Laptops have changed dramatically in the past few months and nowadays, touchscreen computers are the new normal. Touch technology seems to be replacing the need for the point-and-click mouse or physical keyboard. Microsoft’s touch-oriented Windows 8 operating system has spurred a remarkable amount of innovation in laptop design, but still there are many users who would like to maintain the traditional common input methods such as keyboard and mouse in their touchscreen devices, right? Especially those who have to do a lot of writing on their laptop?
Samsung has jumped wholeheartedly into the touch arena with newly-unveiled Windows 8 based smart devices in the Indian market. In its R64,990-a-piece Notebook Series 5 ULTRA Touch, the South Korean tech major has keep the above mentioned touch-cum-keyboard user requirement in mind. This is the company’s first touch-enabled ultrabook and is designed for a more intuitive use along with powerful performance and plenty of storage. It is packed with a 13.3-inch HD SuperBright 10-finger multi-touchscreen and 3rd generation Intel Core processor.
A metallic titan notebook computer (NP540U3C—A01IN) was sent across to us for a review. Available in 13.3-inch, the Series 5 ULTRA Touch comes with up to 3rd generation Intel Core i7-3517U processor, 12 GB memory, 500 GB storage and 24 GB ExpressCache system, ensuring a good user experience that customers desire in any scenario. That’s not all: 10-15% more efficient CPU processing, plus 2x faster media processing and 3D rendering, fast boot in less than 20 seconds, wake-up in two seconds and faster Web-browsing are just some of many examples the Series 5 ULTRA Touch can deliver.
Carrying a chunky notebook PC is always a big burden, especially for professionals constantly on the move. If you are a frequent traveler, mobility and ruggedness are important laptop features for you. The new Series 5 ULTRA Touch unites professional style and durability. Just 16.9-19.9 mm thin and 1.64 kg light, the Series 5 ULTRA Touch is amazingly portable given its touch capabilities and full notebook PC functionality. Its underside consists of fibre glass delivering the rigidity and lightweight customers ask for, protected from bumps and knocks.
The notebook computer’s storage of up to 500 GB provides over two times more content capacity of other ultrabook models. Although it lacks a DVD drive, the Series 5 ULTRA Touch has pretty much everything most users need when it comes to connectivity options. The right side houses an SD card slot