Samsung Unleashes Its First Touch-Enabled Ultrabook – The Series 5 ULTRA Touch

Dec 30, 2012

Intuitive use and instant access with touch functionality combined with powerful performance

Johannesburg, South Africa, 30 October 2012 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today introduced the new Windows 8-ready Samsung Notebook Series 5 ULTRA Touch. Packed with a 13.3-inch HD SuperBright 10-finger multi-touchscreen and powerful 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor, the Series 5 ULTRA Touch exploits the touch-centric Windows 8 interface for effortless intuitive use.

“With the arrival of Windows 8, use of notebook PCs is about to change, leading to a different demand from customers, such as touch functionality, but still maintaining the traditional common input methods such as keyboard and mouse,” says Mike van Lier, Business Leader for IT Solutions at Samsung Electronics South Africa. “Our new Series 5 ULTRA Touch will surely meet all demands of our customers for better intuitive use, along with powerful performance and plenty of storage.”

Intuitive Touchscreen for Better User Experience
With the upcoming new Windows 8 operating system, demand in touch-enabled notebook PC devices is expected to increase. To meet such demands, the Series 5 ULTRA Touch has been equipped with a 10-finger multi-touchscreen – a technological leap in interactivity, surpassing traditional two-finger multi-touch by providing full touch control using all ten fingers on a clamshell notebook PC. Its enhanced sensitivity enables users to enjoy the full capabilities of the latest entertainment applications or perform complicated content editing. Pinch to zoom on content or rotate images, and scroll through pages with complete ease using 10 multi-touch functions.

Powerful Hardware Upgrades
Available in 13.3 inch, the Series 5 ULTRA Touch comes with up to 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7-3517U processor, 12GB memory, 500GB storage and 24GB ExpressCach system, ensuring flawless user experience that customers desire in any scenario. 10 - 15% more efficient CPU processing, plus 2x faster media processing and 3D rendering, Fast Boot in less than 20 seconds, wake-up in two seconds and faster web-browsing are just some of many examples the Series 5 ULTRA Touch can deliver.

ULTRA Storage and Mobility
Lack of storage or connection can really hamper work efficiency and productivity. The Samsung Notebook Series 5 ULTRA Touch’s storage of up to 500GB provides over two times more content capacity of other UltrabookTM models. It also includes full-size HDMI port, one USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, 3-in-1 multi SD card slot, Ethernet and 1.3M webcam.

Carrying a chunky notebook PC is always a big burden, especially for professionals constantly on the move. Just 16.9 - 19.9mm thin and 1.64kg light, the Series 5 ULTRA Touch is amazingly portable given its touch capabilities and full notebook PC functionality.

To ensure consistent connection, the new device delivers up to 6.7 hours of power on a single charge so customers can stay focused on their movie or work. In addition, Samsung’s BatteryLife Plus technology extends the overall battery life of up to 1,500 cycles / 3 years.

Aluminum and Fiberglass for Durability and Style
The new Series 5 ULTRA Touch unites professional style and durability. The sophisticatedly simple and refined exterior is a cool metallic brushed aluminum, while the underside consists of fiberglass delivering the rigidity and lightweight customers ask for, protected from bumps and knocks.

Recommended retail price: R13,999 available through Samsung Brand Stores and leading retailers

Note to Editors - Specifications

Category Details Samsung Notebook Series 5 ULTRA Touch
Display Size 13.3”
Resolution HD (1366 x 768)
Brightness 300nit
Type HD LED Display
Touch Screen (10 points multi touch)
Design Dimension
(W x D x H)
315.1 x 218.9 x 16.6 ~ 19.9mm
(12.4" x 8.6" x 0.6 ~ 0.7")
Weight 1.69kg (HDD)
Colours Silver
Base Operating System Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
Processor Intel® Core™ i5 3317U 1.7GHz, 3MB
Main Chipset Intel® HM76
Memory System Memory 4GB DDR3
Memory Modules 4GB SODIMM
Memory Slot 1 x SODIMM & On-board (4GB)
Graphics Graphics Processor Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Multimedia Sound HD Audio
Speaker 2W x 2 Speakers
Integrated Camera 1.3M HD Webcam
Ex. Interfaces Headphone / Mic Combo
Storage Hard Disk Drive 500GB HDD + 24GB ExpressCache™
Optical Disk Drive
Communication Wired LAN 10 / 100 / 1,000 Mbps Ethernet
Wireless LAN 802.11a/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
Others I / O Ports 1 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, HDMI, RJ45 (LAN), headphone-out / mic-in combo, internal mic, 3-in-1 SD multi-card slot, VGA via dongle, security slot, DC-in
Standard Battery 52Wh

N.B: All are based on factory specifications. Product design specifications and colours are subject to change without notice and may vary from those shown. Errors and omissions excepted. Battery life based on MobileMark test scores that will vary based on configuration. Warranty service availability and response times may vary from country to country and may also be subject to registration requirements in the country of purchase. OS reveals lower HDD capacity than the specification as the difference of the calculation way and recovery partition.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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