SAMSUNG SERIES 5 ULTRA TOUCH: Feel the Touch

Jan 31 2013, 09:20 IST
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SummaryA thin and light Windows 8 notebook computer with good performance.

and two USB 2.0 ports. The left side includes a full-size HDMI port, a USB 3.0 port, a mini VGA port, the power connector, a dual microphone and headphone jack and Ethernet port.

Switched on, the computer provides users with both the touch-friendly modern user interface and the more traditional desktop interface. The former is divided into Windows 8 apps, Samsung apps and downloaded apps. Swipe in from the right side of the screen to launch the Windows 8 Charms menu, where you can access the Search and Share features, as well as the Start, Devices and Settings menus. Swipe in from the left to access your running apps or swipe up from the bottom while in the modern user interface to open the Apps menu.

In my test-run, typing on the Samsung computer was pleasant and the keys did not feel stiff at all. Its touchpad was equally responsive, making it easy to perform Windows 8 gestures. I surfed some graphics-intensive websites, played games, streamed music and watched movies—the computer provided good overall performance. Even the 1.3 megapixel Web camera produced fairly good results during chat sessions. Importantly, the new device delivers up to 6.7 hours of power on a single charge so customers can stay focused on their movie or work.

This Samsung device’s 10-finger multi-touchscreen is a technological leap in interactivity, surpassing traditional two-finger multi-touch by providing full touch control using all ten fingers on a clamshell notebook PC. Its enhanced sensitivity enables users to enjoy the full capabilities of the latest entertainment applications. A user can pinch to zoom on content or rotate images, and scroll through pages with ease using 10 multi-touch functions.

Overall, if you like the idea of having a touchscreen on your laptop, you can take a good look at this Samsung notebook computer.

SPECS

Display: 13.3 inch LED HD (300nit) TSP

Operating system: Microsoft Windows 8 (64b)

CPU: Intel Core i5 331 7U

VRAM: Shared

Memory: 8 GB(DDR3 1600 MHz/On BD 4G + 4G)

HDD: 500 GB Slim (5.4k) E – Cache 24 GB

Connectivity: Intel 802.11 abgn (2 x 2) + BT4.0

Estimated street price: Rs 64,990

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