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