Samsung is bringing back a missing feature of these mini-notebooks with their Series 5 line: the optical disc drive.
The 14-inch Series 5 Ultrabook comes with up to a 1TB hard disc drive along with a 16GB SDD, Intel’s Sandy Bridge processor, an AMD Radeon HD 7550M GPU and the aforementioned optical disc drive.
The 13-inch version tops its HDD at 500GB, with its svelte 0.59-inch thick body weighing in at only 3.1-pounds, but will be ODD free.
||Series 5 NP530U3C-A01US 13.3-Inch
||Intel Core i5-2537M “Sandy Bridge” dual-core processor
||Intel HD Graphics 4000
||Windows 7 Home Premium
||13.3″ 1366 X 768
||up to 7 hours
|Size (w/h/d mm)
|Size (w/h/d inches)
||12.40 x 8.60 x 0.58 inches
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- Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook hits Best Buy: sports 14-inch display, DVD Drive, $900 price tagJanuary 31, 2012
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- Samsung Series 5 ultrabook hits US pre-orderJanuary 8, 2012
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- Samsung takes pre-orders for Series 5 Ultra notebooks in USJanuary 4, 2012
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- New Samsung Ultrabook to include optical disc driveDecember 13, 2011
Ultrabooks and MacBook Airs are nice and all, but with great portability comes the occasional hardware sacrifice. Samsung is bringing back a missing feature of these mini-notebooks with their Series 5 line: the optical disc drive.