Samsung launches premium notebook for Rs.1,02,990 in India

Samsung, in the news for its legal battle with Apple over patent rights, Friday launched the second generation of Samsung Notebook Series 9 in the Indian market priced at Rs.1,02,990.

"Currently we capture 9 percent market share in consumer PC segment with the launch of the premium products... we are optimistic that we will have a 12 percent market share by the end of this year," Ranjit Yadav, country head, Samsung Electronics' mobile and IT unit, told reporters.

"The new series 9 embodies the originality and heritage of its predecessor while eliminating unnecessary factors. The redefined aerodynamic design of the new series 9 represents the best of Samsung's design with top performance and functionality," he added.

Series 9 features Samsung's maxscreen technology, which minimizes the bezel size while maximizing the screen size by an extra inch. The 13-inch Series 9 measures O.5 inches and weights 1.16 kg -- 28 percent smaller than its predecessor.

It has the new Intel Core i7 processor allowing users an optimized power management while playing 3D games, editing and compressing large-size photos or multi-tasking.

A 256 GB solid state drive (SSD) provides plenty of storage, lower power consumption and improved performance with less noise and heat output.

The firm also announced the launch of the new Notebook series 5 550P with Intel's third generation Quad Core processor. The 15-inch model weighs 2.5 kg and is priced at Rs.62,990.

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