It was not that long ago when Samsung launched its Series 5 laptop, this was the firms attempt at tackling the fast growing ultrabook market, which as we know is a brand created by Intel for thin, light and fast starting laptops powered by Intel processors and using a solid state drive (SSD).
However, Samsung have done something interesting here, it is still the Series 5 laptop for sure, but it is not an ultrabook, why? Because it is not powered by Intel, instead Samsung have replaced it with an AMD processor and it uses a hard disk drive (HDD), yet in process they have shaved $100 off the final price tag too, just for not calling it an ultrabook.
So let’s see how the this non ultrabook series 5 laptop from Samsung shapes up, It has a 13.3 LED HD using 200 nits SuperBright Technology with a 1366 x 768 of pixel resolution and despite how thin it is there is still room for a built in 1.3 mega pixel HD web camera. As mentioned, it is powered by an AMD Quad Core A6-4455M Accelerated Processor with a Clock Speed of 1.7 GHz and Cache of 3 MB. While the graphics are coming from the AMD Radeon HD 7500G Graphics card.
There is 4 GB of DDR3 (1333 MHz) expandable up to 8 GB and for storage purposes there is the mechanical 500 GB 5400 RPM hard disk drive (HDD). While networking uses the normal 802.11 a/b/g/n Wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.0 and Gigabit Wired Ethernet LAN.
Other features will include the single high speed USB 3.0 port, two standard USB 2.0 ports, HDMI out, 4 in 1 Multi Card reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC & MMC) and there is a 4W Stereo Speaker (2W x 2) system using the SoundAlive audio Technology. Size wise the series 5 measures up at 12.4 inches (W) x 8.6 inches (D) x 0.58 inches to 0.69 inches (H) and weighs in at just 3.35 pounds with the 4 cell Li-Po 6100 mAh 45 Wh battery installed.
Samsung have price the base model at a competitive $700