At IFA 2009, held in Berlin, Samsung presented their latest additions to the slim X-Series laptops – Samsung X520 Laptop, Samsung X420 Laptop and Samsung X120 Notebook. While the X120 is an 11.6” screen notebook, the X420 is a 14” screen laptop and the X520 is a 15.6” screen laptop……
All 3 laptops have provision for inserting a 3G SIM card for high speed internet access. WiFi and Bluetooth will be supported as well. Not many specifications are revealed yet. However, the presence of 3 USB ports, a 3-in-1 memory card reader, a VGA port and an HDMI output is confirmed. An Intel Dual Core processor will be used for processing. These mobile computers are coated with an anti-scratch UV coating and have a glossy finish.
Special security features have been incorporated in the trio for safe guarding the data within. First of all, the webcams integrated in these laptops, take a photograph when started. If an unauthorised user is detected, the laptops are automatically disabled. Moreover, there is an option to remotely delete data stored in the laptops too.
If you’ve got a hankering for some battery-sipping Core i3 ULV processors and live south of a certain 38th parallel line, you’ll probably want to take a close look at one of Samsung’s new designs. We hear on good authority that Sammy’s refreshed its X Series laptops with the 1.2GHz Core i3-330M processor, including the 11.6-inch X180 (with the same 3GB of DDR3 memory, 320GB hard drive and most everything else included in the X170 that came before) and the 14-inch X430, which leapfrogs its predecessor the X420 with dedicated GeForce 310M graphics. Both actually report less battery life than their forbears, as the new laptops are rated closer to eight than nine hours, but in the X430 it’s a small sum to pay to avoid integrated Intel video.
Another interesting aspect about the Samsung X-Series laptops is their battery lives. With 6-cell batteries each, they are capable of delivering 9 hours of life. For video playback, a 6-hour battery life is expected too. The X120 will feature a 4-cell battery. The weights of the X120, the X420 and the X520 are 1.36kg, 1.76kg and 2kg respectively.
We’re also hearing word of a AMD-powered 11.6-incher called the Samsung X125, which should be hitting Europe any minute now for €499 (roughly $647). It’s got a 1.7GHz Athlon II Neo K125 chip, 3GB memory, ATI Radeon 4225 graphics, and a manufacturer-reported five hours of battery life, all of which honestly sounds pretty unimpressive for the price. We know you can do better, Samsung. We believe.
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