Samsung crams a 15" display into its 14" performance-driven notebook
Thursday 01 September 2011
Have we finally seen the last wave of fat, ugly, heavy notebooks? By the looks of Samsung's Series 7 Chronos laptops it's possible to imagine that Samsung, at least, has well and truly left behind the clunky designs of yesterday.
After delighting the world with its slim and capable (but too expensive) Series 9 laptops, Samsung took the wraps off its Series 7 Chronos laptops during the company’s press conference at IFA.
The Series 7 echos the same crafted design aesthetic as the Series 9 but provides speedier and more powerful computing in a slightly thicker body - picture the love child of a MacBook Air and the HP Envy.
"With the Series 7, we have matched powerful new features with Samsung’s design and engineering excellence to produce a truly special product. Our goal is to create notebooks that constantly inspire and enrich customers’ lives," said Kyuho Uhm, senior vice president of IT Solutions.
Clever "MAX screen" technology makes you feel like you are using a bigger laptop. "[T]he Series 7 CHRONOS enables users to experience up to an extra inch of immerse viewing without sacrificing mobility or portability, with the 15" display, for example, being contained within the form factor traditionally associated with a 14" model," said Samsung.
Sony also featured a streamlined laptop during its IFA press briefing in the form of the Sony VAIO S Series. The 15.5" laptop offers a Blu-ray drive, a 1,920 x 1,080 display and an approximate $1,000 price tag.
The 14" and 15" Samsung Series 7 Chronos laptops will be available from October 2 priced from $999 to $1,299.
For a hands-on look at the Series 7 laptops read PCMag and This is my Next’s reviews.
Life & Style blogs
Airline food across the classes: Ever wondered what the other half are eating?
Coachella Festival 2015: from Kendall Jenner to Alexa Chung, stars and festival-goers parade their boho best
The onesie is so last year... meet the Sleepwalker
What do the emoji on Snapchat mean?
A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
- 1 BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
- 2 18th century sex toy found in 'toilet of sword fighting school' in Poland
- 3 US? China? India? The 10 biggest economies in 2030 will be...
- 4 'I wish my teacher knew...': Young students share their 'heartbreaking' worries in notes
- 5 Rebecca Francis accuses Ricky Gervais of using 'influence' to target female hunters after receiving barrage of death threats
iJobs Gadgets & Tech
£30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: Front-End UI Application ...
£18000 - £26000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: They work with major vehicle ma...
£30000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: C# Developer A highly s...
£45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits: Ashdown Group: A market leading software...