Samsung Series 7 Ultrabook (730u3e)

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Samsung Series 7 (2)

Overview

The Samsung Series 7 Ultra runs Windows 8 and optionally comes with a multitouch display capable of 10-point touch. The 13.3-inch display is full HD (1920×1080) and has a brightness of 350 nits. Samsung says that the display has a viewing angle of 178 degrees. The non-touchscreen model weighs 1.46kg and is 17.5mm thick. The touchscreen model is a bit beefier at 1.65kg and 18.9mm.

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Specifications for the Samsung Series 7 Ultrabook

Specifications (base version)
Manufacturer Samsung
Model name Series 7 Ultrabook
Model id 730u3e
CPU type Intel Core 3rd Generation (2012)
Graphics AMD Radeon HD8570M
OS Windows 8 / 8.1
Display Size
13.3" 1920 X 1080
Screen Type
LED-Backlit LCD
Touch Technology
No Touchscreen
RAM 6144 MB
SSD 128 GB
Weight 1460g / 51.5 oz.
Size (w/h/d mm) 32/2/22.0 mm
Size (w/h/d inches) 1.3/0.1/0.9

Physical Interfaces
DC-in
Ethernet 10/100/1000
HDMI
Line-out / Headphone (3.5mm)
SDHC Card Slot
USB2.0 (x2)
USB3.0 (x1)
VGA (Mini)

Wireless Interfaces
802.11 b/g/n
BT (type unknown)
BT 4.0
4G Option

Additional Specs and Accessories (can vary)
AC Adaptor
IPS / Wide-View Display
Microphone
Multitouch Touchpad
Stereo speakers
WebCam
Intel Wireless Display

Optional Specs and Accessories (can vary)
Capacitive Touchscreen

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Latest Samsung Series 7 Ultrabook News

Latest NewsTrack product
Ultrabook King - Samsung Series 7 (730U3E) Review (German)31/05/13
Engadget - Samsung Series 7 Ultra Touch Review30/05/13
DigitalVersus - Samsung Series7 Ultra Review29/04/13
MobiletechReview - Samsung Series 7 Ultra Touch Review22/04/13
Samsung Series 7 Hands-on and Video27/03/13
Samsung Series 7 specs and price confirmed in Europe01/02/13
Samsung Announces Series 7 Ultrabook with Full HD Touchscreen an07/01/13

Product Notes
WiFi is Centrino-based. Touchscreen optional. Non-touchscreen devices have matt screen. 256GB SSD option.

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Alternatives to the Samsung Series 7 Ultrabook

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Dell Latitude E7440, 14.0", 1630gm
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Dell XPS 13, 13.3", 1400gm
Available as an updated Ivy Bridge build now the XPS 13 is a quality bit of kit. Unfortunately it only has a 720P HD screen rather than 1600x900 or FullHD so that might put some people off. We'd love to see an update of this with a 1600x900 touchscreen.
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Acer Aspire S3, 13.3", 1350gm
The Acer S3 was always the honest, budget option in the market. Now updated with Windows 8 (from Oct 26th 2012) it still offers good value for money. CPU starts with Core i3 Sandy Bridge, the older generation, and other specs remain unchanged. [Oct 2012]
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Toshiba Portege Z830, 13.3", 1120gm
The Toshiba Satellite/Portege Z830/Z835 is turning out to be one of the best specified 13" Ultrabooks so far. It has a leading 1.1KG weight, aluminium casing and a great range of ports and features. The features match its business-like looks. Wi-Di is included for those looking at wireless 1080p to TVs. The price is competitive. Watch out for: Noisy fan in quiet environments, slightly 'squishy' keyboard. Z835 is the US-only Core i3 model.
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Dell XPS 13 Linux Developer Edition, 13.3", 1360gm
The Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition is one of the first official Linux Ultrabooks to come to market. It packs an Intel Core i7-3667U processor in that package with 8GB of RAM. The 13" screen is protected by Gorilla Glass. Dell delivers this Ultrabook with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and offers support for it.
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Samsung NP350, 12.5", 1352gm
A very well rounded Ultrabook alternative. This hard-disk based laptop is available with Core i3 and Core i5 (mobile, not ultra-low voltage CPUs) and offers very similar battery life and performance figures to a standard ultrabook. The boot and program start times are slower than an Ultrabook though. Not available in all regions and pricing varies. In some areas the Core i3 version can be a real bargain.
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Lenovo Thinkpad X240, 12.5", 1460gm
The Lenovo Thinkpad X240 is a fine long-duration compact traveler with build quality and great working fascia. The change to buttonless touchpad might disappoint those coming from the previous Thinkpads. Hot-swap battery with sizes up to nearly 100Wh, many security options and docking-port capable. A classic Thinkpad.
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Toshiba Portege Z930, 13.3", 1120gm
The upgrade to the Z830 takes the same lightweight chassis and adds the 3rd generation Core processor and a faster SSD. This will be available in various version around the world with up to 8GB of RAM, 256GB of SSD and UMTS/WiMax options. The screen resolution remains the same which is dissapointing but given that the Z830 was an excelent Ultrabook, the Z930 will still be able to compete.
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HP Envy 4, 14.0", 1750gm
The HP Envy 4t is available in Intel and AMD configurations and known as a 'sleekbook,' not an Ultrabook. There are discreet graphics GPU options and the CPU range includes both 2nd-gen and 3rd-gen CPU options. No SSD available at present [June 3rd 2012]
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Samsung Series 5 13.3 (NP530 U3B), 13.3", 1430gm
The Samsung Series 5 13" could be a good value Ultrabook although entry level versions will come with a Hybrid hard drive rather than an all-SSD build and it's relatively heavy at nearly 1.5KG. The keyboard is good, port selection is good and you've got an Intel Centrino WiFi card capable of Wi-Di so at the current €799 pricing in Europe we think it's a better choice than the Acer S3. US pricing is looking a a little higher at $999 [Jan 18 2012]
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