Samsung launches their Ultrabook – Series 5 Ultra

Samsung Philippines launched its Series 5 Laptop tonight, dubbed as Series 5 Ultra, Samsung came up with two flavors only the 13″ and 14″ Ultrabooks.

So what’s new with the new kid in town? Ultrabooks are lighter – check, Ultrabooks are faster – check, Ultrabooks are thin – check. Ultrabooks has optical drive – hmmm, not all but Samsung has – check!

So alright, lets talk about what’s inside this latest ultrabook contender. First thing first – Samsung Series 5 Ultra will have 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 x USB 2.0, HDMI port, VGA and a giga ethernet port are some of the standard specs you will see. Oh, they did not forget the multi-card slot, a 4-in-1 slot which can use SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC card.

Plus the Samsung Series 5 Ultra has ODD. What? Ultrabook with DVD writer? Yes, it is the only ultrabook now with a DVD writer.

Packed with a 1.3MP camera, Bluetooth v3.0 High Speed, 2 x 3W stereo speakers, and will be shipped with Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).

The 14″ Serier 5 Ultra is the model which has DVD writer and 1TB storage. The 13″ will be shipped with 500G and has no DVD writer.

Samsung Ultrabook also will have the brightest display with 300nit which will make you work comfortable in any lighting condition. But wait, there’s more – a 20 seconds boot up time is something that is really impressive!

And how about the pricing? It is expensive? The 14″ Series 5 Ultra will be available with an SRP of PHP 59,900.00 and the 13″ Series 5 Ultra will be at PHP 44, 900.00. At this price, Samsung is even giving it away for zero percent on credit card purchase.

Digitalspidey has more photos from the launch, please click this link.


  • Enzo

    This post is timely because I’m considering to buy a new unit of laptop for blogging purposes. I have been using this lenovo notebook unit for few months now but I feel i needed a bigger one. I’ll consider this as one of my options.

  • chrisair

    wow that was so thin, I am still using my old Asus laptop still serves me though I am considering to buy tablet for blogging

  • Leah

    I’m a big fan of Samsung products. In fact, I’m very fond of Samsung phones.. They’re very sleek kasi.. and the shorcuts, they work for me. hehe.

    Ganda naman ng ultrabook na to. pero my Gateway netbook is still in perfect condition.. No need to buy a new one. Thanks for the share! :)

  • Yani

    Samsung is becoming popular. That is great! From mobile phones to laptops :) This is one cool gadget again. from them. So cool! Very hip!

  • Jenny O’Toole

    I like the style and very thin. For brand doesn’t matter what matter most is the inside. I mean the operating system.

  • vonn david

    another options for people on the go…

  • dong salvar

    Gonna check this in local store here f magkano price. Im planning to buy new one.

    • spidey

      Hi Dong, SRP is posted. :)

      P44.9k for the 13″ Core i5
      P55.0k for the 14″ Core i7

      Thanks for dropping by. :)

  • leira pagaspas

    i was there too.. sayang di tayo nagkita ganda nang samsung talaga.. always at the forefront of quality ,technology and style

    • spidey

      Ang sikip ng venue eh.. diba. :)

  • Drey Roque

    I don’t want to sound so fan boyish here but have you compared it with an Apple Macbook Air?

    • spidey

      Hey Drey, another MBA look-alike.. :) But I dont like to compare it. I am Mac user myself, Mac OS rocks! 😀 OS pa lang yan.. hehe.

  • mheanne ojeda

    wow nice netbook! this is a timely post since my Del laptop is already acting weird – already old and my HP mini netbook battery has given up so i am wanting new one. i might consider this – well if i’m decided to buy anew.

    • spidey

      Actually di na sya netbook category, Ultrabook na po sya..

  • Margot | PinayMom

    what credit card are they accepting??? my hubby is looking for an Ultrabook.

  • marri

    i am using desktop and we (my husband and i) are planning to buy a laptop. maybe, i can tell him about this ultrabook by samsung. he’s really a samsung products fanatic

  • markpogi

    Though a bit pricey for me, I could get this in the next few months (once its price goes down) 😀

  • Swexie

    OMG! I can’t afford this. And even if I could, I would probably buy a mac. I love Samsung though, but why is this priced so much? Huhuhu!

  • shawi | Cheap Travel for Women

    wow. sounds like a MacBook Air and MORE!
    Thanks for sharing. I’m beginning to be drawn to Samsung products.

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