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Samsung is beefing up its laptop lineup for 2013, with the announcement of two new notebooks that will make its way to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next week. The Series 7 Chronos and Series 7 Ultra will join the other two Series 7 notebooks (Series 7 Slate and Series 7 Gamer) as the company’s flagship notebooks.
Like the Series 7 Gamer, the Series 7 Chronos is a notebook packed with superior hardware. It has a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor paired with an AMD Radeon 8870 GPU with 2GB of memory which should satisfy both gamers and professionals alike. There are storage options of up to 1TB, as well as up to 16GB of RAM. In addition, the Series 7 Chronos is able to use part of the RAM as a virtual disk drive when necessary. Outside, the beast of a notebook will sport a 15.6-inch Full HD screen (there’s also a 10-point touchscreen version). What’s probably the most amazing part of the Series 7 Chronos is that the chassis is only 20mm thick despite the powerful hardware. Samsung also claims that this laptop can last for up to 11 hours on battery – though we’d take any claims like that with a pinch of salt.
On the other hand, the Series 7 Ultra is a premium Ultrabook that should go head-to-head with ASUS’ Zenbook range. It has a 13.3-inch Full HD screen with optional touch, and configurations can range from a Core i5 or i7 processor, up to 16GB of RAM as well as up to 256GB of flash storage. There’s also a dedicated AMD GPU with 1GB of memory, but Samsung has not disclosed the identity of the GPU.
The Korean company has also not revealed the prices for both laptops, although they should be unveiled together with physical units of the device when CES officially opens its doors next week.
(Source: The Verge)