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Acer's 14- and 15-inch Timeline Ultra don't have the slimness of the Aspire S5, but feature more powerful specs and a DVD drive. This model has a 14-inch screen, .81-inch thickness, and Nvidia GeForce GT 640M LE graphics.

Description

The Samsung Series 5 Ultra (14-inch) is an ultrabook with a 14-inch display. The Series 5 Ultra features aluminium casing, a 500GB harddrive, Intel's ExpressCache technology, and is the first ultrabook to include a built-in optical drive.

The ThinkPad T430u by Lenovo is a business-inspired ultraportable notebook that combines a 14-inch display, Intel Core processor, and 8GB of DDR3 memory. It is supposed to weigh less than 4lbs and have a 6.5 hour battery life.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: June 2012
  • Price at launch: $779.99

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: January 2012
  • Price at launch: $949.00
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: September 2012
  • Price at launch: $779.00

Also Known As...

  • Alias: NP530U4B-A02US
  • Laptop type: Ultraportable
  • Width: 13.39 inches
  • Depth: 9.65 inches
  • Thickness: 0.81 inches
  • Weight: 4.3 pounds

Hardware

  • Laptop type: Ultraportable
  • Width: 13.1 inches
  • Depth: 9 inches
  • Thickness: 0.82 inches
  • Weight: 3.97 pounds
  • Color: Silver
  • Laptop type: Ultraportable
  • Width: 13.39 inches
  • Depth: 9.25 inches
  • Thickness: 0.78 inches
  • Color: Black
  • Operating system: Windows 7

Software

  • Operating system: Windows 7
  • Operating system: Windows 7
  • Screen size (diagonal): 14 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Backlight: LED
  • Resolution (X): 1366 px
  • Resolution (Y): 768 px
  • PPI: 112

Display (base)

  • Screen size (diagonal): 14 inches
  • Display surface: Matte
  • Technology: LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1366 px
  • Resolution (Y): 768 px
  • Screen size (diagonal): 14 inches
  • Display surface: Matte
  • Technology: LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1366 px
  • Resolution (Y): 768 px
  • Type: Chiclet
  • Backlit: Yes
  • Number pad: No

Keyboard

  • Type: Chiclet
  • Type(s): Trackpad

Mouse

  • Type(s): Trackpad
  • Type(s): Trackpad, Pointing stick
  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i3-2377M
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 1.5 GHz

Processor (base)

  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i5-2467M
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 1.6 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 2.3 GHz
  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Ivy Bridge
  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Ivy Bridge
  • Model: Core i5-3317U
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 1.7 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 2.6 GHz

Processor (max)

  • Graphics type: Integrated
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 3000

GPU (base)

  • Graphics type: Integrated
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 3000
  • Graphics type: Discrete
  • Base discrete GPU brand: Nvidia
  • Discrete GPU model: GeForce GT 620M
  • Dedicated VRAM size: 1 GB
  • Discrete GPU brand: Nvidia
  • Discrete GPU model: GeForce GT 640M LE
  • Dedicated VRAM size: 1 GB

GPU (max)

  • Base RAM size: 4 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Base RAM speed: 1066 MHz

Memory

  • Base RAM size: 4 GB
  • Max. config RAM size: 8 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Options: HDD (5400RPM), Flash Memory (SSD)
  • Base drive type: HDD (5400RPM)
  • Base drive capacity: 500 GB
  • Max. config SSD: 20 GB
  • Card reader: Yes

Storage

  • Options: Hybrid Drive
  • Base drive type: Hybrid
  • Base drive capacity: 500 GB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Card reader support: SD, MMC
  • Max. config HDD: 1 TB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Optical drive type: Slot-loading
  • Compatible media: CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, DVD/CD-RW combo, DVD+R/W, DVD-R/RW, DVD±R/RW, Dual-layer DVD burner, DVD Super Multi

Optical Drive

  • Compatible media: DVD±R/RW
  • Optical drive type: External
  • Speakers: 2

Audio

  • Speakers: 2
  • Audio brand: Dolby Home Theater
  • Effective pixels: 1.3 megapixels

Webcam

  • Effective pixels: 1.3 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • USB 3.0: 2
  • HDMI: 1
  • 3.5mm mic / headphone combo: 1

Port options

  • USB: 1
  • USB 3.0: 2
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Ethernet type: 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
  • VGA: 1
  • HDMI: 1
  • 3.5mm headphone: 1
  • USB 3.0: 2
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Ethernet type: 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
  • Mini DisplayPort: 1
  • HDMI: 1
  • 3.5mm mic / headphone combo: 1
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 3.0
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • Size: 4850 mAh
  • Chemistry: Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
  • Quoted time: 8 hr

Battery

  • Size: 6120 mAh
  • Chemistry: Lithium Polymer (Li-Po)
  • Quoted time: 7 hr
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