Samsung Series 9 Unboxing: Thinnest and Lightest 15-inch Laptop Ever

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

Unboxing Video

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