Samsung Series 9 2012 now available for pre-order in the U.S.

The 2nd generation to Samsung's extremely successful and well-regarded Series 9 notebooks will be hitting the states in a matter of weeks starting for $1399

Remember the new Series 9 models that were just made available in Korea? The same ultrathin notebooks are now up for pre-order in the U.S.

Both the NP900X3B and NP900X4B models will be launching for $1399 and $1499, respectively. Each unit will include at least an ULV Core i5-2467M CPU, 128GB SSD, a high 1600x900 resolution display, backlit keyboards and Intel WiDi. Otherwise, the main differences between the two models is size and RAM – The NP900X3B is 13.3-inches and 0.51 inches (1.29cm) thick with 4GB RAM while the NP900X4B is 15.0-inches and 0.58 inches (1.47cm) thick with 8GB RAM.

As noted by Laptoping, these second generation Series 9 notebooks will be one of the thinnest notebooks in the market when released. Because of their ultrathin profiles, however, they will be configurable with only ULV Intel Core CPUs instead of standard voltage variants.

The 2012 Series 9 should be shipping later this month, if not by early March. As for why these Samsung models aren’t retailing as Ultrabooks, both units are too far above the $999 price ceiling of Ultrabooks to be considered as such despite the form factor.

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Allen Ngo, 2012-02-25 (Update: 2012-05-26)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.