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