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This article was published on January 3, 2013

Samsung announces new Series 7 15″ touchscreen laptop and 13″ ultrabook

Samsung announces new Series 7 15″ touchscreen laptop and 13″ ultrabook
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Samsung has been staggering its CES announcements to arrive early, and it has just announced two Windows 8-based additions to its Series 7 laptop lineup – the Chronos and the Ultra.

The Chronos (pictured above) is a 15.6-inch laptop that comes standard with a multi-touch screen. It weighs 5.8 pounds and comes packed with a 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7 processor and an AMD Radeon HD 8870M GPU. It comes with 4 or 8GB of RAM, expandable up to 16GB, and a max 1TB hard drive.

The Ultra is the slimmer ultra book counterpart, with a 13.3-inch display. It weighs 3.2 pounds and is powered by an Intel Core i7/i5 ULV. RAM maxes out at 16GB and the SSD goes up to 256GB. Interestingly, Samsung will make a touch model with the option of 4G LTE connectivity. Both laptops have a full HD screen resolution of 1,920 by 1,080.

Samsung’s Series 7 line already includes laptops ranging in size from 14 to 17 inches, priced $999 to $1,499. It also sells the high- end Series 7 Gamer for $1,899.

All these minor announcements from Samsung are whetting our appetites for the really juicy stuff bound to be announced at CES next week. The company has scheduled a press conference for Monday, January 7th and and a keynote on Wednesday, January 9th, with the theme “Mobilizing Possibility.” Wednesday’s event will also include remarks from former US president Bill Clinton.

See also:Samsung unveils its ‘future-proofing’ Evolution Kit to bring new features to its 2012 Smart TVs and Samsung teases innovative design for upcoming TV launch at CES

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