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Samsung Unveils Enhanced Series 7 Chronos and New Ultrabooks at CES 2013

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced two additions to its high performance Series 7 PC lineup: the enhanced Series 7 Chronos, which delivers professional performance in a thin and light form factor, and the Series 7 Ultra, which takes Ultrabooks to the next level with enriched computing power, graphics and touch capability. The new Samsung Series 7 intuitive devices incorporate PCs into consumers’ lives by enabling mobility and helping to keep them connected.

“2012 was a definitive year for Samsung’s PC business – we expanded our lineup, taking advantage of the new form factors and consumer demand. This led to significant growth in the industry,” said David Song, Senior Vice President of IT & Mobile Communications at Samsung Electronics. “In 2013, we will continue to focus on innovation delivering products that fit into customer lifestyles while maintaining Samsung’s high-end design and performance standards. The new Series 7 Chronos and Ultra products are just two examples of what you can expect to see from us throughout the year.”

New Series 7 Chronos – Professional, Powerful Performer

Delivering professional performance in a thinner and lighter form factor, the new Series 7 Chronos provides enhanced processing power for professional users and a new software solution RAMaccelerator**** that provides up to a 150 percent increase in speed for browsing and running apps by taking advantage of the existing memory. Ten-finger multi-touch capabilities enhance the overall experience, allowing the user to interact directly with the screen, as well as the touchpad and keyboard. With a full aluminum body, the new Series 7 Chronos follows the design DNA of its predecessor while packing a powerful Intel® quad-core processor with up to 16GB* of memory, up to 1TB*** of storage and dedicated 2GB external graphics into a slim chassis that measures just 20.9mm (0.82 inches).

The Series 7 Chronos enables creation of heavy content for professional use with increased efficiency and productivity, anywhere and anytime. Catering to the needs of professionals, the new Series 7 Chronos features a high resolution, Full HD display (1920x1080), with 300nit brightness, as well as rich sound with JBL® optimized speakers, enhanced graphics to run hardcore tasks, and an extended battery life of 11 hours**. The laptop wakes up in as little as two seconds and boots in under twelve seconds, making it ready at a moment’s notice to access virtually anything the user needs for serious work.

Series 7 Ultra – A New Ultrabook Experience

As the first Ultra in the Series 7 family, the Series 7 Ultra embodies superior mobility and performance in an ultra-slim and light, full aluminum body. Designed as the ultimate Ultrabook for multimedia, the Series 7 Ultra offers crisp visuals as well as powerful sound features. Enjoy videos and images on a Full HD display (1920x1080) featuring 350nit brightness, while JBL optimized speakers and AMD® graphics complete the experience. The laptop’s display is brighter and wider than previous models and features a 178-degree viewing angle, making it great for sharing multimedia with friends and family, or work content with colleagues.

Up to eight hours of battery life** keeps users connected all day, while the latest Intel® Core™ i5 or i7 processors and up to 256GB SSD*** of storage provide the computing power required by even the most demanding users. The laptop’s ten-finger intuitive touch capabilities and six second boot-up time maximize on-the-go productivity. The device will also be available with 4G LTE connectivity, further enhancing accessibility from anywhere (touch model based). Connecting to other devices is almost never an issue with three USB ports, as well as a LAN port and a slim security slot to help ensure the device is securely tethered when necessary.

Please visit our booth to experience this future technology firsthand. Samsung's product line will be displayed January 8-11 at booth #12004 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Full details, video content and product images are available at the Samsung microsite at: http://www.samsungces.com/ or mobile site at: http://m.samsungces.com as well.

The Samsung press conference and Samsung Tomorrow TV CES 2013 Specials will be streamed live on the Samsung Tomorrow blog at: http://global.samsungtomorrow.com and Samsung's microsite site also.

After the live presentations, videos will be available at http://youtube.com/SamsungTomorrow

Product Specifications

             
Category   Details  

New Series 7 Chronos
(770Z5E)

  Series 7 Ultra (730U3E)
Display   Size   15.6”   13.3”
  Resolution   Full HD (1920X1080)   Full HD 1920x1080
  Touch Screen   10-point multi touch*   10-finger multi-touch
(factory option)
Battery Life   Battery Life   Up to 11 hours**   8 hours**
Dimensions   Dimensions  

376 x 249.9 x 20.9mm
(14.80” x 9.84” x 0.82”)

  324 x 224 x 17.5mm

324 x 224 x 18.9mm
(Touch model)

  Weight   2.35kg (5.18lbs)   1.46kg

1.65kg (touch model)

  Color   Bare Metal   Bare Metal
Performance   Operating System   Windows 8   Windows 8
  Processor   Intel® Core i7 3635QM
(2.40 GHz, 6 MB L3 Cache)
  Intel® Core i7/i5 ULV
  Graphics Processor   AMD Radeon™ HD 8870M Graphics with 2GB GDDR5 Graphic Memory (PowerExpress)   AMD HD8570M
(w/ 1G gDDR3)*
  System Memory*   Up to 16GB*
(On Board 4 or 8GB)
  Up to 16GB*
  Hard Disk Drive*   1TB HDD (max)   256GB SSD (max)
Multimedia   Sound Effect   SoundAlive™   SoundAlive™
  Speaker   JBL Stereo Speakers 4W x 2 (w/Virtual Woofer)   JBL Stereo Speakers 2W x 2
  Integrated Camera   HD 720p.   HD 720p
Others   I/O Ports   2xUSB3.0, 2xUSB2.0, HDMI,

HP/MIC, VGA

  1xUSB3.0, 2xUSB2.0, HDMI, mini VGA, HP/MIC
    RJ 45, 3-in-1   RJ 45, 3-in-1
  Input Device   Backlit Keyboard, Clickpad   Backlit Keyboard, Clickpad
  Lock   Security Slot   Slim Security Slot
     

* Available as factory option.

** n.b. All are based on factory specifications. Product design specifications and colors are subject to change without notice and may vary from those shown. Errors and omissions excepted. Battery life based on MobileMark test scores that will vary based on configuration. Warranty service availability and response times may vary from country to country and may also be subject to registration requirements in the country of purchase.

***Accessible capacity varies; MB = 1 million bytes, GB = 1 billion bytes, TB = 1 trillion bytes. Please note that a portion of the hard drive is reserved for system recovery, operating system and preloaded content software.

****Powered by CondusivTM Technologies

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in consumer electronics and the core components that go into them. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 227,000 people across 75 countries with annual sales exceeding US$143 billion. Our goal is opening new possibilities for people everywhere. To discover more, please visit http://www.samsung.com.

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