Samsung Intros New Business Class Notebooks
Samsung has introduced a new line of business notebooks with screen sizes ranging from 12.5 inches to 15.6 inches. Three series have been announced: the Series 2, Series 4, and Series 6. All come standard with Windows 7 Professional.
The Series 2 is the least expensive series. Series 2 notebooks are available with 12.5- and 14-inch screens, Intel Celeron or Core i3 processors, 2-4GB of RAM, and up to 320GB of hard disk space.
The Series 4 is also available in 12.5-inch and 14-inch screens, but has the option for a “SuperBright” 300-nit display on the 14-inch version. The Series 4 also comes with more powerful processors in the form of a Core i3, i5, or i7 and up to 6GB of RAM.
The Series 6 comes in a 14-inch or 15.6-inch screen size with Core i3/i5/i7 processors. The 15.6-inch version features a 1600×900 screen resolution.
The business notebooks are available with a trackpoint a la ThinkPads. Select models feature dedicated Nvidia NVS 4200M graphics and Nvidia Optimus graphics-switching technology. Samsung claims the notebooks can get up to 7 hours of battery life on the standard six-cell; a 9-cell battery is optional. USB 3.0 is a standard feature.
All of the new business notebooks come standard with a three-year limited warranty. The Series 2 and Series 4 will be available in April and the Series 6 in May. Pricing information has not been released.