The second generation Samsung Series 9 officially lands in SA

New Series 9, world’s thinnest and most compact premium notebook*

July 11, 2012

New Series 9, world’s thinnest and most compact premium notebook*

 Samsung Electronics South Africa, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, has announced the local availability of the second generation Samsung Series 9 notebook.

Following the debut of its predecessor at the Consumer Electronics Show 2011, the new Samsung Series 9 demonstrates the company’s advanced and innovative craftsmanship in the premium notebook market. Customised for consumers striving for technology leading products with a revolutionary design, the new Series 9 boasts the world’s thinnest* and most compact notebook chassis. Its unique design and innovative engineering pushes beyond current perceptions of premium notebook PCs. Super-slim components had to be tailor-designed and engineered to fit into the PCs innovative single shell body.

Advanced innovative craftsmanship

“The new Samsung Series 9 represents the ultimate in craftsmanship towards precision engineering and premium design. It embodies the originality and heritage of its predecessor while eliminating unnecessary factors. The refined aerodynamic design represents the best of Samsung’s design with top performance and functionality,” says Thierry Boulanger, Director of IT at Samsung Electronics South Africa.

The Samsung Series 9 required 9 000 hours of design work and 24 000 hours of research and development – a total of 33 000 hours invested by Samsung designers and engineers to ensure premium design aspects without compromising performance or functionality. Key components such as the LCD panel, keyboard, motherboard, cables, fan, and battery have been precision-engineered to fit precisely into the extra-slim single-shell body of the Series 9.

Premium design

The Samsung Series 9 features Samsung’s MaxScreen technology that minimises the bezel size while maximising the screen size by an extra inch. As the world’s thinnest* and most compact 15-inch premium notebook, the Samsung Series 9 features a vivid 15-inch display fitted into a stylish 14-inch chassis.

The slim 14.9mm (0.58 inches) design weighs just 1.59kg, making the 15-inch Series 9 almost 50% more compact than any traditional 15-inch ultra-portable notebook. The new 13-inch Series 9 measures only 12.9mm (0.5 inches) and weighs just 1.16kg — 28% smaller than its predecessor.

The new Samsung Series 9 carries Samsung’s anti-reflective LED display technology with a 400nit HD+ LED SuperBright display and Image Enhancer technology providing users with a superior viewing experience even if they are working outdoors.

The Samsung Series 9 NP900X4D 15-inch-A01ZA is available at a recommended retail price of R14 999 and the NP900X3C 13-inch-A01ZA at a recommended retail price of R15 999. Both models are currently available at Samsung Brand stores (Clearwater Mall, Canal Walk, and Gateway), The Digital Experience store in Fourways and will be available in all premium IT retail stores shortly.

* Compared to 13-inch laptops of major manufacturers, as of March 2012.

* Compared to 15-inch laptops of major manufacturers, as of March 2012. 

N.B. All are based on factory specifications. Product design specifications and colours are subject to change without notice and may vary from those shown. Errors and omissions excepted. Battery life based on MobileMark test scores that will vary based on configuration. Warranty service availability and response times may vary from country to country and may also be subject to registration requirements in the country of purchase. OS reveals lower HDD capacity than the specification as the difference of the calculation way and recovery partition.