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Samsung sets a launch date for its Series 9 laptop

Updated At John Lewis only
Wed Feb 22 2012, 11:12

KOREAN HARDWARE GIANT Samsung is set to launch its Series 9 laptop on 25 February.

Samsung has chosen to launch the notebook in the UK at John Lewis, while other retailers here in Blighty will be selling it later this year. Samsung unveiled the Series 9 ultra slim notebook at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January.

Damian Cusick, GM of computing at Samsung said, "For those seeking the ultimate notebook, it doesn't get any better than this. We have tailor made the components so that they fit into the notebook's single shell body ensuring it's as slim and light as possible."

Samsung Series 9 13in laptop side on

"We've taken performance to a whole new level to deliver impressive memory capacity, faster web browsing and a seven hour battery life. What's more, the Series 9 looks very slick and sophisticated."

The notebook is the second generation of Samsung's Series 9 laptop, which it announced this time last year.

Cusick said, "The original Series 9 we launched in 2011 was a huge success for us. Since then, further innovations in technology have enabled us to improve on the design and functionality to deliver a truly revolutionary premium notebook."

When it arrives next Monday, coinciding with Mobile World Congress (MWC), the 13.3in laptop will have a 12.9mm profile and weigh 1.16kg.

Samsung said it is the result of 33,000 hours of craftsmanship. It will be powered by an Intel Core i5 processor and have 4GB of RAM and a 128GB solid state disk (SSD).

As we pointed out in our hands-on review from CES the Series 9 has a range of ports including USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports and an Ethernet port as well as HDMI and VGA ports.

Although the laptop will go on sale in a few days Samsung hasn't announced a price yet. The original Series 9 is priced at £999 on John Lewis' web site.

Update
We've spoken to John Lewis which confirmed the Series 9 will sell for the plump price of £1,199. µ

 

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