Samsung introduced a new line of laptops at an event in New York a few weeks ago. The Samsung Series 3 laptops will have screen sizes ranging from 11.6 inches to 15.6 inches. The smaller models are thin and light, but lack optical disc drives or removable batteries. Samsung hasn’t announced an official release date, but J&R is taking pre-orders for the 12 inch model for $749.99.
The product page describes a notebook quite similar to the one I saw in New York. It has a 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5-2410M processor, 4GB of DDR3 memory, a 500GB hard drive, and Intel HD graphics. The laptop has a 1366 x 768 pixel display, 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, and Gigabit Ethernet.
There are only 2 USB 2.0 ports, but the Series 3 notebook also has mic, headphone, VGA, HDMI, and Ethernet ports. It weighs 3.1 pounds and measures 11.8″ x 7.7″ x 1.2″ with a 6 cell battery.
Update: This model actually has a 12.5 inch display, not a 12.1 inch screen.