Samsung Ultrabook specced up by retailer
Samsung's upcoming Ultrabook, the Series 5 line member NP530U3B-A01, has been specced up on a US retail site ahead of its formal launch - which will presumably take place next week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
The 13.3in, 1366 x 768 machine is based on a 1.6GHz Intel Core i5-2467M CPU and comes with 4GB of DDR 3 memory, a 500GB hybrid hard drive with 16GB of Flash cache, and Intel graphics.
The laptop is between 14.5 and 17.3mm thick but packs in Gigabit Ethernet, SD, HDMI and USB ports - for the latter, that's two USB 2.0 jacks and a USB 3.0 connector.
It has 2.4/5GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi too, and supports Intel's video-over-wireless tech, WiDi.
The price: $900. Availability? The J&R website doesn't say. ®
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Enjoy your huge salary (and your Audi/BMW) you swaggering, self important buffoon.
1366 x 768 - WTF
Go back 10 or so years and 1024x768 was a good spec for a laptop. Today 768 is just not good enough for any serious work. Like others commenting those numbers are enough for me to say not interested.
When will Samsung/Sony/Lenovo etc realise that if you're prepared/able to pay a high price you're probably not just palying games - see Fuzz comment.
This will die just like all the other manufacturers who try and copy the Apple iPad and end up creating a machine that is 'worse' for about the same money. If you want to compete with the Macbook Air you could at least try and make it as good for significantly less money or better for about the same money. This is near enough a turkey as it's not as good yet almost the same price and a genuine solid state drive is much better suited to a mobile device (less power, faster, more reliable / rugged) than one of those hybrid drives.
Apple should actually make more of the fact that you can just buy a copy of Windows 7 and install that if you don't want to run Lion or Windows in a Parallels VM.
Stopped reading when the article got to 1366 x 768...
Small screen resolution puts me off completely. No sale here