Samsung is showing off a new version of its Series 9 ultraportable notebook with a WQHD display. That stands for wide quad, high definition — which is another way of saying this laptop has a 13.3 inch, 2560 x 1440 pixels screen.

Samsung Series 9 WQHD

Nicole from MobileGeeks spotted the new high definition model on display at IFA in Berlin this week.

The Samsung Series 9 is a thin and light laptop with a DisplayPort, HDMI, and 2 USB ports. It has a full-sized island-style keyboard and a large touchpad, and this model also has a matte display.

It’s not clear whether Samsung actually plans to bring the Series 9 WQHD model to market, but if it does, the laptop probably won’t be cheap.

The latest Samsung Series 9 notebooks with 13.3 inch displays sell for around $1000 and up — although you can sometimes find older models for better prices.

There’s also a dual screen prototype with two WQHD displays, one on each side of the lid ) so you can close the lid and use the computer like a tablet. Expected price for that one? Even less cheap.

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4 replies on “Samsung shows off Series 9 notebook with 2560 x 1440 display”

  1. Talking about high resolution 11″ to 13″ screens. Does anyone know if Windows 8 gets any closer to resolution independence? Doing the whole increasing DPI to make text readable still breaks the UI in many programs including built-in ones on Windows 7.

    I hear the 11.6″ Asus Zenbook Prime with a 1080p display comes preloaded with an increased DPI setting. Kind of a sign that the resolution is too high for the screen size. At least for Windows 7.

    1. I was under the impression that the offending applications are using pre-rendered fonts (either directly or indirectly via a UI toolkit). There’s nothing the OS can do in that case, because the application is essentially telling the OS, “I’m drawing pictures here, not text.”

      1. In windows you can set the DPI scaling for fonts. windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Make-the-text-on-your-screen-larger-or-smaller

        Too bad it has adverse affects where some text don’t get bigger and others get too big. Of course, non-text content are usually not scaled at all.

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