Samsung Introduces First Ultrabook with Optical Drive

Samsung has recently introduced Series 5 Ultra, a new series of ultrabooks available in a 14-inch and 13-inch display versions. The latest model like all previous models in the Ultrabook range sports an Intel Core i5 processor with SSD or hard disk drives and magnetic up to 128GB, extendable up to 1TB (Terabyte) . It also carries 8GB of RAM. The Series 5 range is already popular for chromebook.

The 14-inch version hardly fulfills the requirements to be called as an ultrabook, as it is already 20.9 mm thick and weigh around 1.8 kilogram contrary to what we have already experienced in previously released models which are hardly over 1.5 kilogram in weight. The whole body is enclosed in an aluminum case, featuring opaque screen with a resolution of 1366 × 768 pixels. The Series 5 Ultra also features AMD Radeon HD 7550M GPU. There is present an HDMI port, Ethernet, VGA, USB and mandatory Wi-Fi module.

The 13-inch version, on the other hand, has a thickness of 14.9 mm with a weight of about 1.4 kilogram. For this version, the configuration also includes a magnetic hard disk of 500GB with 16GB SSD, Intel integrated graphics. Wi-Fi, Ethernet, VGA, HDMI and USB ports are also present.

The Korean electronics giant has integrated the new Samsung 5 Series Ultrabook with ExpressCache technology that enables the ultrabook to wake up from hibernation in 7 seconds. Similarly, the Samsung Fast Start feature allows the ultrabook to wake from standby mode in 2 seconds. The price of the new Samsung 5 Series Ultra varies based on the version you opt for. The 13-inch version is currently priced at $1,125-$1,298, while the 14-inch model is priced at $1,167-$1,341.

The device will be available for sale in the Korean market by the end of this month. However, it is not yet clear when this notebook will be made available in the international market and at what price.

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