Samsung's Series 5 offers until anotherbring with the very slim and fashionable ultra-book theme, butattempts to distinguish itself on a alright keyboard and mouse pad,add a quite vast 500GB hard drive.
We seemed at the 13-inch display model,but there is as well a 14-inch version which contains a DVD drive.


It measures a standard 315x219mm aswell as is 18mm deep at its thickest point, creating it not thethinnest ultrabook on the market, but far from stout. At 1.43kg it isnot the lightest either, but should not strive the muscles of anyonewith a fitter constitution as compared to the Simpsons' MontgomeryBurns. It has a decent line-up of ports, having three USB as wellthere

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is a brash fold-out element to the Ethernet port to cut down onsize. There is as well a collection headphone/microphone 3.5mm jackand a VGA port for which you'll need the supplied adaptor.


The 13.3-inch display has anon-reflective matte end and experiences impressively bright but maybe not as sharp as it could do. It promises the same 1,366x768 pixelresult like Toshiba's Portege ultrabook but slope by slope, thelatter is noticeably sharper.


It contributes another othercharacteristic on Toshiba's Portege Z830 ultrabook, namely the IntelHD Graphics 3000 card and a very similar Intel Core i5 processor,while this one is backed by 4GB of RAM instead of 6GB. That said, itbrought merely three minutes and 35 seconds to encode an 11-minutevideo for playback in iTunes, which was nearly a minute faster ascompared to the Toshiba could handle.


Most ultrabooks arrived on a solidstate drive, but the Series 5 weighs in on a 500GB hard drive.
If you illusion a spot of 3D gaming, itwill do the job, but without exceptional performance frame ratesmeasured on FRAPS tended to be around the 60-70fps mark. Battery lifeis okay but not great, presenting about six hours when left running,and a little over three when viewing TV through the web.