The Samsung Series 7 Ultra isn’t an Ultrabook convertible which means it’s not getting the best of media attention right now but please, take a closer look because the specs are spot-on for many of you that could be looking for a ‘pro’ Ultrabook. Full HD, Discreet graphics, full SSD and a touch option. In out opinion this could be one of the best Ultrabooks yet. It’s available for pre-order now in Germany so here’s the detail, pricing and an idea of availability. I will be checking this out at CeBIT in about 4 weeks.
NP 730U3E – Core i3-3337U, 6GB RAM, 128GB SSD. 1920×1080, Radeon HD 8550M 128/256GB SSD, No Touch, Price: 999 Euro. Expected March (according to most sources.)
German readers: (Amazon.de offering Core i5, 4GB version for 799 today. This price looks too good to be true.)
NP 740U3E – Core i5-3537U, 4GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Windows 8, Radeon HD 8550M 128/256GB SSD, Touchscreen.
A Core i7 touchscreen version with 6GB RAM and 256GB SSD is showing at 1399 Euro.
(Prices inclusive 19% sales tax)
Official specs indicate 30 mins less battery life for the touchscreen version. (7.3hrs official for touchscreen version.) All models have Centrino WiFi, back-lit keyboard, WiDi, 1.46KG weight.
Obviously there’s going to be variation in different countries but the base specs look great. The only thing we can’t confirm right now is the battery capacity. At 1.5 KG it could house the same battery unit as the Series 5 which would make it 45Wh. We hope it’s more than that. Fingers crossed for 60Wh which would be the icing on the cake in our opinion.