CES 2012: Samsung Introduces Second Generation Series 9 Laptops, 15-inch Model Weighing Just 3.8 lbs

Submitted by lalit on January 10, 2012 - 7:17pm.

Samsung today announced the second-generation Samsung Series 9 notebook at CES in Las Vegas. According to Samsung, the new Series 9 is one of the thinnest, lightest laptop and super-slim components were specially made to fit the single shell body.

“When designing the new Series 9, we focused on improving key elements that our customers loved in the original award winning Series 9, including the sophisticated, lightweight design,” said Todd Bouman, vice president of product marketing at Samsung Enterprise Business Division “Our engineers worked very hard to develop the amazingly thin form factor and one of the most compact chassis in the world, which allowed us to house a 15-inch display in a 14-inch chassis. We also made changes to the new model based on customer feedback, such as the inclusion of a 1600x900 high resolution screen, to truly make this a top-of-the line, irresistible laptop that represents the ultimate in Samsung precision engineering and premium design.”

The new Series 9 laptop is 37 percent thinner and 0.4 pounds lighter (at 2.5 pounds) than original Series 9. It comes in 13.3-inch or 15-inch screen with 1600 x 900 resolution and Samsung’s SuperBright Plus technology (400 nit). Samsung says the display is housed in one of the thinnest and most compact chassis ever, enabling Samsung to fit a 15-inch screen in a 14-inch chassis, reducing the product’s overall size.

Samsung claims that the 15-inch Series 9 model is the World’s thinnest and most compact 15-inch notebook, at just 0.58-inch thick and weighing just 3.8 pounds. In fact we believe it is not only the thinnest and most compact 15-inch notebook, but also the lightest, we have seen or heard of any 15-inch laptop weighing 3.8 pounds.

Hardware specifications of Series 9 laptops include Intel Core i5-2467M processor, 128GB SSD, up to 8GB RAM, WiFi, Bluetooth, multi-card reader and USB 3.0. The Series 9 boots in as little as 9.8 seconds and wakes up in 1.4 seconds. The 15-inch model offers up to 10 hours of battery life and the 13.3-inch model offer up to 7 hours of battery life.

The second generation Samsung Series 9 will be available starting February 27, 2012. It will retail for $1,399.99 for the 13.3-inch and $1,499.99 for the 15-inch.