Samsung launches Series 9 Ultrabook, starts at $1,399

 
Samsung only recently announced the new Series 9 Ultrabook, a compact and lightweight model that boasts a few key specs for consumers. Now that new series is available for purchase.
 
With 4GB of RAM and a 2GHz hardrive the Ultrabook isn’t on the high-end of the laptop-spectrum but it does compete with its competitors. It does come with a 128GB SSD storage drive and a 1,920 x 1,080-pixel screen. On the graphics side there is an Intel HD Graphics 4000 chip and the webcam ranges in at 1.3-megapixels.
 
The Ultrabook ships with Windows 8, but just like most lower-cost versions it doesn’t have a touchscreen (something that has been attributed to lower PC sales of late). It’s a 12.35 x 8.6 x 0.51 Ultrabook that only weighs 2.56 pounds however, making it one of the lightest on the market. Originally the laptop had an MSRP of almost $1,900 and a 256GB SSD. Now at launch today the MSRP is only $1,399 with the before mentioned 128GB SSD.
 
Many of these Ultrabooks are considered a direct threat to Apple’s Macbook Air models, which despite the line’s improvements, still doesn’t measure up to the same hardware specs and costs just as much (if not more depending on design) than this series.