It’s not an Ultrabook (Samsung say it doesn’t hit pricing targets but the truth is that it’s missing a security subsystem and of course, Samsung want to position this away from the Samsung Series 5 Ultrabooks) but it’s a hot item and one that many will want, even though the pricing is way up there. $1399 for a 13”-er and $1499 for a 15”-er is not exactly small change. Both the 900X3B (13.3”) and 900X4B (15”) are up for pre-order.
Both Series 9 2012 models offer 1600×900 screens, keyboard backlight, Core i5 Sandy Bridge (there could be a Core i7 option coming) and 128GB of SSD which we assume is at least as fast as the previous model. Unlike the previous model, we hope Samsung have sorted out the Wi-Fi which was a definite weak point on some of the previous models. The 900X3B comes with 4GB of RAM and the 900X4B offered at JR for $1499 has 8GB RAM.
Weight + Dimensions (not confirmed.)
- 900X4B 3.51 pounds / 1 592 grams – 14.0" x 9.3" x 0.58" (Data from a cached Samsung page that is now gone.)
- 900X3B 2.6 pounds / 1179 grams - 12.9” x 8.9” x 0.62 – 0.64”
Availability is said to be 2-4 weeks by most accounts although that only applies for the USA. As for other countries, it’s being tracked!
Updated information appears on our Samsung Series 9 information pages.