Samsung has unveiled the multimedia-centric Series 5 Boost laptop for Korea and updated its Series 9, 5 and 3 ultrabooks with low-power Ivy Bridge processors.
The Series 5 Boost will come in 15″ and 17″ flavors, with a bright (300 nit) 1600 x 900 resolution display, JBL sterep speakers and either a Core i5 or i7 Ivy Bridge processor. Its availability is limited to Korea for now, and there’s also no word on pricing just yet.
As for the Series 3, 5 and 9 super-slim laptops Samsung has graced them with the low-voltage, power-saving Ivy Bridge processors. The Series 9 ultrabooks will be powered by a 1.7GHz Core i5-3317U, offer a 1600 x 900 13.3″ or 15″ display and will be slightly thinner and lighter than their predecessors. The 13.3-inch starts at $1,299.99, while the 15″ version will cost $1,399.99.
The Series 5 devices will offer the same Core 15-3317U CPU for its 13.3″ and 14″ versions, which will be priced at $799.99 and $849.00 respectively. The Series 5 will also be offered in an AMD-powered edition, featuring the new quad-core A6-4455M Trinity APU – the 13.3″ and 14″ units will be priced at $699.99 and $849.99.
Finally the lower-end Series 3 will swap the Pentium processor for Sandy Bridge ones.
All of Samsung’s Series refreshed laptops have been upgrated with lower consumption Bluetooth 4.0.