display (400 nit)
11.1-inch HD LED-backlit SuperBright Plus display (340 nit)
13″/11″ – 1366×768
13″ – Intel HD GT
11″ – Intel GMA HD (Integrated)
13″/11″ – 3 watt (1.5W x 2) stereo speakers
Battery: Lithium Polymer; up to 7 hours
Wireless: 802.11b/g/n; WiMaxi
13″ – 2.89 lbs.
11″ – 2.31 lbs.