Samsung Series 5 Ultra released

Samsung has released the Series 5 Ultrabook range of notebook PCs.

Available in 13- and 14-inch form factors, the Series 5 Ultra features an Intel Core i5-2467M processor; up to 8GB memory; ExpressCache system by Diskeeper; and AMD Radeon HD graphics card.

ExpressCache allows the Series 5 Ultra to fast-boot in 20 seconds, and wake up from sleep mode in two seconds.

The Series 5 Ultra range delivers up to 6.4 hours of battery life on a single charge, and features Battery Life Plus technology. This allows the ultrabook’s battery to keep 80 percent of the cell’s original capacity in a life cycle lasting up to 1,500 charging cycles – or three years.

The Series 5 Ultra 13-inch is 17.6mm thick at its widest point and weighs in at 1.38kg. It will feature:

  • Intel Core i5 processor;
  • Up to 8GB memory;
  • Up to 500GB storage;
  • and a 16GB iSSD with ExpressCache technology.

Consumers can also choose a 128GB SSD or 258GB SSD as their preferred storage medium. The 13-inch model sports a range of connectivity options, including a full-size HDMI port along with one USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, 4-in-1 multi SD card slot, Ethernet and webcam.

The 14 inch model is equipped with

  • Intel Core i5 processor;
  • Up to 8GB memory;
  • Up to 1TB storage;
  • 16GB iSSD with ExpressCache technology;
  • and an AMD Radeon HD7550M 1GB graphics card to handle the visual experience.

In terms of connectivity, the 14 inch model offers a full-size HDMI port, VGA port, two USB 3.0 ports one USB 2.0 port, 4-in-1 multi SD card slot, Ethernet and webcam. The 14 inch model is 20.9mm at its thickest point, and weighs in at 1.84kg.

Both models feature a 300nit HD LED SuperBright screen, Image Enhancer technology and an anti-reflective coating.

The Samsung Series 5 Ultra will be available locally in February at an approximate recommended retail price of R10 199 for the 13 inch and R10 299 for the 14 inch.

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