Samsung Philippines, in partnership with Intel Philippines, has launched its Ultrabook offering.
The Series 5 Ultra comes in two display sizes. The 14” model offers an Optical Disc Drive (ODD), a first for Ultrabooks. Another first is that it also uses discrete graphics courtesy of the AMD Radeon HD 7550M. While the Series 5 Ultra does use an SSD as the primary drive, you do get a 1TB storage combined with a 16GB SDD ExpressCache. This solution gives you massive storage while still providing around 20 seconds boot times and 2 seconds wake time from sleep.
Along with the graphics and storage is Intel’s Hyper-threaded, dual-core Core i7 2637M running at 1.7GHz and 6GB RAM. With Turbo Boost technology, the CPU will boost up to 2.8GHz when the ultrabook needs it. Other features are two USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, 4-in-1 multi SD card slot, WiFi-N, Bluetooth 3.0, Ethernet, Full HDMI, VGA, and 1.3MP webcam. All of these in something that is 1.84kg and 20.9mm thick.
The 13” model does not have an integrated ODD but it is even lighter at 1.38kg and thinner at 17.6mm than the 14” model. What you do get is an Intel Core i5 CPU with 4GB RAM. You get 500GB of storage with the same 16GB SSD ExpressCache. You only get one USB 3.0 port but two USB 2.0 ports. You also get 4-in-1 multi SD card slot, WiFi-N, Bluetooth 3.0, Ethernet, Full HDMI, VGA, and 1.3MP webcam.
Battery life is touted to be around 6.4hours with Samsung’s Battery Life Plus.
Also during the launch, Samsung also introduced its ULTRA Icons who are achievers and entrepreneurs that embody self-empowerment. These individuals share the same attributes to the Series 5; by grabbing all opportunities and being the best that you can be. The ULTRA Icons: Juliet Herrera of Serenitea, Alfie Sy of Cash Cash Pinoy and Eugenio Gonzalez of Quick Delivery were each awarded with a Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook in recognition for their revolutionary ideas in the Philippine business.
The 13” model will set you back PhP44,900 while the 14” model with ODD will retail for PhP54,900.
Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation (SEPCO) recently unveiled their first Ultrabook, the Series 5 ULTRA. The launch which was held at Privé Luxury Club in the Fort Strip was led by Samsung business unit Director for IT Eric Sulit, Samsung business adviser for IT, James Kwon together with and Intel marketing manager Randy Kanapi.
ULTRA of your Choice
The Samsung Series 5 Ultra is available in 13” and 14”. The 14” version pushes the envelope of computing performance with an Intel® Core™ i7-2637M processor, 6GB memory, 1TB of Hard with 16GB SSD ExpressCache™ system. The powerful processor works with the latest AMD Radeon™ HD 7550M graphics card. The result is a graphics performance that is 2.2 xs faster than the competitors. The Series 5 ULTRA is able to do a blazing fast cold boot in just 20 seconds. It will wake from sleep in 2 seconds. Web browsing is twice as fast as the previous generation notebook PCs. It is currently the only utlrabook with an integrated Optical Disc Drive. In terms of connectivity, the 14” model offers full-size HDMI, VGA, two USB 3.0, one USB 2.0, 4-in-1 multi SD card slot, Ethernet and webcam. All of this comes in an ULTRA Light package of 1.84kg and a thickness of 20.9mm.
For even better mobility, the Series 5 ULTRA 13” is just 14~17.6mm thin and 1.38kg light. The Intel® Core™ i5 processor, 4GB memory, 500GB storage and 16GB SSD ExpressCache™ ensures that performance is not compromised. To offer maximum connection to other devices, the 13 inch model also carries full-size HDMI and a VGA dongle to connect to new TVs and legacy projectors. Data connectivity is enhanced with a USB 3.0, two USB 2.0 ports, 4-in-1 multi SD card slot, Ethernet and webcam.
Both models carry Samsung’s superior LCD technology with 300nit HD LED SuperBright screen, Image Enhancer technology and anti-reflective screen, enabling consumers an ultra viewing experience even in bright sunlight.
The performance has been further enhanced by the extended battery life. The Samsung Series 5 ULTRA delivers up to 6.4 hours of battery life on a single charge, to make sure users enjoy the ultra features throughout the day. The Samsung Battery Life Plus is a true anti-aging battery technology which keeps 80 percent of the cell’s original capacity in a life cycle lasting up to 1,500 charging cycles or three years. This ensures that the battery can last up to five times longer than other notebooks.
During the event, guests were encouraged to write down their answers to the question, “How do you make yourself ULTRA?” and stick it on the opportunity wall. Dee Jae Pa’este’s live graphic exhibition using the Series 5 also kept the guests entertained throughout the night.
During the launch, Samsung also introduced its ULTRA Icons who are achievers and entrepreneurs that embody self-empowerment. These individuals share the same attributes to the Series 5; by grabbing all opportunities and being the best that you can be. The ULTRA Icons: Juliet Herrera of Serenitea, Alfie Sy of Cash Cash Pinoy and Eugenio Gonzalez of Quick Delivery were each awarded with a Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook in recognition for their revolutionary ideas in the Philippine business.
“With the Samsung and Intel partnership we can jumpstart the adoption of Ultrabooks™. Our findings strongly indicate that consumers demand more than just thin and light devices; they also want higher levels of performance, bigger storage and longer battery life. The Samsung Series 5 ULTRA will be the first to answer these needs,” said Eric Sulit, business unit director for IT at SEPCO.