[CES 2012] The New Definition of Thin: The Second Generation Series 9

on January 10, 2012
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Samsung Electronics today unveiled the second generation of the Samsung Notebook Series 9 at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Following the former model’s premier at the CES 2011, the new Series 9 represents Samsung’s advanced innovative craftsmanship in the premium notebook sector.


Customized for consumers striving for top quality items with great design, the new Series 9 boasts the world’s thinnest and most compact chassis with 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor within the 13” and 15” sector. Its unique design and innovative engineering breaks all common perceptions of premium notebook PCs. Super-slim components are tailor-made for the Series 9 and precision-fitted into the device’s innovative single shell body. Samsung’s innovative compact chassis technology, MaxScreen, has been implemented to minimize the bezel size while maximizing the screen up to an inch more at the same time. A revolution in the premium thin & light sector, expanding the possibilities to big 15-inch screens.



Craftsmanship meets Design


To reach the highest premium design aspects without compromising performance or functionality, over 33,000 hours have been spent by design and engineering artisans.  Key components such as the LCD panel, keyboard, motherboard, cables, fans and battery have been customized with precision to fit into the Series 9’s extra flat single shell body.


The Mineral Ash Black color of the main body, with the sides left in natural matte aluminum creates a surprising contrast. To reach such visual perfection, the new Series 9 has been sand-blasted, offers fingerprint resistant surface for use.




Style with an exclusive, incomparable premium look and the refined aerodynamic design of the new Series 9 unify lines and curves into a solid identity, leaving out any frills. No tricks, only the true design and engineering essentials of the new Series 9 have been emphasized.





Prestige Features and Performance


The Samsung Series 9 features the world’s thinnest and most compact 15” premium notebook for the first time, featuring a vivid 15” display fitted into a stylish 14” chassis. The truly flat 14.9mm (0.58 inch) thin design weighing just 1.59kg (3.5 lbs) makes the Series 9 ultra-portable; while power and performance are assured with a  2nd generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor, up to 8GB memory and 256GB SSD. The 13” model measures only 12.9mm (0.5 inch) and weighs just 1.16kg (2.56 lbs).



The 180% brighter HD+ SuperBright Plus screen with anti-reflective display ensures clear vision even outdoors. In addition, the MaxScreen (+1 inch) and wide 170º viewing angle ensures a comfortable viewing experience.


The auto-sensing screen and backlit keyboard adjusts itself to match the surrounding lighting conditions, providing optimum brightness for maximum ease of use, even in particularly dark or bright environments.


Thanks to Samsung Fast Solutions, the new Series 9 boots in 9.8 seconds while Fast Start ensures 1.4 second wake-up.



Crafted for Ease-of-use


Consumers can enjoy better control and fewer accidental gestures or movements by using the Series 9’s large multi-touch clickpad. Featuring a glass coating and image sensor, it provides a stylish and convenient way to use your notebook. It supports 21 types of gestures (such as pinching, swiping, and rotation) with advanced 3D image sensing for sophisticated and intuitive navigation.



Setting-up your notebook has never been easier. Bypass the Control Panel and simply take control of your notebook and optimize its performance with Samsung’s Easy Settings, which provide one-click execution using keyboard shortcuts and minimal steps to adjust simple functions. It also unifies Samsung’s utility software, so the Series 9 will start-up and run faster.



Luxury Brand Collaboration


To answer the growing demand on luxury notebook PC accessories, the Italian luxury brand Valextra also joined to create a customized leather notebook briefcase for the new Series 9 at CES 2012.




All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, to benefits, design, components, performance, availability and capability of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.


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