Not too long ago, we offered up a review of Samsung's exceptionally thin and stunning 9 Series Ultrabook. Our benchmarks showed that, though to be expected of such a compact device, with no room for a high clock or a discrete GPU, the performance of the 9 Series left something to be desired when up against competitors.
Perhaps just what the doctor ordered, Samsung has confirmed than one or more new models in the 9 Series are on their way, however this time, loaded with Intel's new 22nm Ivy Bridge processors.
Our review model featured an Intel Core i5-2467M, clocked at 1.6GHz, with a Turbo Boost of up to 2.3GHz and an Intel HD 3000 graphics core. The new line-up, currently only confirmed to contain the 15 inch N900X4C, has been upgraded to include the new Intel Core i5-3317U, which features an improved clock of 1.7GHz, with a Turbo Boost of up to 2.6GHz and now features the beefed up Intel HD 4000 graphics core, all whilst staying within the same TDP of the Sandy Bridge i5-2467M.
With the tightening up of one of the 9 Series' previous weaknesses, would you now consider buying a Samsung Series 9 Ultrabook?