The Samsung Series 9 15"--the thinnest and lightest 15-inch laptop we've ever seen-- just arrived in our office. Rather than keep all the Ultrabook unboxing goodness to ourselves, we're sharing it with you. In addition to offering a larger and sharper screen than the MacBook Air, the aluminum Samsung Series 9 15" gives you the following for $1,499:
- Processor: 1.6-GHz Intel Core i5-2467M
- Memory: 8GB
- Hard Drive: 128GB SSD
- GPU: Intel Graphics HD 3000
- Display Size/resolution: 15 inches/1600 x 900
- Size: 14 x 9.3 x 0.58 inches
- Weight: 3.8 pounds
As you can see, the Series 9 15" comes in a sleek black box. It's kind of an anti-MacBook Air aesthetic.
Pop the lid off, and the notebook appears, with a power cord to the left.
Beneath the notebook is the power brick and Ethernet adapter; both are covered by a cardboard packet that holds some documentation and a restore CD. Hope you have an external optical drive!
On the left side of the aluminum Series 9 15" is a USB 2.0 port, microHDMI, and the Ethernet port (for use with the included adapter). The profile is a mere .58 inches thick.
On the right side is an SD card slot, a VGA port (adapter required), and two USB 3.0 ports.
And here's what the 15-inch Series 9 looks like alongside its 13-inch brother.
Overall, the Series 9 has us really excited because you get a big, high-res screen in an ultraportable body. Stay tuned for our full review of this Ultrabook. In the meantime, check out the images in our gallery and hands-on video.
Hands-On From CES 2012
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