Samsung announced the Series 5 ULTRA, an extremely portable, no compromise Ultrabooks weighing under four pounds and thinner than the diameter of a U.S. nickel. It is available in 13.3-inch and 14-inch screen sizes with Intel Core i5 processing, FastStart and innovative ExpressCache storage, all in an elegant aluminum package. The 14-inch model is also one of the first certified Ultrabooks on the market to feature a built-in DVD drive and SD card slot, giving users the ability to easily access software, movies, photos and more.
Both sizes feature 1366 x 768 high resolution displays with Samsung’s SuperBright Technology (300 nits). With 16 million color saturation and an easy-to-view matte screen, users enjoy the high quality visual experience in a wide range of environments, both indoors and out.
Featuring an Intel Core i5-2467M processor and two storage options in the 13-inch — either a 128 GB solid state drive or 500 GB hard drive paired with 16 GB ExpressCache memory — the Series 5 ULTRA offers impressive speed and abundant storage for music, movies and photos. ExpressCache features enhanced overall performance, including the ability to boot up in just 20 seconds and wake up in around two seconds, as well as faster start times for frequently used programs and up to 50-60 percent quicker web browsing (using Microsoft Internet Explorer).
As the first certified Ultrabook with a built-in optical drive, the 14-inch Series 5 ULTRA truly meets power users’ needs by providing easy access to all of their software, music, movies and files stored on CDs and DVDs. To offer maximum connectivity, the 14-inch model also offers a variety of ports, including a full-size HDMI, VGA, two USB 3.0, one USB 2.0, a 4-in-1 multi SD card slot and an Ethernet port. The 13-inch model also features a full-size HDMI port along with one USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, a 4-in-1 multi SD card slot and an Ethernet port.
Samsung’s exclusive Easy Settings make it effortless to connect the Series 5 ULTRA to new wireless networks, projectors and more by providing easy access to commonly used PC settings, resulting in stress-free business travel and presentations. Samsung Easy Migration allows users to seamlessly transfer existing files to the new laptop by connecting their old PC to the Series 5 ULTRA, launching and starting Easy Migration and letting the PC do the rest.
The Series 5 ULTRA offers up to seven hours of battery life, keeping users connected to work and play all day. Additionally, the inclusion of Samsung Battery Life Plus technology means that the battery will retain 80 percent of its original capacity for up to 1,500 charges — giving users a battery that can last up to five times longer than other notebooks and works whenever and wherever they need it, even after three years of use.
Price and Availability
The Samsung Series 5 ULTRA will be available January 30, 2012 for $899 – $1,099.