Samsung releases notebook PC ‘lighter than air’

By James Wells in Berlin

BERLIN: In an obvious stab at the Apple Macbook Air, Samsung has released the Microsoft flavoured X360 notebook which is “fully featured and lighter than air” at just 1.27kg.

Samsung claims it is the lightest notebook in its 13.3 inch class and is ‘fully featured’ with three USB ports, a built-in HDMI connection, a 34mm express card slot and VGA output. Other features include a 7-in-1 memory card reader, Bluetooth 2.0 and 802.11n wireless compatibility.

The X360 features a removable 6 cell battery that enables up to 10 hours continuous use.

The X360 also features the option of a 128GB solid state drive (SSD) which offers a boot time which is 25-50 per cent faster and data access time of 53MB/s which is 300 per cent faster and reading rate of 28MB/s which is 150 per cent faster.

According to Samsung Computer Systems executive vice president, HS Kim, the X360 will be launched this month, however a launch date in Australia has not been confirmed at this stage.

“The X360 pushes back the boundaries of form and function to deliver real style with substance,” Kim said.

“It offers a tremendous reduction in size and weight but without compromising on functionality, so users have everything they need for life on the move.”

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