There was a time when you couldn’t find a good laptop screen size between 12.1 inches and 13.3 inches. And then Lenovo came along and started launching notebook after notebook with a 12.5 inch display. Now Samsung is getting ion the action with its new line of business class notebooks.
The company introduced three new lines today, the Samsung Series 2, Samsung Series 4, and Samsung Series 6 business clas notebooks. The Series 2 and 4 models will each be available with either 12.5 inch or 14 inch displays, while the Series 6 comes with a 14 or 15.6 inch screen.
While Samsung isn’t naming any prices yet, the 12.5 inch Series 2 is likely to be the cheapest model in the new lineup. It features an Intel Celeron processor and Windows 7 Professional Edition. It will come with 2 to 4GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, and a 1366 x 768 pixel display. The computer will have Intel GMA HD Integrated graphics.
The Series 4 notebooks will also be available with 12.5 inch screens, but this model will come with a higher performance processor, with a choice of a Core i3, Core i5, or Core i7 chip. The laptops will support up to 6GB of RAM and come with up to 500GB of hard drive space.
All of the new models have anti-shock hard drive protection, anti-spill case design, and other business-friendly features including a durable magnesium alloy case and a 3 year warranty. The higher end Series 4 and Series 6 notebooks will also have Fingerprint sensors and Trusted Platform Module chips.
The Samsung Series 2 and 4 should begin shipping in April, with the Series 6 following in May. It should be interesting to see how these little guys stack up to Lenovo’s 12.5 inch business notebooks in terms of price and performance.