Samsung Series 5 Release Ultrabook

Competition for market share ultrabook increasingly hot. Just look at the last CES 2012, there were 17 ultrabook on display, and ready to hit the market. Despite the presence of these new thin laptop for the rest of corn, some vendors are starting to see this as a “gold mine” just after the era of netbooks and tablets. “This year, ultrabook,” said Sung Khiun, Information Technology Business Director of Samsung Electronics Indonesia, on Tuesday last week.

Sung optimistic ultrabook has a bright future in Indonesia. Because ultrabook growth in world markets always go up from year to year. Last year, for example, there are about 4 million ultrabook units that rains into the world computer market and absorbed properly. This year that number rose to 14 million units, and predicted to continue to rise almost double in 2013.

Some ultrabook which will flood the market this year including Lenovo Yoga, Acer Aspire S5, HP Spectre, and Toshiba Portage.

Samsung did not miss the jazz market. However, as said Sung, Samsung wants to look different than other ultrabook. For that Samsung set ultrabook with storage capacity in the form of hard disk of 500 GB to 1 TB, plus 16 GB solid-state drive (SSD).

Maybe just Lenovo that rivals Samsung to provide storage capacity for it. Lenovo Ideapad U300e capacity of 500 GB. According to Harry Kartono, Product Manager Head of IT Business Division Samsung, with a capacity that is guaranteed not need a USB flash or external hard disk.

There are two Samsung Series 5 has to offer, which is a 13.3-inch and 14-inch. Unfortunately, the only version of the 14-inch embedded hard disk 1 terabyte. The screen is installed in the notebook is an anti-reflective screen with brightness levels up to 3,000 nit. That means, said Harry, the display brightness is 40 percent brighter than regular notebook screen and no glare when used outdoors.

Besides having a jumbo storage capacity, performance notebook with an Intel i5 second generation is more nimble. For example, it only took 20 seconds to turn off the laptop from the position. The tempo to wake up from sleep mode just 2 seconds.

Exterior view

From the outside, the Samsung Series 5 coated aluminum, while the bottom side using fiber glass. Harry describes this type of materials chosen so that the notebook remains strong, but not heavy when portable.

As ultrabook in general, Series 5 unibody design adopts the alias minus bolt and cranny. This means that the battery can not be replaced when worn. In order not quickly wear out, Samsung buried battery with twice the durability than regular batteries. This Samsung Battery Life Plus technology.

This technology, says Harry, allows each cell in the battery has the durability two times longer. Battery charging cycle is usually about 1,500 times in 3 years. By Life Plus, battery life can be preserved up to 3,000 charging cycles.

In addition, the weight becomes lighter ultrabook. When tested, the notebook weighs 1.39 pounds was indeed comfortable to carry and thin. Position the keyboard and palm cross on the side of the touch pad is also fitting. However, the keys are a bit hard when it is used for typing.

With a selling price of Rp 8.5 million, Samsung’s market targeting young professionals who work infinite space and time, and require an Internet connection at any time.

SPECIFICATIONS 530U3B (13.3 inches)

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium
Processor: Intel Core i5 Ultra Low Voltage
Graphics Processor: Intel HD
System Memory: 4 GB DDR3
Hard Disk: 500 GB + 16 GB iSSD
Screen: 13.3-inch
Connectivity: Ethernet; Wi-Fi; Bluetooth
Battery: Li-Polymer 45 Wh
Dimensions: 315.1 x 218.9 x 14.9 mm
Weight: 1.39 kg
Price: from USD 8.5 million
Other: 1 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0; HDMI; earphone / mic, SD card

SPECIFICATIONS 530U4B (14 inches)

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium
Processor: Intel Core i5 Ultra Low Voltage
Graphics Processor: AMD Radeon
System Memory: 4 GB DDR3
Hard Disk: 1 TB + 16 GB iSSD
Screen: 14 inches
Connectivity: Ethernet; Wi-Fi; Bluetooth
Battery: 45.3 Wh Li-Polymer
Dimensions: 333 x 229.5 x 20.9 mm
Weight: 1.79 kg
Price: from USD 8.5 million
Other: 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0; HDMI; earphone / mic, SD card