Samsung unveils the new Series 9 notebook at CES 2012

Jan 16, 2012

World’s thinnest and most compact premium notebook has undeniable innovative visual characteristics

Today at CES Samsung Electronics Co. UK Ltd, announces the second generation of the Samsung Notebook Series 9. Following the former model’s premiere at the CES 2011, the new Series 9 represents Samsung’s advanced innovative craftsmanship in the premium notebook sector.

Customised for consumers looking for premium quality with great design, the new Series 9 boasts the world’s thinnest and most compact chassis. Its unique design and innovative engineering breaks all common perceptions of premium notebook PCs. Super-slim components are tailor-made for the Series 9 and precision-fitted into the device’s innovative single shell body.

Neil Sawyer, Head of IT Marketing for Samsung UK, said, “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, but refines the aerodynamic design to increase performance and functionality.”

Craftsmanship meets design

To achieve its premium design aspects without compromising performance or functionality, key components such as the LCD panel, keyboard, motherboard, cables, fans and battery have been customised with precision, to fit into the Series 9’s extra flat single shell body.

With Samsung’s MaxScreen technology, the screen has been implemented with a narrow bezel, which has increased the screen size by up to an inch. The Samsung Series 9 is the world’s thinnest and most compact 15” premium notebook, featuring a vivid 15” display fitted into a stylish 14” chassis. The flat 14.9mm (0.58”) thin design weighs just 1.59kg (3.5lbs), making the Series 9 ultra-portable. Power and performance are assured with a second generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor and up to 8GB memory and 128GB SSD. The 13” model measures only 12.9mm (0.5”) and weighs just 1.16kg (2.6lbs). A true revolution in the thin and light sector.

The new Series 9 has a mineral ash finish with contrasting natural matte aluminium sides and the model has also been sand-blasted, to offer a fingerprint resistant surface.

Prestige features and performance

Power and performance are assured with a 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i5 / i7 processor, 4GB* / 8GB memory and 128GB / 256GB SSD. Thanks to Samsung Fast Solutions, the new Series 9 boots in just 9.8 seconds, web browsing is 2 times faster and the Fast Start feature ensures that the notebook can achieve a 1.4-second wake-up. The new 15” Series 9 also boasts battery life up to 10 hours.
The 180% brighter HD+ SuperBright Plus screen with anti-reflective display ensures clear vision even outdoors. In addition, the MaxScreen (+1 inch) and wide 160º viewing angle ensures a comfortable viewing experience. The screen and keyboard are auto sensitive meaning they self adjust to match the surrounding light conditions, even in particularly dark or bright environments.

Crafted for ease-of-use

Consumers can enjoy better control of movement by using the Series 9’s large multi-touch clickpad. With a glass coating and image sensor, the clickpad provides a stylish, accurate and convenient way to use the notebook. In addition, the Series 9 has optimised wireless performance that allows consumers to easily connect to the internet, wherever they are.

Setting-up the Series 9 has never been easier. Bypass the Control Panel and optimise its performance with Samsung’s Easy Settings, which provide one-click execution using keyboard shortcuts and minimal steps to adjust simple functions. It also unifies Samsung’s utility software, so the Series 9 will start-up and run faster.

Luxury brand collaboration

Samsung has also teamed up with the Italian luxury brand Valextra to create a customised leather notebook briefcase for the new Series 9, to be shown at CES 2012.

Emanuele Carminati Molina, President of Valextra, said, “As one of the top global brands, we are delighted to collaborate with Samsung to create this luxury notebook briefcase, and we feel it is the perfect finishing touch to embody the sophistication of the Samsung Series 9. The Premium briefcase represents timeless elegance and effortless luxury matching the craftsmanship of the new Series 9.”

For further information about the Samsung notebook range, please visit:

Please visit our booth to experience this future technology firsthand. Samsung’s product line will be displayed January 10-13 at booth #12004 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Centre. Full details, video content and product images are available at the Samsung microsite at: The press conference will also be streamed live from:,

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190500 people in 206 offices across 68 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

About Valextra
“A story of taste beyond fashion”
Specialising in leather products with distinctive shapes designed for the comfort of sophisticated and cosmopolitan travellers since 1937, Valextra, during its long history, became an internationally renowned Italian luxury brand and its name synonymous with a timeless style, challenging trends, and exquisite craftsmanship. Most of its creations became historical bestsellers, some being celebrated as icons of design in various museums of modern art worldwide, such as the famous travel piece the “24h”, awarded the prestigious “Compasso d’Oro” Prize in 1954. Valextra interprets the times and develops products by means of an ancient art, responding to the needs of the moment and in continuous synergy, combining tradition and innovation, supreme quality and functionality. A proverbial quality guaranteed by the finely skilled craftsmen who are able to modernise whilst maintaining a respect for tradition. Valextra is distributed in Europe, Japan, South Korea and USA through a network of flagship stores, shop in shops and also online boutique. For further information, please visit .

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 Mobile Mark 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.
*13” offered with 4GB memory only