Samsung Series 9 – Updating with Windows 8. Low Cost Versions Available in Europe

Posted on 17 October 2012 by

Samsung Series 9 2012 1Is this real? The Samsung Series 9 15” with Ivy Bridge and Windows 8, a ultrathin with Ultrabook-plus qualities that was introduced for around €1500 is showing up with Windows 8 for €999. This isn’t a one-off either. We’re seeing a number of retailers in Europe offering it, including Amazon.de. The low price includes the 13.3” version too but unfortunately the low price doesn’t seem to be appearing in the USA. Europeans might want to pounce now!

Trying to make head and tail of the 30+ variants of the Samsung Series 9 isn’t that easy but it boils down to this when talking about Windows 8 models in Europe.

  • Samsung 900X3C – Core i5 3317U, 8GB , 13.3” 1600×900
  • Samsung 900X3D – Core i5 2537M, 4GB , 13.3” 1600×900
  • Samsung 900X4C – Core i5 3317U, 8GB, 15” 1600×900
  • Samsung 900X4D – Core i5 3317U, 4GB, 15” 1600×900

The two highlighted models above are being offered with Windows 8 for just €999 in European markets right now. Be aware that the 13.3” model is showing with an older Sandy Bridge build, as in the very early versions of this version of the Series 9. It’s a little confusing, if not tricky of Samsung. Obviously details can change with region and again, we’re not seeing these updates in the USA yet.

Click the image below for the interactive guide as we’ve updated the database with the new models.

series 9 Windows 8

There’s no indication of any higher end models with touch or FullHD screens at the moment.

  • Christian

    The X4D is built with magnesium instead of aluminium. This accounts for an important difference in production costs.

  • robert

    this is great i can show some people, i have had the 13.3 inch i5 ivy bridge for months now i can recommend it to some people great find chippy!

  • vjachi

    Nice :)
    Now about W8, will we get it too (SS9 15″ ivy) or we will have to buy it if we want it?

  • Pierre

    Hi Chippy,

    Thanks for the update! I live in the US and have been waiting for news about the new 15″ models before I buy. Do you know anything about the other new models with i7, 8 GB RAM, and 256 GB SSDs (top of the line)? I’m just wondering why the price seems to be going down for newer models, but not the older ones. I’d hate to get stuck with one of the slower SanDisk SSDs that seem to be the only shortcoming many of these units have. The current top of the line opts instead for the Samsung SSD that is great, but I wonder if these curently unreleased ones will be going back to SanDisk.

    Also, have you heard anything about more models being released? My current setup is in dire need of replacement, but I’d hate to jump now if there’s a better option only a month away.

    Thanks for your insight!

    • Chippy

      I see a Core i7, 256Gb, 8GB.
      Samsung 900X4C, Core i7-3517U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Windows 8 (NP-900X4C-A07DE)

      In Germany for 1599
      http://amzn.to/RIJI8H

      I don’t see any info for US market yet.

      Regarding new models, there’s no info apart from the upgrades.

  • HamsterFabulous

    It might be worth mentioning that Toshiba has recently released a refresh of its Ultrabooks. There’s numerous variants, but one in particular, the Z930-103 I believe, is a 1.15kg, i5 Ivy bridge, 128 SSD 13 incher, for 999 CHF, which would be about 800 euros, I believe.

    I haven’t seen any news about it here, but I could’ve missed it. Seems like a pretty good deal for people looking for a super light, SSD ultrabook with the latest gen CPU. Battery life on Toshiba’s Z9x is supposedly improved as well.

  • Ghost

    Very good news Chippy!

    Also, there is a small mistake in the text, it said that all models are 13,3 inch. Two of them are 15 inch right?

    • Chippy

      Thanks Ghost.
      Corrected.
      Chippy

  • Quikee

    For 13.3” it says Core i5 2537M – this would mean it is using a old Sandy Bridge processor. This is obviously a mistake. It is actually using a Core i5-3317U 1,7 GHz and of course Intel HD 4000 graphic card – please correct this in the database.

  • Pauli

    I dislike Windows 8 but when Samsung will update the screen of 15″ models to full HD 1920 * 1080?

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