5 Samsung Devices To Be Windows 8-Ready For Fall

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Series 5 Ultra

To make things a little confusing, Samsung's Series 5 ULTRA laptop does not come with a Clover Trail processor like the Series 5 Slate does, but it instead comes in Intel Core i3 or i5 Ivy Bridge editions. Though not quite as light and slight as Samsung's 2.55-pound Series 9 Ultrabook, the Series 5 ULTRA device is still quite stealthy at 3.83 pounds and 0.78 inches at its thickest, which is 0.18 inches thicker than the Series 9.

Defying the conventional wisdom that people don't want to reach across a keyboard to touch a computer screen, Samsung's newest clamshell-style notebook will include a 13.3-inch 10-point capacitive touch screen, offering pinch-to-zoom and image rotation capabilities generally limited to tablets and smartphones. The unit also will deliver 4 GB of memory, 500-GB hard drive, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, Gbit Ethernet and Windows 8. List pricing starts at $799 for Core i3 and $849 for Core i5.

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