Samsung just announced an expanded Series 9 laptop line with the 13-inch Samsung NP900X3A and the 11-inch Samsung NP900X1B. Yes, these new laptops with names that roll right off your tounge are part of Samsung’s back-to-school lineup of ultra-thin and lightweight notebooks with five different configurations to meet the needs and budgets of various shoppers.
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The three new 13.3-inch models feature a form factor that is just 2.89 lb and 0.62-inch thin with Intel Core i5 and i7 processors. Samsung’s two new 11-inch laptops both include the Intel Core i3-2357M processor 2357 and are even more compact than the 13-inch notebooks.
All of the new Series 9 laptops have a duralumin design (similar to aircraft construction), which Samsung claims is twice as strong as the typical aluminum used in laptops. This exterior toughness, combined with durable solid state drives (SSD) for storage, makes the Series 9 a travel-friendly option that will survive the bumps that come from time on the road. Samsung also claims that these laptops will deliver 7 hours of battery life.
The entire Series 9 line also features backlit keyboards so you can see what you’re typing in the dark. The Series 9 laptops “SuperBright HD LED” displays which make them easy to see both indoors and out. Samsung’s new FastStart technology, which readies the Series 9 for use in as little as 3 seconds, should help business professionals and students get to work even faster without waiting ages for the laptop to restart.
Pricing for the new models will range from $1,049 to $2,049. All Samsung mobile PC products are available through retailers or by visiting the Samsung website.
11-inch Samsung Series 9 Specs (2 models):
- NP900X1B-A02US: $1,049 MSRP (Windows 7 Home Premium, Intel® Core™ i3 Processor 2357M, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 64GB SSD) – Available: August
- NP900X1B-A01US: $1,249 MSRP (Windows 7 Home Premium, Intel® Core™ i3 Processor 2357M, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 128GB SSD) – Available: August
13.3-inch Samsung Series 9 Specs (3 models):
- NP900X3A-B01US: $1,349 MSRP (Windows 7 Home Premium, Intel® Core™ i5 Processor 2467M; 4GB DDR3 RAM, 128GB SSD) – Available: Now
- NP900X3A-B02US: $1,649 MSRP (Windows 7 Home Premium, Intel® Core™ i5 Processor 2467M; 4GB DDR3 RAM, 256GB SSD) – Available: Now
- NP900X3A-A05US: $2,049 MSRP (Windows 7 Home Premium, Intel® Core™ i7 Processor 2617M; 6GB DDR3 RAM, 256GB SSD) – Available: Now