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Samsung refreshes Series 5 and Series 9 laptops with Windows 7 Professional

Businesses can now take advantage of the ultra portable yet powerful machines
Mon Jul 30 2012, 14:51
Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook

SOUTH KOREAN ELECTRONICS FIRM Samsung has refreshed its Series 5 13in ultrabook and 13in and 15in Series 9 notebooks with the Windows 7 Professional 64 bit operating system (OS).

Samsung claims the availability of Windows 7 Professional Edition on the systems means businesses can take advantage of its ultra portable yet powerful machines using a Microsoft Windows OS that is tailored for enterprises.

"The refresh means users can install and run essential business software on the Series 5 and 9 enabling maximum productivity at work, at home or on the move," Samsung said in a press release today.

Samsung's general manager of computing for the UK and Ireland, Damian Cusick said the refresh was needed as companies are demanding all the business features required for the workplace on powerful but more portable machines.

Samsung announced its first Series 5 ultrabook as well as the updated Series 9 notebook back in January at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

The Series 5 13in ultrabook is powered by an Intel Corei5-3317U Processor and uses integrated graphics. Weighing 1.52kg and measuring 12.4in, it offers memory capacity of up to 8GB along with a 500GB HDD and 24GB SSD.

According to Samsung, the Series 9 notebooks are the world's "thinnest and most compact premium notebooks". The 13in Series 9 model measures 12.9mm thick and weighs 1.16kg, while the 15in system weighs 1.56kg and offers 7.7 hours of battery life.

Powered by the same processor as the Series 5 ultrabook, the aluminium chassis of the Series 9 notebooks house a 128GB SSD and up to 8GB of RAM, and offer 10 hours of battery life. µ


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