Samsung updated the Series 5 notebooks today with the latest Intel Core i 3rd generation of processors and a host of features for media loving notebook users.
The new Samsung Series 5 notebooks join the Series 9 and Series 3 notebooks with the latest Intel Core i family of processors. The Series 5 15.6-inch notebook comes with a Intel Core i7-3610QM processor while the smaller 14-inch model has an Intel Core i5-3210M processor.
The Samsung Series 5 notebooks include NVIDIA discrete graphics to deliver a better entertainment and gaming experience. The notebooks include NVIDIA GT 630M graphics, which provide enough power for games like Dirt 3 and others, though users looking for a dedicated gaming computer may be left wanting on some titles. Here’s a demo of DIRT 3 running on the NVIDIA GT 630M graphics solution.
15.6-inch Samsung Series 5
The 15.6-inch Samsung Series 5 notebook comes with 8GB RAM and a 750GB hard drive as well as JBL 3 speakers and sub-woofer to round out the entertainment package. The JBL speakers are complemented by software that lets users switch between various modes depending on what activity they are doing.
The 15.6-inch Sereis 5 notebook has a 1366 x 768 resolution display.
The 15.6-inch Series5 notebook starts at $899 and will go on sale in mid June.
14-inch Samsung Series 5
The 14-inch Series 5 includes the same graphics processor as the larger Series 5 notebook, and JBL speakers. The Series 5 14-inch notebook has 8GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive.
The smaller Series 5 notebook gains a backlit keyboard and lighter weight, which will appeal to college students who want to carry the Series 5 to class.
Samsung rates the battery life of both notebooks over 6 hours, but users will want to discount this slightly for real world use.
The Samsung Series 5 notebooks both include a 1.3MP webcam.
Pick up the 14-inch Series 5 notebook in mid June for $799.
14-inch Series 5 500 Notebook
15.6-inch Series 5 Notebook
|Processor||Intel® Core™ i5-3210M Processor||Intel® Core™ i7-3610QM Processor|
|Operating System||Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit)||Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit)|
|Resolution||1366 x 768||1366 x 768|
|Graphics||NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 630M Graphics||NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 630M Graphics|
|Integrated Camera||1.3MP HD||1.3MP HD|
|Weight||5 pounds||5.5 pounds|
|Battery**||6+ hours||6+ hours|
|Connectivity||802.11 b/g/n||802.11 a/b/g/n|