Besides the launch of Ativ Smart PC and Ativ Smart PC Pro today in India, Samsung has also launched based on Windows 8 based Samsung Notebook Series 5 Ultra Touch. The South Korean giant's first touch-enabled UltrabookTM with a price tag of Rs 64,990.
According to the press release, Series 5 Ultra Touch will come packed with the below mentioned specs.
Display: Series 5 Ultra Touch is packed with a 13.3-inch HD SuperBright 10-finger multi-touchscreen with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
Processor: The ultrabook is powered by a third generation Intel Core i7-3517U processor.
OS: Series 5 Ultra Touch is based on Windows 8 platform as the tablets – Ativ Smart PC and Ativ Smart PC Pro.
Camera: The ultrabook has a 1.3MP webcam integrated at the front.
Storage: Series 5 Ultra Touch has 12GB memory, 500GB storage and 24GB ExpressCache system.
Connectivity: For connectivity, the device includes full-size HDMI port, one USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, 3-in-1 multi SD card slot and Ethernet.
Battery: The ultrabook is loaded with a 4-cell battery that delivers up to 6.7 hours of backup.
Top Features of Series 5 Ultra Touch
Below are the top features offered by the Windows 8 based ultrabook.
10-finger multi-touchscreen display
The release of Windows 8 OS is estimated to increase the demand in touch-enabled notebooks. Samsung seems to have launched Series 5 Ultra Touch with a 10-finger multi-touchscreen display in order to offer high level of interactivity by providing full touch control using all ten fingers on the display.
This enhanced sensitivity allows consumers to enjoy all types of content take it entertainment applications or perform complicated content editing. Mopreover, pinch to zoom, rotate and scroll gestures are very easy to perform on the 10 multi-touchscreen display.
Powerful Intel Processor
Series 5 Ultra Touch packs a third generation Intel Core i7-3517U processor, which ensures flawless user experience. The processor has 10 to 15% more efficiency, increased media processor speed and 3D rendering. Further, it features Fast Boot, which takes less than 20 seconds to boot the device, faster web browsing and more to offer an enhanced user experience.
ExpressCache Storage System
Samsung Series 5 Ultra Touch has 12GB memory, 500GB storage and 24GB ExpressCache system providing two times more content capacity as compared to the other UltrabookTM models.
Durable and Stylish Build
Series 5 Ultra Touch combines a durable and stylish build as it is constructed using metallic brushed aluminum that offers a simple and refined exterior. At the same time, the fiberglass under-siding delivers a rigid and lightweight build.
Battery Life Plus technology
Samsung’s Battery Life Plus technology extends the overall battery life to a maximum of 1,500 cycles/3 years.
Samsung Notebook Series 5 Ultra Touch is priced at Rs 64,990.
Commenting at the launch event, Jin Park, Vice President of the IT Solutions Business at Samsung Electronics was quoted stating, “Our new Series 5 ULTRA Touch is designed to meet all the demands of our customers for a more intuitive use along with powerful performance and plenty of storage. With the arrival of Windows 8, use of notebook PCs is about to change, leading to a different demand from customers such as touch functionality but still maintaining the traditional common input methods such as keyboard and mouse.”