Published on April 1, 2013 2:07 PM

Samsung Series 9 Revamped to Full HD

Five-star ultrabook getting upped resolution

Samsung is revamping its high-end ultrabook, the Series 9, replacing the 1600 x 900 resolution screen with a Full HD display.

Now, we're always for the idea of companies refurbishing their products, who's going to disagree with that? Our only hope is that Samsung puts as much care and thought into the other aspects of the screen as it does to the resolution, because the 2012 version's 13.3-inch PLS display was one of its strong points, with more accurate colours than most notebooks and an 800:1 contrast ratio.

Samsung says the revamp won't affect the Series 9's weight, which is staying at a reasonable 1.15 kg, or its dimensions (31.3 x 21.8 x 1.3 cm). The price, however, may take a hike. In the US, the highest-end configuration (256 GB SSD, Intel Core i7-3517U, 4 GB of RAM and Intel HD 4000) is going up from $1,699 to $1,900 with the Full HD screen added to the mix. That's more than a negligible difference. So this will really have to be a great screen to justify that kind of pay raise...

> Read the full review: 13" Samsung Series 9 900X3C (Non-Full HD 2012 version)

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