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Samsung reveals Series 5 laptops

Updates line-up with Intel Ivy Bridge processors

Samsung has announced its new range of Series 5 notebooks with Intel Ivy Bridge processors.

The Series 5 550P notebooks will be available in 15-inch and 17-inch models powered by Intel’s third generation Ivy Bridge processors. Samsung said they will be on sale this month from retailers including PC World and Currys.

Damian Cusick, general manager of computing at Samsung said: "With its fully integrated multimedia features and lightweight slim design the Samsung Series 5 550P notebook offers an unsurpassed ‘look, listen and feel’ experience that no other notebook will match."

Samsung touts a performance boost of 25 percent with Ivy Bridge while consuming 20 percent less power compared to second generation Sandy Bridge chips. The only processor to be confirmed so far is the Core i7-3610QM for the 17.3-inch NP550P7C-S02UK.

The Series 5 line-up will have 8GB of RAM and Windows 7 Home Premium as standard. Two models come with an Nvidia GeForce GT650M 2GB graphics card.

A DVD-RW optical drive comes with the 15-inch models while the 17-inch option has a Blu-ray drive. Samsung said the laptops will have up to 2TB of storage. For more detailed specifications see the table below.

Samsung Series 5 notebook

Model Name

NP550P5C-A02UK

NP550P5C-S03UK

NP550P7C-S02UK

 
 

OS

W7HP

W7HP

W7HP

 
 

CPU

TBA

TBA

Intel Core i7_3610QM

 
 

Memory

8GB

8GB

8GB

 
 

Screen

15.6" LED HD

(1366 x 768)

15.6" LED HD

(1366 x 768)

17.3" LED HD+

(1600 x 900)

 

Graphics

Shared

NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 650M (2GB)

NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 650M (2GB)

 
 

ODD

DVD-RW

DVD-RW

BluRay

 
 

WLAN

Intel 802.11abgn(2x2)

Intel 802.11abgn(2x2)

Intel 802.11abgn(2x2)

 
 

Battery

Li Ion 6Cell (5200mAh)

Li Ion 6Cell (5200mAh)

Li Ion 6Cell (5200mAh)

 
 

Webcam

Yes

Yes

Yes

 
 

Colour

Silver

Silver

Silver

 
 
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