Samsung Series 9 (13-inch, mid 2012)

Samsung's newest foray into the ultrabook market, the 2012 version of the Series 9 features Ivy Bridge processors, a 128GB SSD, and a 13-inch SuperBright Plus 1600x900 display.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: June 2012
  • Price at launch: $1,299.99

Verge Review

Samsung's Series 9 laptops have a lot to prove. Since the day Samsung showed the first one off at CES last year, they've consistently been priced higher than the equivalent MacBook Air, and that can be a pretty hard sell. If you want a premium Windows machine, though, a MacBook Air just won't do. So when I reviewed the 15-inch Samsung Series 9, I was hopeful that its $1,500 price tag meant it would be the Windows ultrabook of choice going forward. If you read my review, though, you already...

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Basic Specs

Laptop type Ultraportable
Thickness .5 inches
Weight 2.55 pounds
Operating system Windows 7
Screen size (diagonal) 13.3 inches
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Ivy Bridge
Graphics type Integrated
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 4000

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Tech Specs

Also Known As...
Alias NP900X3C-A02US, NP900X3C-A01US
Hardware
Laptop type Ultraportable
Width 12.3 inches
Depth 8.6 inches
Thickness .5 inches
Weight 2.55 pounds
Color Gray
Software
Operating system Windows 7
Display (base)
Screen size (diagonal) 13.3 inches
Display surface Matte
Technology LCD
Backlight LED
Resolution (X) 1600 px
Resolution (Y) 900 px
Keyboard
Type Chiclet
Backlit Yes
Number pad No
Mouse
Type(s) Trackpad
Multitouch Yes
Processor (base)
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Ivy Bridge
Model Core i5-3317U
Cores 2
Clockspeed 1.7 GHz
Turbo clockspeed 2.6 GHz
GPU (base)
Graphics type Integrated
Integrated GPU brand Intel
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 4000
Memory
Base RAM size 4 GB
RAM type DDR3
Base RAM speed 1600 MHz
Storage
Options Flash Memory (SSD)
Base drive type Flash (SSD)
Base drive capacity 128 GB
Card reader Yes
Card reader support SD, MMC
Audio
Speakers 2
Webcam
Effective pixels 1.3 megapixels
Video resolution 720p
Port options
USB 1
USB 3.0 1
Micro HDMI 1
3.5mm mic / headphone combo 1
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi options 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version 4.0
Wireless video WiDi
Battery
Size 5800 mAh, 4 cell
Chemistry Lithium Polymer (Li-Po)
Removable No
Quoted time 9 hr
Bundled Accessories
Bundled Accessories Ethernet dongle (proprietary connection)
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