We had first seen the Samsung 9 Series ultra-thin laptops back at CES 2011. Then later in March, the 13-inch model was launched with news that a smaller version would be on its way. And indeed today the Samsung 9 Series 11.6-inch model has begun shipping out to retailers in the U.S.
The Samsung 9 Series runs on Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit edition, powered by an Intel Core i3 dual-core ultra-low voltage processor, Intel HD Graphics 3000, 2GB non-expandable RAM, and has a 64GB solid state drive. The laptop supports WiFi, WiMAX, Ethernet LAN, and Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity. It also has connectors ports for micro HDMI, USB 3.0, two USB 2.0 slots, and a microSD card slot.
It also has Intel's Wireless Display technology an a multi-touch trackpad. Also onboard are dual 1.5W stereo speakers and a 1.3 megapixel webcam. Batter life is rated for up to 7 hours.
But the standout features are of course the ultra-thin chassis with duralumin cladding, curving brushed-metal design, a thickness of just 0.62 to 0.65 inches, and a weight of only 2.31 pounds. However, all these neat aesthetic elements and ultra portability comes with a hefty price tag of $1,160.