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Samsung launches thinnest-ever notebook

Priced at Rs 1,02,990, the 13-inch version measures only 12.9 mm (0.5") and weighs just 1.16 kg.

Nandagopal Rajan | September 4, 2012 | Updated 12:27 IST

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd has launched the second generation of Samsung Notebook Series 9, which it claims to be the world's thinnest and most compact premium notebook. Targeted at premium notebook users, who are willing pay a bit extra for high quality and great design, the super-slim notebook will be priced at Rs 1,02,990. Though it looks like an ultrabook and has similar specs, Samsung is not calling it one.

"The new Samsung Notebook Series 9 represents the ultimate in Samsung craftsmanship towards precision engineering and premium design. The new Series 9 embodies the originality and heritage of its predecessor while eliminating unnecessary factors. The refined aerodynamic design of the new Series 9 represents the best of Samsung's design with top performance and functionality," states Ranjit Yadav, Country Head, Samsung Mobile and IT.

Samsung claims the Series 9 required 9,000 hours of design work and 24,000 hours of R&D. Components such as the LCD panel, keyboard, motherboard, cables, fan and battery have been precision-engineered to fit precisely in single-shell ultra-slim chassis. The 13-inch version measures only 12.9mm (0.5") and weighs just 1.16kg (2.5 lbs) - 28 per cent smaller than its predecessor. The Toshiba Protege Z830 used to claim the thinnest/lightest Ultrabook slot with a 15.9mm thickness and 1.12kg weight.

The Samsung Series 9 features Samsung's MaxScreen technology, which minimizes the bezel size while maximizing the screen size by an extra inch. It will also feature the latest Intel Core i7 Processor and will have Turbo Boost Technology to intuitively allocate CPU resources as needed. A 256GB solid state drive (SSD) provides plenty of storage, lower power consumption and improved performance with less noise and heat output. It will also have a quick start-up, thus reducing power usage, allowing faster data access and higher reliability. Samsung also promises nine hours on battery life thanks to its advanced Lithium-Polymer battery and Samsung's innovation PowerPlus charging technology.

Samsung has also launched its Notebook Series 5 550P with Intel's latest 3rd generation Core i7, NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 2GB graphics, full HD display, JBL optimised speakers with subwoofer as well as a Blu-ray drive and up to 2TB HDD storage. The 15-inch model weighs 2.5 kg and is priced at Rs 62,990.

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