Samsung launches the World's thinnest and most compact premium Notebook Series 9 in India

Aug 31, 2012

- Series 9, World’s thinnest and most compact premium notebook
- Samsung Series 5 550P and Series 3 350V Notebooks also launched

New Delhi, August 31, 2012: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today introduced the second generation of Samsung Notebook Series 9 in the Indian market. Following the previous model’s debut last year, the new Samsung Notebook Series 9 demonstrates Samsung’s advanced innovative craftsmanship in the premium notebook sector. Customised for consumers striving for high-quality items with great design, the new Series 9 boasts the world’s thinnest and most compact notebook chassis. Super-slim components had to be tailor-designed and engineered to fit into the PCs innovative single shell body.

“The new Samsung Notebook Series 9 represents the ultimate in Samsung craftsmanship towards precision engineering and premium design. The new Series 9 embodies the originality and heritage of its predecessor while eliminating unnecessary factors. The refined aerodynamic design of the new Series 9 represents the best of Samsung’s design with top performance and functionality,” states Mr. Ranjit Yadav, Country Head, Samsung Mobile and IT.

The Samsung Series 9 required 9,000 hours of design work and 24,000 hours of R&D—a total of 33,000 hours invested by Samsung designers and engineers—to ensure it conserved premium design aspects without compromising performance or functionality. Key components such as the LCD panel, keyboard, motherboard, cables, fan and battery have been precision-engineered to fit precisely into the Series 9’s extra flat single-shell body.

The Samsung Series 9 features Samsung’s MaxScreen technology, which minimises the bezel size while maximising the screen size by an extra inch. The 13” Series 9 measures only 12.9mm (0.5”) and weighs just 1.16kg (2.5lbs) — 28 percent smaller than its predecessor, and truly revolutionary for its category.

The Series 9 is designed with mobility in mind, thanks to dramatic Aluminium single shell body complete with arching curves and remarkable durability. With Samsung’s SuperBright screens, with 400nit brightness, users can enjoy HD movies, games and other favourite media even when viewing in direct sunlight with no annoying reflections.

With the new state-of-the-art Intel® Core™ i7 Processor, users can get optimised power management while playing the latest 3D games, editing and compressing large-size photos or HD video, or multi-tasking. It has Turbo Boost Technology which accelerates the PC’s performance by intuitively allocating CPU processing power when you need it the most. A 256GB solid state drive (SSD) provides plenty of storage, lower power consumption and improved performance with less noise and heat output. The chance of losing data is also decreased due to the SDD having no moving parts. And it boots up 60% faster than a hard disk drive (HDD). Thereby ensuring less power usage, faster data access and higher reliability.

The Series 9 delivers mobility and freedom with its power efficient performance and extensive battery life of up to 9 hours. Its advanced Lithium-Polymer battery and Samsung’s innovation PowerPlus charging technology make the battery lifespan last up to three times longer than the typical notebook battery so you can keep going, without worrying how much battery life is left. The Samsung Series 9 is priced at Rs.1, 02,990/-

Samsung today also announced the launch of its new Notebook Series 5 550P with Intel’s 3rd generation Quad Core processor designed to continue its performance driven offerings within laptop devices. With Intel’s latest 3rd generation Core i7, dedicated graphics, full HD display*, JBL optimised speakers with subwoofer as well as a Blu-ray drive and generous storage capacity, the Series 5 550P delivers boosted multimedia experience even on the go.

Thanks to Intel®’s 3rd generation Core™ i7 Quad Core processor, the overall performance of the Notebook Series 5 550P has improved up to 25% compared to the 2nd generation CPUs while consuming 20% less power. In addition, 3D gaming and media experience is now up to 2 times faster. All-in-all linked with NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 650M 2GB graphics, Blu-ray drive and up to 2TB HDD, content on various formats will be easily available for creation on top of consumption in no-time. Seamless playback, editing, creating and saving of multimedia content is ensured to users.

Benefiting from Samsung’s Superior LCD technology, the Series 5 550P holds a display delivering next generation Full HD 1920 x 1080 (17”Models) high-resolution viewing experience with SuperBright 300nit and anti-reflective screen. Equipped with a Blu-ray drive, Full HD content playback can be enjoyed in a portable form factor. This rich, vivid and crisp visual experience is further enhanced with the integrated JBL optimised speakers and a Max Bass Boost subwoofer, providing for an enhanced audio visual experience.

Building on the design heritage of Samsung notebooks, the Series 5 550P has also been crafted for a compact appearance. The 15” model weighs just 2.5kg and is priced at Rs.62,990/-

Samsung Notebook Series 3 350 combines top-class performance and usability packed in a stylish manner.

Sporting up to the latest 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor, the Samsung Series 3 350 enables users to experience quality performance with reliability and fresh design. For optimum mobility, its anti-reflective display produces sharp, clear images both indoors and outdoors, and its lightweight and portable design features a slim bezel. To further enhance its mobility, the new series 3 350 delivers up to 7 hours of battery life.

Offered in titan silver, lagoon blue and candy pink the robust Series 3 350 applies the same colour on its screen bezel and keyboard for a unique appearance. The Samsung Series 3 350 is priced at Rs.48,490/-

With the launch of the Samsung NotePCs, Samsung has a range of 32 models priced in the range between Rs 21,990/- to Rs 102,990 /-. ‘Based on our new Note PC launches and our retail expansion, we are confident of doubling our NotePC business this year ’, stated Mr. Yadav.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 222,000 people in 205 offices across 71 countries, the company operates two separate organisations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display,Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LCD. Recognised for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com/in