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Samsung Presents Enhanced Series 7 Chronos and New Ultrabooks at CES 2013 (Updated!)

By Joy Hou & Wong Casandra - on 25 Mar 2013, 3:45pm

Samsung Presents Enhanced Series 7 Chronos and New Ultrabooks at CES 2013 (Updated!)

Samsung has 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.

Series 7 Chronos

The new Series 7 incorporates a new software solution RAMaccelerator which provides up to 150% increase in speed for browsing and running apps by taking advantage of the existing memory. On top of 10-point multi-touch capabilities, it comes wrapped in a full aluminum body and packs an Intel Quad-core processor with up to 16GB of memory, up to 1TB of storage, and dedicated 2GB external graphics.

Measuring just 20.9mm thin, caters to the needs of professionals with a high resolution, Full HD display with 300-nits of brightness, accompanied by JBL optimized speakers, enhanced graphics to run hardcore tasks, and an extended battery life of 11 hours. In addition, the laptop wakes up in as little as two seconds and boots in under twelve seconds.

Series 7 Ultra

The first Ultra in the Series 7 family is designed as an ultrabook for multimedia, featuring a Full HD display brighter and wider than previous models with a 178-degree viewing angle, along with JBL optimized speakers and AMD graphics. 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 also includes 10-finger touch capabilities, while six second boot-up time maximizes on-the-go productvity.

Also available with 4G LTE connectivity, the ultrabook houses three USB ports, as well as a LAN port and a slim security slot to help ensure the device is securely tethered when necessary.

  New Series 7 Chronos (770Z5E) Series 7 Ultra (730U3E)
Display  15.6-inch / 1920 x 1080 / 10-point multi-touch 13.3-inch / 1920 x 1080 / 10-finger multi-touch (factory option)
Battery Life  Up to 11 hours Up to 8 hours
Dimensions / Weight  376 x 249.9 x 20.9mm / 2.35kg 324 x 224 x 17.5mm / 1.46kg
324 x 224 x 18.9mm / 1.65kg (Touch model) 
OS Windows 8
Processor Intel Core i7-3635QM (2.40 GHz, 6 MB L3 Cache)
AMD Radeon HD 8870M Graphics
Intel Core i7/i5 ULV
AMD Radeon HD 8570M
Memory / HDD Up to 16GB (On board 4/8GB) / 1TB HDD max Up to 16GB / 256GB SSD max
Multimedia JBL Stereo Speakers 4W x 2
(w/Virtual Woofer) 
Integrated HD 720p Camera
JBL Stereo Speakers 2W x 2 
Integrated HD 720p Camera
I/O Ports  2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, HDMI, HP/MIC, VGA
RJ 45, 3-in-1
1 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, HDMI, mini-VGA, HP/MIC
RJ 45, 3-in-1
Others  Backlit Keyboard, Clickpad
Security Slot
Backlit Keyboard, Clickpad
Slim Security Slot

Update (Mar 25, 2013): The new Samsung Series 7 PC lineup will be available in Singapore starting today at the following prices:-

  Price in S$
Series 7 ULTRA 1,599
Series 7 ULTRA Touch 1,799
Series 7 CHRONOS 1,999