As expected, Samsung is now offering a version of its Series 9 ultrabook with a 1920 x 1080 pixel display. But the good news is that it’s less has a lower starting price than expected.
You can now pick up Samsung’s 2.6 pound laptop with an Intel Core i7 processor and an Ivy Bridge display for as $1350 and up.
That’s the price Staples is charging (although it’s not yet in stock), and Quill charges the same price. Amazon is selling the Samsung Series 9 NP900X3E-A02US for the manufacturer’s suggested price of $1400.
The laptop features an Intel Core i7-3537U processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 128GB solid state disk. It gets up to 5.8 hours of battery life.
You can probably find cheaper notebooks with similar specs, but you probably won’t find one that’s as thin or light as the Samsung Series 9.
The notebook measures 12.4″ x 8.6″ x 0.5″ and weighs just 2.56 pounds.
I own a cheaper model of this laptop, and while I actually prefer a 1600 x 900 pixel display to a higher-resolution display on a screen this size, I’m a big fan of the form factor.