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Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook Hits Best Buy: Sports 14-inch Display, DVD Drive, $900 Price Tag

Samsung's eagerly anticipated Series 5 Ultrabook arrives at Best Buy Monday delivering standard notebook specs in an ultra-sleek chassis.

Samsung's Series 5 Ultra laptop is now available at Best Buy retail stores starting at $900 and features impressive specs for an Ultrabook including a 14-inch display and DVD drive.

According to the specs on Best Buy's product page the Samsung Series 5 weighs-in at 3.2 pounds and measures 0.7 inches thick. The Series 5 runs a second-generation Intel Core i5 processor and comes with 4GB of memory.

Bucking the trend towards using only solid state drives, Samsung has outfitted the Series 5 with a 500GB traditional hard drive plus a 16GB SSD. Otherwise, the laptop has the usual array of ports and connectivity options, including Bluetooth, one USB 3.0 port, a media reader, HDMI, and Gigabit Ethernet.

At $900, the Series 5 at Best Buy is a good deal - especially when you consider the price when the laptop launched in Korea was about $1345 in US dollars (ouch). This 14-inch laptop with multi-format DVD drive and hybrid hard drive may be a good compromise for those who are tempted by the sleek and lightweight appeal of Ultrabooks but aren't willing to give up on some of the features of mainstream laptops.

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