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Samsung Confirms Series 5 Ultrabook Upgrade

By - Source: CNET | B 3 comments

New model will introduce touch screen and backlit keyboard.

During the Consumer Electronics Show, Samsung confirmed it's upgrading the firm's Series 5 ultrabook.

The upgraded Series 5 will incorporate a touch screen, which will be joined by a backlit keyboard. The overall design of the aluminum chassis is thinner; however, it remains thick enough to sport an optical drive.

The new Series 5 Ultra will be available sometime during February in black, red and pebble blue. A Core i3 version starts at $749, while a Core i5 version will retail for $899.

Samsung also announced the enhanced Series 7 Chronos and the Series 7 ultrabooks during CES.


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    susyque747 , January 12, 2013 10:58 AM
    I thought that the upgrade would be remove 8 and install Ubuntu.
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    GreaseMonkey_62 , January 12, 2013 12:46 PM
    Where's my A series AMD based Ultrabook?
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    Anonymous , February 26, 2013 3:47 AM
    Can someone confirm that this upgrade got the backlit keyboard. My wife bought one today and there is no hint of a backlit keyboard. Not documented anywhere. Looking at the keys it looks like they might be, but no luck. Model is NP540U3C-A03UB, bought at Best Buy in California.