Samsung has just tightened it’s belt, sucked in it’s gut, and exhaled as hard as it could to become even thinner than the MacBook Air. Series 9 by Samsung was just announced this morning as launching on March 17th with it’s 13.3 inch laptop at a cost of $1,649. Sammy will pack the 13.3 titan of thinness with its Intel® CoreTM i5 Processor 2537M (1.4 GHz, 3MB), 128GB SSD, 4GB of RAM, and Windows 7 Home Premium. Windows Professional will be an option that will add $50 dollars more.

Also, if you want even smaller, Samsung will be launching a 11 inch version weighing in at 2.31 lbs. and running a Intel® Core™ i3 Processor 380UM (1.33 GHz, 3MB), 2GB of RAM, and a 64GB SSD. No official word on pricing but a few websites ha e a preorder for $1,149.

 

Press Release:

JUST IN TIME TO "LIGHTEN UP" FOR SPRING, LIGHTWEIGHT Samsung SERIES 9 BECOMES AVAILABLE IN THE U.S.

Samsung’s new ultra premium laptop goes on sale March 17

What:
Samsung Electronics America Inc. today announced that the highly anticipated 13-inch, Series 9 laptop featuring Windows® 7 Home Premium will be available in the U.S. through Best Buy and other select retailers and e-tailers beginning tomorrow, March 17.

The 13-inch Series 9 laptop equipped with Windows® 7 Professional will become available at retail/e-tail and through select channel partners in mid-April.

Additionally, an 11-inch Series 9 laptop featuring Windows® 7 Home Premium and 64 GB of HDD storage will also be made available in mid-April.

Where:
Series 9 laptops will be available through a variety of retail and reseller channels including Best Buy, Amazon and Tiger. For a full list of local Samsung resellers and distributors call 1-800-SAMSUNG or visit www.samsung.com.
MSRP:
Series 9 13-inch, Windows® 7 Home Premium: $1,649 MSRP.
Series 9 13-inch, Windows® 7 Professional: $1,699 MSRP

Series 9 Specs:
CPU:
13" – Intel® CoreTM i5 Processor 2537M (1.4 GHz, 3MB)
11" – Intel® Core™ i3 Processor 380UM (1.33 GHz, 3MB)
Operating System:
13" – Windows® 7 Home Premium (64 bit) or Windows® 7 Professional (64 bit)
11" – Windows® 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
Memory: (should include if it’s upgradable?)
13" – 4GB DDR3
11" – 2GB DDR3
Storage (max):
13" – 128GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
11" – 64GB SSD
Screen:
13.3-inch HD LED-backlit SuperBright Plus display (400 nit)
11.1-inch HD LED-backlit SuperBright Plus display (340 nit)
Resolution:
13"/11" – 1366×768
Graphics:
13" – Intel HD GT
11" – Intel GMA HD (Integrated)
Speakers
13"/11" – 3 watt (1.5W x 2) stereo speakers
Battery: Lithium Polymer; up to 7 hours
Wireless: 802.11b/g/n; WiMaxi
Weight:
13" – 2.89 lbs.
11" – 2.31 lbs.

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