Ultrabook with Windows 8, touchscreen
Samsung brought several of its latest computers to CES, where Electronista took a closer look at the latest devices. The 15.6-inch Series 7 Chronos and 13.3-inch Series 7 Ultra offer the full Windows 8 experience in a portable package, pairing touchscreens with Intel's i7- and i5-series processors.
Samsung adds new Series 7 Ultra, revises Series 7 Chronos
Samsung has revealed its new Series 7 Ultra ahead of its official unveiling at CES 2013. The latest Ultrabook from Samsung utilizes aluminum throughout its construction and is being positioned by the Korean company as an ultraportable with multimedia prowess. Underscoring this, the Series 7 Ultra centers on a 13-inch 1080p PLS 10-point multi-touch display with a 1920x1080 resolution and 350nits of brightness.
Series 5 Ultra receives ten-point touchscreen upgrade
Samsung has introduced two new Windows 8 slate computers and an updated notebook. The Series 5 and Series 7 slate PCs, part of the notebook lines of the same name, can switch from being a notebook to a tablet by removing the keyboard dock, and use the full edition of Windows 8, instead of the RT version shown off in its Ativ Tab tablet. The Series 5 Ultra has also been upgraded to have a ten-point touchscreen.
Improvements include ten-point multitouch, Jamie Oliver app
Samsung has shown off its new Series 7 and Series 5 All-In-One PCs at IFA 2012. Building on their existing AIO PC line including the 23” Series 7 brought to the US last September, the new machines include ten-point multitouch displays, a slim bezel on a metal base, Intel Core i3 processors, and are claimed to be designed to run Windows 8.
Yellow notebook sees graphics changes, 3D screen
Samsung is putting out an update to its Gamer 7 series. Known locally in South Korea as the Samsung Series 7 Gamer Yellow 3D, the notebook sees its Nvidia GeForce GTX 675M graphics card replaced by an AMD Radeon HD 7870M chip powering the 17.3-inch SuperBright 400-nit LED display in both 2D and 3D variants, although it retains the Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge processor.
Series 7 to have updated graphics and Ivy Bridge
Samsung has upgraded its Series 7 notebooks to Intel Ivy Bridge processors in South Korea. The updated Series 7 Gamer and Chronos notebooks also include 1TB hard disks and Nvidia graphics.
Samsung Chronos 7 out now
The first of Samsung’s MacBook-like Series 7 notebooks is now available in the US. First unveiled in late August, the Chronos 7 14-inch (NP700Z3A-S01US) has landed on Amazon for $1099. The notebook is stands apart in its combination of aluminum and a 14-inch display packed into a 13.3-inch chassis thanks to an extra-thin bezel.
Display folds flat for touchscreen use
Samsung is reportedly set to introduce its Series 7 all-in-one PC in the North American market. The 23-inch model features a thin display, as the computer components are fitted into the base that sits flat on a desk. The design enables the display to be tilted back by 90 degrees, touching the base and offering a horizontal plane for touchscreen use.
Series 7 ships from Best Buy by October 23
Samsung's Series 7 performance notebooks are now up for pre-order over at Best Buy. Priced at $880, the 15.6-inch notebook on show uses a quad 2.2GHz Core i7 processor and is available in silver. There is 6GB of RAM onboard and a 750GB hard drive.