Samsung announces the Notebook 5 and Notebook 3 with 7th and 8th gen Intel Kaby Lake options
Samsung unleashed the Notebook 5 and Notebook 3 "for everyday premium computing" yesterday, but these two machines are no April Fools' Day jokes. According to the official announcement, the Samsung Notebook 5 and Notebook 3 embody "the perfect balance of style, comfort and performance for casual gamers and general users."
In terms of design, the new Samsung notebooks feature a slim and sleek build with a zero-screw metal finish, but the 15-inch Notebook 5 only comes "in a timeless and sophisticated Light Titan color." On the other hand, the Notebook 3 will hit the market with both 14-inch and 15-inch models, as well as a list of four color choices: Misty Gray, Night Charcoal, Deep Peach, and Pure White.
These are the technical highlights of the three different models that should go on sale by the end of the month:
- Samsung Notebook 3 14-inch: HD resolution, integrated graphics, 19.8, 13.23 x 9.17 x 0.78 inches, 3.66 pounds
- Samsung Notebook 3 15-inch: full HD or HD resolution, integrated graphics and NVIDIA GeForce MX110 with 2 GB video memory, 14.86 x 9.79 x 0.77 inches, 4.34 pounds
- Samsung Notebook 5: full HD wide, shared and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 with 2 GB video memory, 14.86 x 9.79 x 0.78 inches, 4.34 pounds
In addition to the above, there are a lot of details shared by all the new Notebook 3 and Notebook 5 models, including the quad-core 8th generation Intel Core i7 and dual-core 7th generation Intel Core i7 processor options, the DDR4 and SSD + HDD memory/storage options that have not been detailed yet, a front-facing VGA camera, a 43 Wh battery, and ac1x1 LAN (10/100) networking. Since all the specs and features are subject to change without notice, we can only hope that Samsung decides to quickly upgrade the VGA camera to at least a 720p one, not to mention that adding Gigabit LAN would also be a smart decision.
For now, there is no information about the prices to expect, but South Korea is scheduled to receive the Samsung Notebook 5 and Notebook 3 by the end of this month. A wider global release that would include China and Brazil is expected for the second quarter of 2018.