Mississauga, ON, June 21, 2011
– Samsung Electronics Canada, a leader in IT innovation, today announced the Series 9, a durable, ultra premium, lightweight laptop computer. The 13.3-inch Series 9 offers mobile professionals and power users a sophisticated laptop equally suited for work and entertainment.
“Style, power, function – the Samsung Series 9 has it all and completely redefines what a laptop should be,” said Peter Grady, Director of Sales and Marketing, IT Division, Samsung Electronics Canada. “When designing the premium Series 9 laptop, Samsung wanted to offer an unforgettable PC experience that didn’t compromise on either style or functionality. The Series 9 laptop successfully combines sleek styling reminiscent of a sports car, business-class performance and ease of use in an ultra thin and lightweight package.”
The Series 9 is made from Duralumin, which is typically found in advanced aircrafts and offers construction quality twice as durable as aluminum, all while keeping the laptop weight under 3 lbs. To develop the Series 9 with this new material, Samsung created an exhaustive testing process to ensure that the notebook is not only extremely sturdy, but also constructed with the perfect look and feel for technology savvy users.
The Series 9 flowing design takes cues from the sleek styling and sophisticated beauty of a premium sports car. The silhouette evokes thoughts of speed and performance with an ultra-thin 0.64 inch profile. Additionally, the naturally flowing arch maximizes the laptop’s ergonomic appeal, making it easier to use and fit comfortably in the human grip.
Ultra Vivid Display
The 13.3-inch Series 9 features a LED-backlit screen, offering users the highest quality visual experience, thanks to Samsung’s SuperBright Plus display with 400-nit brightness. Digital images and multimedia are brought to life on the Series 9, assisted by a 800:1 contrast ratio and true-to-life colour reproduction (16 million colours).
Additionally, the wide 130-degree viewing angle allows users to appreciate superb screen images from a variety of vantages points, making the Series 9 easy to use whether in a user’s lap, on a desk or shared in a communal space. The laptop’s ambient light sensor adjusts the display brightness based on surrounding lighting conditions and reduces user eye strain. This innovative feature is complemented by an auto-adjusting backlit keyboard that adapts to darker light conditions with greater illumination.
The Series 9 integrates the second generation Intel® CoreTM i5 processor, affording users the latest in performance computer technology. Intel HD graphics, combined with the new processor, deliver crystal-clear visuals, vibrant colours and smooth high-definition (HD) video and audio playback.
Ensuring users are ready anytime anywhere, the Series 9 makes use of Samsung’s new power-efficient lithium polymer batteries, and achieves up to 6.5 hours of battery life on average. Lithium polymer batteries extend the life of the product with double the lifespan for up to three years or 1000 charging cycles. Additionally, various charging settings, like a “Battery Life Extender Mode” and “Express Charging Mode” empower users with options to get the most from their experience. Plus, avoid time when booting the Samsung Series 9 with Fast Start technology which starts the laptop in just seconds.
Signature Samsung Technology
Samsung’s Support Center ensures all content stays safe and can help troubleshoot any particular problem. Accessible with a keyboard shortcut, the Support Center helps users manage their system settings or arrange for a tech-support web chat. Samsung’s Back-up & Recovery Solution also allows users to create and restore back-ups of system data on the device, or on a network or removable storage device. Lastly, focusing on convenience and connectivity, the new Series 9 boasts USB 3.0, Bluetooth 3.0, built-in WiMax and utilizes the latest in Wi-Fi and USB Sleep & Charge technologies.
The Samsung Series 9 is now available, starting at $1699.
• CPU: Second Generation Intel® CoreTM i5 Processor 2537M (1.40 GHz, 3 MB; turbo up to 2.3 GHz)
• Operating System: Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64 bit) / Windows® 7 Professional (64 bit)
• Memory: 4 GB DDR3
• Storage (max): 128 GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
• Screen: 13.3-inch HD LED-backlit SuperBright Plus display (400 nit)
• Resolution: 1366 x 768
• Graphics: Intel HD GT2 Integrated Graphics
• Speakers: 3 watt (1.5 W x 2) stereo speakers and 1.5 watt sub-woofer
• Battery: Lithium Polymer; up to 6.5 hours
• Wireless: 802.11b/g/n; WiMaxi
• Weight: 2.89 lbs.
About Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.
Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. (SECA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., markets a broad range of award-winning digital consumer electronics, information systems, telecommunications and home appliance products.
SECA upholds Samsung’s mission to provide consumers with innovative digital convergence products that possess exceptional technology, quality, features, performance and value. The company oversees the Canadian operations of Samsung's consumer electronics and home appliance division, as well as its wireless terminals and information technology division.
Samsung has been a global TOP sponsor of the Olympic Games since 1997 and has been a presenting sponsor of the Olympic Torch Relay from 2004 to 2008. Samsung is also a proud sponsor of Hockey Canada, Stars on Ice and is the official HDTV sponsor of the NFL.
For customer service inquiries, please call 1-800-SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864), and for more information, please visit www.samsung.com