Samsung Adds To Series 7 Ultrabook Range

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Samsung has revealed two additions to its Series 7 range as it prepares for the upcoming CES show

Samsung is following other computer makers by revealing new devices in time for the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show, as the company has expanded its Series 7 Chronos Ultrabooks.

The company revealed two additions to its Series 7 PC lineup, the enhanced Series 7 Chronos, which delivers professional performance in a thin and light form factor, and the Series 7 Ultra, an Ultrabook with enriched computing power, graphics and touch capability.

Touchscreen Capability

The Series 7 Chronos provides enhanced processing power a new software solution RAMaccelerator designed to provide up to a 150 percent increase in speed for browsing and running apps by taking advantage of the existing memory.

The notebook also offers ten-finger multi-touch capabilities that allow the user to interact directly with the screen, as well as the touchpad and keyboard. Sporting a full aluminium body, the Series 7 Chronos also packs an Intel quad-core processor with up to 16GB of memory, up to 1TB of storage and dedicated 2GB external graphics into a slim chassis that measures 0.82 inches.

In addition, the Series 7 Chronos features a high resolution, full HD display JBL optimised speakers, enhanced graphics and an extended battery life of up to 11 hours. The notebook can also wake up in as little as two seconds and boot in under 12 seconds.

Ultrabook Addition

The Series 7 Ultra is Samsung’s Ultrabook offering aimed at multimedia users, and sports a full HD display, JBL optimised speakers and AMD graphics, all encased in a ultra-slim aluminium body. The notebook’s display is also brighter and wider than previous models and features a 178-degree viewing angle, as well as ten-finger intuitive touch capabilities.

With up to eight hours of battery life, the latest Intel Core i5 or i7 processors and up to 256GB solid state drive (SSD) of storage capacity provide, the notebook also features 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) connectivity, three USB ports, as well as a LAN port and a slim security slot to help ensure the device is securely tethered.

“2012 was a definitive year for Samsung’s PC business – we expanded our lineup, taking advantage of the new form factors and consumer demand. This led to significant growth in the industry,” Samsung Electronics senior vice president of IT and mobile communications David Song said.

“In 2013, we will continue to focus on innovation delivering products that fit into customer lifestyles while maintaining Samsung’s high-end design and performance standards. The new Series 7 Chronos and Ultra products are just two examples of what you can expect to see from us throughout the year,” said Song.

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Originally published on eWeek.