Here is the Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook that has 14 inch screen resolution with 16 million color saturation has quite cool type of display in versatile environments. It is powered by second generation Intel i5 core processors which provides many embedded features like 3D gaming capability, content creation and much more.
With Intel 2nd gen i5 dual-core processor the Ultrabook’s speed and efficiency is increased. It also enables you with the ultra amazing feature of Wireless Display functionality which helps in displaying video and multimedia into your HDTV without plugging any cables that too with great clarity and good sound.
The Ultrabook also has a inbuilt optical drive with which you can access your files stored onto your CD’s and DVD’s.
Other features include Intel HD 3000 graphics, a 500 GB hard disk drive (HDD), 4 GB RAM, ultra-fast Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking, Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity, two USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 ports, also 1.3-megapixel HD webcam integrated into the bezel.
This Ultrabook comes with Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium OS.
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Intel® Core™ i5-2467M Processor
CPU Clock Speed (Max.): 1.6GHz
CPU Cache: 3MB L3
14″ Screen Size
1366 x 768 Resolution
Brightness: 300 nits
Intel® HD Graphics 3000
4GB System Memory
Memory Type: DDR3
500GB Hard Drive Capacity with Express Cache, 16GB
ODD (Optical Disk Drive)
DVD +/-RW Super Multi Dual Layer (S-ATA)
3 W Stereo Speaker (1.5 W x 2)
1.3MP HD Webcam
802.11 a/b/g/n Wireless LAN
Bluetooth v3.0 High Speed
Gigabit Wired Ethernet LAN
2 USB 3.0 and 1 USB 2.0
4-in-1 Multi Card Slot (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC)
81 Key Keyboard
Touch Pad (Scroll Scope, Flat Type)
Kensington Lock Slot
40W AC Adapter
8 Cell / Li-Po Battery
The 14 inch screen is nice and bright, and has 1366×768 max resolution. For me, this resolution is perfect. Probably what I like the most about the display is the matte finish. Glossy finishes may be snazzy and shiny, for those who are attracted to shiny things, but the matte finish really makes it much easier to see the display in daylight. The speakers are pretty much what you’d expect for laptop speakers.
The keyboard is next to nice and you people out there don’t need to scare that it is portable so how will the keyboard be. There are things that can be improved, like backlighting, and including some kind of an indicator on the hardware that you have caps lock on instead of relying on the short-lived on-screen notification. On the subject of the trackpad, it’s quite large, and plenty sensitive. The trackpad is programmed by default to respond to gestures similar to what you’d expect for MacBook. While it wasn’t directly discussed in the manual how to set the trackpad for scrolling based on edge input on the trackpad, but you can get to the correct settings menu to enable this feature. The trackpad has two buttons, instead of what you see many times now with laptops where the buttons are a part of the touchpad.
This is probably my favorite part of this computer. When it comes to cooling, I personally was wanting that the computer should ventilate itself quite intelligently and super speedily. Yeah, the computer has a great cooling system. It is completely silent, Completely! I can hear it, just barely, if I put the computer right next to my ear. It’s that quiet.
The cooling system uses vents that are located on the bottom and ejects the heated air into the hinge. Even then, the heated air isn’t really all that hot. It’s more slightly warm air. I will say that if you use the computer for hours on end, you will notice the keyboard becoming slightly warm. That’s it.
This is definitely the best performing machine I’ve ever seen. The SSD in combination with the quad core processor makes this a very enjoyable experience. It takes 23 seconds to completely boot up, and 6 seconds to return from sleep, that’s very fast. The computer has a smattering of ports. The same kind of philosophy applies for the DVD drive. While we generally don’t use it every day, we do use it for things like backups, and it is that the computer have the option.
The wireless works flawlessly. It gets very good strengths of the signals. It has been a bit disappointing that Samsung chose to include bloatware on this otherwise fabulous machine. Also, one of the big draws to this machine was the large internal hard drive. Never again will we have to be worried about a full hard drive.
Size and Weight/Aesthetics/Price
This is an ultrabook. Make no mistakes. It is thin, lightweight, looks like a real charmer, and costs about what you’d expect for an ultrabook. Actually, comparing to other machines, I’d say that for an ultrabook this is reasonably priced. Yes, it has a 14 inch screen. Yes, it’s a little bit thicker than other ultrabooks on the market. Yes, it’s a touch heavier than other ultrabooks on the market. But there’s a trade-off between the ultimate thin and light machine and an overall robust machine. You get a heavier machine with the larger screen, with the hard drive, with the DVD drive. Would I rather skip those items to get a slightly lighter machine? No. This model is already very portable.
Samsung Series 5 laptops were launched with two screen sizes, 13 inches and 14 inches priced at Rs Rs. 48,990 and Rs. 54,390, respectively.
- Thin, light, portable
- 500gb hard drive
- Great cooling system
- Nice 14 inch display with a matte finish
- overall comfortable keyboard, minimal flex
-Keyboard is not backlight
-Needed to make minor adjustments to trackpad settings out of the box
The Bottom Line
This Ultrabook is very portable what I personally thought of, it has some really solid system specifications that are given above. Granted, it’s only been a few weeks, but overall its very nice with upgraded hardware, I will surely buy it and will advice you too.
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