Samsung UK unveils 15-inch Series 9 Ultrabook, sports Ivy Bridge

Samsung Series 9 Ultrabook, 15-inches of pre-announced glory.

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Samsung have done the world some good, pre-announcing their Series 9 Ultrabook. The model in question is the Samsung NP900X4C, which will be the company's first 15-inch model in the Series 9 family of notebooks.

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Ivy Bridge processors destined for Ultrabooks aren't supposed to be available for another month, but this hasn't stopped Samsung's UK-based branch from teasing us with their Series 9 line of notebooks sporting the 22nm-based processor. The NP900X4C sports a mid-range Core i5-3317U running at 1.7GHz with a top turbo speed of 2.6GHz.

Filling the Ultrabook out is the HM75 chipset, 8GB (!) of 1600MHz DDR3 memory, a 128GB SSD drive, the 15-inch aforementioned screen with a resolution of 1600x900 and a panel with 400nits brightness. Graphics power will be driven with Intel's HD 4000 IGP, which isn't gaming-worthy, but its better than previous offerings. The NP900X4C also comes with 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi with WiDi support, Bluetooth 4.0, a microHDMI port, two USB 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0 port, combo headphone/mic jack, an SD/MMC slot and a 1.3-megapixel webcam.

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It also sports two custom ports for a D-sub and Ethernet port through dongles, which isn't the best solution but it does allow Samsung to keep the slender Ultrabook at 14.9mm thick. It also comes with an integrated 62Wh 8-cell battery, but Samsung haven't given any information how what battery life to expect. Samsung have also baked in a backlit keyboard, large multi-touch "clickpad" which is a button-less touchpad, and a light sensor for both the screen and keyboard which automatically adjusts the backlight.

The NP900X4C should hit sometime in June, but we haven't received any details on pricing. It does look quite nice, though.


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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