Friday, June 22, 2012

Samsung Launches Smart Station Monitor, Series 5 and 9 Notebooks

Among the top technology brands we have today, I really look up to Samsung as a leader in innovation. Not only do they have awesome smartphones for users like me, but also a variety of models of tablets and notebooks, plus television, windows, and refrigerators that are so hi-tech.

The Samsung Convergence event took place at the Manila Penninsula last week, where they launched a couple of computers that have surely aroused my curiosity and interest.

Samsung Smart Station Monitor

The Samsung Smart Station Monitor is considered as the hub for connecting multiple devices. With the use of a single USB connection, we can already view the Notebook PC on this 24" full HD monitor, and use its keyboard, mouse, external hard disk, or printer.

The monitor is also Mobile Hi-Definition Link (MHL) enabled, so smartphones can be controlled using the keyboard and mouse (i.e., composing messages using the regular keyboard). Once connected, it will also allow us to display the mobile phone screen on the monitor, enabling us to enjoy mobile content, gaming and apps on a bigger screen.

Key Features of the Samsung Smart Station Monitor:
  • 24” (1920x1080) Full HD Monitor with Wide Viewing angle LED Display
  • USB 3.0 x 2 and USB 2.0 x 1 ports
  • HDMI, MHL connectivity
The Samsung Smart Station Monitor is available at leading IT Shops in Metro Manila at a price of Php16,990.

Samsung Series 5 Slim Notebook

Slim and light, the Samsung Series 5 Slim notebook is one of the highlights that Samsung Electronics brought to the Philippines. It isn't an ultrabook though, but can well be an alternative to those looking into buying a new laptop that's inexpensive and sexy.

Specifications of the Samsung Series 5 Slim:
  • 13.3-inches in size
  • 2.1GHz AMD Trinity A6 4455M dual-core processor
  • 4GB standard system capacity
  • 500GB hard drive capacity
  • AMD Radeon HD 7500G Graphics
  • 300 units HD+ SuperBright Plus screen technology
  • 1.3MP HD built-in front webcam
Available in Pop Pink and Mocha Brown, Series 5 Slim is selling at a suggested retail price of Php29,900. It's definitely one of the inexpensive notebooks available in the market today. But then again, it doesn't run on Intel processor, so buy at your own risk and usage.

Oh, Samsung also has Series 5 Ultra variant, which is packed with the latest 3rd Generation Intel Ivy Bridge CPUs for better computing and graphics performance. It is available at the following suggested retail price: i3 at Php38,900, i5 at Php42,900 and i7 at Php54,900.

Samsung Series 9 Ultrabook

Finally, here's the cream of the crop - the Samsung Series 9 Ultrabook. It is considered as the world's thinnest 15-inch notebook at 14.9 mm thick and 1.58 kg weight. With a fast processor, the ultrabook is expected to boot up in just 9.1 seconds. However, the demo took only about 6 seconds to do so.

Specifications and Key Features of the Samsung Series 9 Ultrabook:
  • Ivy Bridge Intel Core i7 processor
  • 8GB standard system memory
  • 256GB SSD hard drive capacity
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 400 units HD+ SuperBright Plus screen technology
  • 1.3MP HD built-in front webcam
The Samsung Series 9 Ultrabook indeed has improvements from its previous version not just on its specifications, but also in its suggested retail price. It is available at IT stores for Php76,900 - a price not exactly affordable to many, but can be pretty good considering its specs.


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