Full HD Windows 8 Ultrabooks arrive
Samsung has announced its Series 7 Chronos and Series 7 Ultra Windows 8 Ultrabooks at CES 2013.
The firm’s latest additions to its laptop line-up are the Series 7 Chronos and Series 7 Ultra Ultrabook, both running of Windows 8. There’s currently no word on when they will arrive or how much they will cost but we’ll be getting a closer look within the next couple of days. See also: CES Unveiled 2013 in pictures.
Graham Long, Vice President of Corporate Sales & IT Solutions at Samsung UK, said: "In 2013, we will continue to focus on innovation delivering products that fit into customer lifestyles while maintaining Samsung’s high-end design and performance standards. The new Series 7 Chronos and Ultra products are just two examples of what you can expect to see from us throughout the year."
Samsung Series 7 Chronos
Samsung’s Series 7 Chronos (770Z5E) is your typical 15.6in laptop but with a Full HD 1080p screen with support for 10-point multi-touch. It measures in at 20.9mm and touts an impressive 11 hour battery life.
The Series 7 Chronos enables creation of heavy content for professional use with increased efficiency and productivity, anywhere and anytime.
Samsung said it: "enables creation of heavy content for professional use with increased efficiency and productivity, anywhere and anytime."
The Ultrabook will be powered by an Intel Core i7-3635QM, a 2.4GHz quad-core processor and either 4GB or 8GB of RAM. Samsung said it will take advantage of a RAMaccelerator for up to 150 percent faster web browsing and apps.
Other specifications include up to a 1TB hard drive, HDMI port, a backlit keyboard and an AMD Radeon HD 8870M Graphics with 2GB of GDDR5 memory.
Samsung Series 7 Ultra
The Series 7 Ultra (730U3E) is a smaller version of the Chronos. It has a 13.3in screen still with a Full HD 1080p resolution and 10-point multi-touch input. With an aluminum body it measures in at 18.9mm.
It will run on an Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5 or i7 with up to 16GB of RAM. Alongside these is a 256GB SSD and an AMD HD8570M graphics card with 1GB of RAM.
Samsung said the Ultrabook: "embodies superior mobility and performance in an ultra-slim and light, full aluminum body." And quoted a battery life of eight hours.
It also has a backlit keyboard, a 720p webcam and both VGA and HDMI ports.