Samsung’s ultrabook offering, the Series 5 Ultra, was announced late last year. After a couple of months of waiting, the Korean company’s ultrabook offering was officially unveiled yesterday at Privé Luxury Club at the Fort. The new ultrabooks will be available in two versions – one 13-inch variant that comes with an Intel Core i5 processor with 4GB of memory, and a 14-inch variant with a Core i7 processor with 6GB of memory. Unlike other ultrabook offerings, the Series 5 Ultra uses a hybrid hard drive setup – it has a traditional HDD installed (500GB for the 13-inch version, 1TB for the 14-inch version) which is paired with an 16GB SSD ExpressCache system which Samsung says gives the Series 5 Ultra a fast, 20 second boot time. The 14-inch version is also the first and only ultrabook currently out in the market that has a built-in ODD. Additionally, the 14-inch version also sports discrete graphics via an AMD Radeon HD 7550M GPU.
The Series 5 Ultra sports a slim profile of only 14mm (20.9mm for the 14-inch version) and carries a bright, 300nit HD LED SuperBright screen equipped wtih with the company’s Image Enhancer and anti-reflective technologies. Samsung says that the Series 5 Ultra is able to go for about 6.4 hours without a charge.
The Series 5 Ultra will be available for Php 44,900 for the 13-inch, Core i5 version, while the 14-inch, Core i7 variant will retail for Php 59,900.
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