Samsung has been working its pre-CES buzz, and now the South Korean company has unleashed yet another goodie for the masses. Actually, there are two: Meet the Chronos and the Ultra, the new pair of Series 7 laptops. Both are Windows 8-based machines with JBL speakers and HD screens of 1,920×1,080.
The Chronos (top) is a 15.6-inch, multi-touch laptop that features a 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7 processor, AMD Radeon HD 8870M GPU, a choice of either 4 or 8GB RAM (expandable up to 16GB), and 1TB storage. The whole shebang, including a beefy battery (for up to 11 hours), will weigh in at about 5.6 pounds.
Too heavy? Then maybe you’ll dig the Ultra (bottom) instead. A leaner, lighter 13.3-inch ultrabook, at 3.2 pounds, this model has an Intel Core i7/i5 processer, 16GB RAM (max), an SSD (up to 256GB), 8 hours of battery life, six-second boot-up and optional 4G/LTE.
Pricing hasn’t been revealed yet, but the rest of the Series 7 product line — with notebooks from 14 to 17 inches — ranges from $999 to $1,499, not including the Series 7 Gamer ($1,899).
Samsung has already tipped a number of things, including a Smart Tango Corner Clean robotic vacuum, a Smart Hub rework, a Smart Evolution Kit add-on for TVs, and some hints about an all-new TV design heading our way. Of course, these and the Series 7 additions are just appetizers before the show’s entree. The company has no less than two events scheduled — a press conference on Monday, January 7th, and its “Mobilizing Possibility” keynote on Wednesday, January 9th, when Bill Clinton is expected to speak. Hard to imagine a former U.S. president possibly debuting the Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 3 or a presentation on flexible displays. But that would certainly make for one heck of showstopper.
Stay tuned to TechnoBuffalo, and we’ll bring you the goods on what’s up Samsung’s sleeves at the show.
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Samsung Unveils Enhanced Series 7 Chronos and New Ultrabooks at CES 2013
Samsung’s unrivaled Series 7 product line offers professional performance,
touch and seamless multimedia capabilities with increased mobility
LAS VEGAS, USA – January 2, 2012 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced two additions to its high performance Series 7 PC lineup: the enhanced Series 7 Chronos, which delivers professional performance in a thin and light form factor, and the Series 7 Ultra, which takes Ultrabooks to the next level with enriched computing power, graphics and touch capability. The new Samsung Series 7 intuitive devices incorporate PCs into consumers’ lives by enabling mobility and helping to keep them connected.
“2012 was a definitive year for Samsung’s PC business – we expanded our lineup, taking advantage of the new form factors and consumer demand. This led to significant growth in the industry,” said David Song, Senior Vice President of IT & Mobile Communications at Samsung Electronics. “In 2013, we will continue to focus on innovation delivering products that fit into customer lifestyles while maintaining Samsung’s high-end design and performance standards. The new Series 7 Chronos and Ultra products are just two examples of what you can expect to see from us throughout the year.”
New Series 7 Chronos – Professional, Powerful Performer
Delivering professional performance in a thinner and lighter form factor, the new Series 7 Chronos provides enhanced processing power for professional users and a new software solution RAMaccelerator**** that provides up to a 150 percent increase in speed for browsing and running apps by taking advantage of the existing memory. Ten-finger multi-touch capabilities enhance the overall experience, allowing the user to interact directly with the screen, as well as the touchpad and keyboard. With a full aluminum body, the new Series 7 Chronos follows the design DNA of its predecessor while packing a powerful Intel® quad-core processor with up to 16GB* of memory, up to 1TB*** of storage and dedicated 2GB external graphics into a slim chassis that measures just 20.9mm (0.82 inches).
The Series 7 Chronos enables creation of heavy content for professional use with increased efficiency and productivity, anywhere and anytime. Catering to the needs of professionals, the new Series 7 Chronos features a high resolution, Full HD display (1920×1080), with 300nit brightness, as well as rich sound with JBL® optimized speakers, enhanced graphics to run hardcore tasks, and an extended battery life of 11 hours**. The laptop wakes up in as little as two seconds and boots in under twelve seconds, making it ready at a moment’s notice to access virtually anything the user needs for serious work.
Series 7 Ultra – A New Ultrabook Experience
As the first Ultra in the Series 7 family, the Series 7 Ultra embodies superior mobility and performance in an ultra-slim and light, full aluminum body. Designed as the ultimate Ultrabook for multimedia, the Series 7 Ultra offers crisp visuals as well as powerful sound features. Enjoy videos and images on a Full HD display (1920×1080) featuring 350nit brightness, while JBL optimized speakers and AMD® graphics complete the experience. The laptop’s display is brighter and wider than previous models and features a 178-degree viewing angle, making it great for sharing multimedia with friends and family, or work content with colleagues.
Up to eight hours of battery life** keeps users connected all day, while the latest Intel® Core™ i5 or i7 processors and up to 256GB SSD*** of storage provide the computing power required by even the most demanding users. The laptop’s ten-finger intuitive touch capabilities and six second boot-up time maximize on-the-go productivity. The device will also be available with 4G LTE connectivity, further enhancing accessibility from anywhere (touch model based). Connecting to other devices is almost never an issue with three USB ports, as well as a LAN port and a slim security slot to help ensure the device is securely tethered when necessary.
Please visit our booth to experience this future technology firsthand. Samsung’s product line will be displayed January 8-11 at booth #12004 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The Samsung press conference and Samsung Tomorrow TV CES 2013 Specials will be streamed live on the Samsung Tomorrow blog at: http://global.samsungtomorrow.
After the live presentations, videos will be available at http://youtube.com/