SAMSUNG Offers Seamless Blend of Computing Performance and Portability in New Series 5 Ultra Family

Las Vegas – January 9, 2012 – Samsung Electronics America Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, today announced their latest addition to the Samsung family of PCs, the Series 5 ULTRA, at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. A family of extremely portable, no compromise Ultrabooks, the Samsung Series 5 ULTRA sports a slim design profile with rich feature sets and an Intel® Core™ i5 processor. The Series 5 ULTRA exceeds expectations by offering users top-of-the line performance, with near instant starts using FastStart and innovative ExpressCache™ storage, all in an elegant aluminum package. Designed with consumer feedback in mind, the 14-inch model is also one of the first certified Ultrabooks™ on the market to feature a built-in DVD drive and SD card slot, giving users the ability to easily access software, movies, photos and more. The Series 5 ULTRA will be on display at the Samsung CES booth, #12004 in Central Hall, from January 10-13, 2012.

“The Series 5 ULTRA was designed to meet consumer demands for a thin and light laptop that offers advanced computing power and ample storage, while still remaining affordable,” said Todd Bouman, vice president of product marketing at Samsung Electronics America. “We’re confident that consumers will truly be impressed with the product’s design and performance, as well as the fact that we are one of the first companies to release an Ultrabook with an optical drive, which brings a new level of productivity and entertainment capabilities to the category.”

Eye-catching Design

Taking its design cues from Samsung’s existing popular mobile PC lines, particularly the high-end Series 9, the Series 5 ULTRA features sleek lines and a cool, sophisticated design. This striking laptop is ideal for users looking to turn heads and make an impact everywhere, from the office to the corner coffee shop.

Weighing in under four pounds and thinner than the diameter of a U.S. nickel, the Series 5 ULTRA is an Ultrabook with a purpose. It was designed for mobile users who need the ease of portability without sacrificing an exceptional computing experience.

Whether you’re sharing vacation photos with friends or giving a presentation to clients, images come alive on the Series 5 ULTRA’s 13.3- or 14-inch 1366 x 768 high resolution display with Samsung’s SuperBright Technology (300 nits). With 16 million color saturation and an easy-to-view matte screen, users enjoy the high quality visual experience in a wide range of environments, both indoors and out.

Powerful Feature Set

The Samsung Series 5 ULTRA is more than just a pretty face – it packs a serious punch when it comes to computing power. Featuring an Intel® Core™ i5-2467M processor and two storage options in the 13-inch – either a 128 GB solid state drive or 500 GB hard drive paired with 16 GB ExpressCache™ memory – the Series 5 ULTRA offers impressive speed and abundant storage for music, movies and photos. ExpressCache™ features enhanced overall performance, including the ability to boot up in just 20 seconds and wake up in around two seconds, as well as faster start times for frequently used programs and up to 50-60 percent quicker web browsing (using Microsoft Internet Explorer®).

As the first certified Ultrabook with a built-in optical drive, the 14-inch Series 5 ULTRA truly meets power users’ needs by providing easy access to all of their software, music, movies and files stored on CDs and DVDs. To offer maximum connectivity, the 14-inch model also offers a variety of ports, including a full-size HDMI, VGA, two USB 3.0, one USB 2.0, a 4-in-1 multi SD card slot and an Ethernet port. The 13-inch model also features a full-size HDMI port along with one USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, a 4-in-1 multi SD card slot and an Ethernet port.

Signature Samsung Technology

Perfect for road warriors, Samsung’s exclusive Easy Settings make it effortless to connect the Series 5 ULTRA to new wireless networks, projectors and more by providing easy access to commonly used PC settings, resulting in stress-free business travel and presentations. Samsung Easy Migration allows users to seamlessly transfer existing files to the new laptop by connecting their old PC to the Series 5 ULTRA, launching and starting Easy Migration and letting the PC do the rest.

To ease the stress of finding a power source while on-the-go, the Series 5 ULTRA offers up to seven hours of battery life, keeping users connected to work and play all day. Additionally, the inclusion of Samsung Battery Life Plus technology means that the battery will retain 80 percent of its original capacity for up to 1,500 charges – giving users a battery that can last up to five times longer than other notebooks and works whenever and wherever they need it, even after three years of use.

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.

The Samsung Series 5 ULTRA will be available starting January 30, 2012. It will retail for $899 – $1,099. All Samsung mobile PC products are available through Samsung resellers and distribution channels. For a full list of retailers, call 1-800-SAMSUNG or visit

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* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, to benefits, design, components, performance, availability and capability of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Battery life will vary depending on the product model, configuration, power management settings, applications used, and wireless settings. The maximum capacity of the battery will decrease with time and use. Test results based on independent third party Mobile Mark (or Battery Mark) tests. Non-Metric weights and measurements are approximate. Total amount of available memory may be less based on configuration. Specifications and designs are subject to change without notice
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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 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company operates two separate organizations 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. Recognized 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 Samsung Electronics America, Inc. 

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), based in Ridgefield Park, NJ, is a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. The company markets a broad range of award-winning consumer electronics, information systems, and home appliance products, as well as oversees all of Samsung’s North American operations including Samsung Telecommunications America, LP, Samsung Semiconductor Inc., Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Mexico, Inc.   As a result of its commitment to innovation and unique design, the Samsung organization is one of the most decorated brands in the electronics industry.  The company was ranked #19 in BusinessWeek/Interbrand “100 Best Global Brands,” and named as one of Fast Company’s “50 Most Innovative Companies of 2010.”  For more information, please visit You can also Fan Samsung on or follow Samsung via Twitter @SamsungTweets.

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