Samsung has today announced what it claims to be the world's lightest and thinnest Core i5 Sandy Bridge laptop computer. The Samsung Notebook Series 9 (NP900X3A-A01AU) is made out of duralumin (a type of aluminium alloy) and is said to weigh 1.31kg with a 6-cell battery. Samsung claims that it's only 16.3mm at its thickest point.
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The ultraportable notebook has a 13.3in screen and it ships with an Intel 2nd Generation Core i5-2537M CPU, which has a frequency of 1.4GHz, two cores, Hyper-Threading and 3MB of cache. To keep and weight down and to minimise heat and noise, the Series 9 uses a 128GB solid state drive rather than a conventional spinning hard drive. It has 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM and it makes use of Intel's integrated HD 3000 graphics. Because it's a thin ultraportable laptop, it doesn't have a built-in optical drive.
Other features include Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 3.0 (1), USB 2.0 (1), microphone and headphone ports and a webcam. Unlike most notebooks, the Series 9 has a mini-HDMI and a micro-SD card slot, rather than a full-sized HDMI port and SD card slot.
The Samsung Series 9 NP900X3A-A01AU costs $2499 and it comes with Windows 7 Home Premium.