Joining the Ultrabook band wagon, Samsung the other day launched not one, but two variants of their first ever Ultrabook, the Samsung Series 5 Ultra ““ one with a 13-inch display and the other, a 14-incher.
The 13″ version of the Samsung Series 5 Ultra has an Intel Core i5 2467M Processor, 4GB DDR3 Memory and 500 GB Storage while the 14″ version is powered by an Intel Core i7 2637M processor, 6GB DDR3 Memory, 1TB HD and 1GB AMD Radeon HD 7550M Graphics.
Both variants feature a hybrid storage, mixing the hard disk drive with 16GB SSD powered with Samsung ExpressCache, a caching technology that significantly reduces boot times and speeds up application launches and access to data, thus increasing the overall performance of the system. The Samsung Series 5 Ultra ExpressCache promises 20-second boot-ups, wakes from sleep in 2 seconds and loads frequently viewed web pages 2x faster than your average notebook.
The Samsung Series 5 High Definition LCD screen also offers 40% brightness than many traditional PCs, attributed to its Superbright technology that features brightness of 300 nits. The two models also has HDMI, VGA, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, 4-in-1 multi SD card and Ethernet slots and also a webcam.
Being an Ultrabook, it is certain that the Samsung Series 5 Ultra is thin, lightweight and easy to carry. One thing that makes this more interesting and different from the arrays of Ultrabooks available in the market is its built-in Optical Disk Drive, though only the Core i7 version packs this feature.
The price offering of the 13″ version is also appealing at Php 44,900, making the Samsung Series 5 Ultra 13″ one of the best priced Core i5 Ultrabook out there. Meanwhile, the 14″ version is priced at Php 59,900.
Here are some more photos of Samsung’s first Ultrabook, the Samsung Series 5 Ultra.