Thin, lightweight, good sound quality, the first integrated optical drive at a reasonable price (880 USD) is the plus point of the ultrabook Samsung Series 5 14 inch model.
Samsung has made a breakthrough when launching a 20mm thin but ultrabook integrated optical drive. With 880 USD price, Samsung Series 5 is one of the ultrabook have the most reasonable price. With that amount, the user has the opportunity to own a laptop Core i5 and hybrid hard drives, solve the problems faster boot times while maintaining a large storage capacity.
Samsung Series 5 does not have the "smooth" as some ultrabook 13 inch version is available on the market but any thinner and lighter than any 14-inch notebooks. With the dimensional size of 330 x 228 x 20mm and weighs 1.8 kg, ultrabook Samsung's first two opponents to score big is Dell XPS 14z and Lenovo U400S (both 22mm thin and weighs 2 kg).
Owning silver-gray casing feels quite elegant, but when plugged in, users will definitely see the same resistance to cling quite useful fingerprint of this ultrabook line.
The keyboard and touchpad
Without a backlit keyboard as a big minus point of the Samsung Series 5, but in return, on a slightly larger keys, and distant settlement appropriate for daily operations. Together, the multi-point touchpad of the machine is enough to satisfy the most demanding customers.
Sound and display
Monitor "standard" 1300 x 768 pixels, Brightness 300 nits of Samsung Series 5 was highly appreciated by the ability to display standard, true color, but compared to some other excellent competitors like Asus UX31 Zenbook or Toshiba Portege Z835 , the screen brightness is somewhat inferior.
Although designed as anti-glare screen, but viewing angles of the Samsung Series 5 are not really impressive in the sound quality of the machine is quite superior to the rival ultrabook line. Despite the lack of bass (commonly found in the ultraportable line), the music played on the rhythm remained quite attractive.
Conforming to the criteria set up as a full-sized notebook ultrabook, Samsung Series 5 14 inch fully equipped ports including USB 3.0, VGA, HDMI, memory card reader in a four-port, Ethernet port with DVD recorders that. Like many ultrabook current line, the machine is also equipped with 1.3 megapixel webcam for video calls using the demand of users.
And graphics performance
Through the tests, the processor performance of the standard Samsung Series 5 (Intel Core i5 1.6GHz, 4GB RAM) is somewhat inferior to rivals such as Toshiba or Asus Z835 Zenbook UX 31. However, you will not experience any difficulty in performing common tasks such as typing documents, surfing the web or watching HD movies. However, hybrid form of computer hard drive (16GB SSD helped launch machine combines 500 GB HDD) also makes multitasking time the machine takes longer than its rivals.
On boot time, the machine takes about 31 seconds (not 20 seconds as each ad company), equivalent to the Z835 Toshiba (26 seconds) and UX31 Asus Zenbook (29 seconds) while the time to machine restart from sleep mode is only 2 seconds (compared to 3 seconds on many other ultrabook).
Meanwhile, graphic 14-inch Samsung Series 5 is similar to many versions of notebooks with Intel integrated graphics, not fit to play the game kind of heavy.
Video close-ultrabook Samsung Series 5 14 inch version at CES 2012 this year.