Samsung is poised to release its new series of Windows 8 laptops, PCs and Ultrabooks with the release of Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system just around the corner. This new lineup from Samsung includes the Series 5 Ultra Touch as well as the Series 9 Premium Ultrabook, the Series 7 laptop and the Ativ Smart PCs. Each of these Win8 devices are currently available for pre-order with retail availability beginning on October 26.
The Series 5 Ultra Touch is essentially a hybrid device, crossing an Ultrabook with a tablet. The device comes with a 10-point multitouch display, which has been optimized to work with all the new touch features incorporated into Windows 8. The touchscreen allows users to easily navigate through the Windows 8 user interface while hardware for the Ultra Touch consists of the latest Intel Core i3 or i5 processor.
The Series 9 Premium Ultrabook, according to Samsung, possesses one of the thinnest and lightest laptop form factors on the market. Samsung has fancied up this product with a ton of premium features. In addition to that, Samsung has dolled up the aesthetics of the Series 7, adding an LED-backlit LCD screen along with a quad-core CPU from Intel’s Core series.
Samsung’s Series 5 Ultra Touch with a Core i3 processor will run you $809.99, while the Core i5 variant will cost you $859.99. The Series 9 Premium Ultrabook and Series 7 notebook will be available for $1,299.99 and $1,099.99, respectively, while the latest 27″ Series 7 AIO is retailing for $1,699.99 and the 23.6″ model coming in at $1,099.99. The final product, the Series 5 edition, is the cheapest one at $799.99.
Windows 8 is definitely increasing competition among manufacturers. Samsung, Dell, Lenovo and Sony are just a few of the big names in the industry that are ready to roll out Windows 8 devices as soon as the operating system becomes available. These, along with the other names in the industry that are prepping Windows 8 devices, should make for an interesting holiday buying season for the tech industry.
Source: techshout – Samsung Series 5 Ultra Touch, Series 9 Premium Ultrabook, Series 7 laptop details out