The thinnest 13.3″ and 15″ laptops so far, the NP900X3B and NP900X4B from the 2nd generation Samsung Series 9 are now available for pre-orders.
The Series 9 NP900X3B measures 0.51 inches in profile, while the NP900X4B is 0.58 inches thin. As it was announced last month, the laptops are priced at $1,399 and $1,499, respectively. The models offered at J&R are lower-end configurations with the Intel Core i5-2467M 1.60GHz processors and 128GB SSDs, but include high-res 1600×900 displays, Intel WiDi technology, and backlight keyboards. The smaller of the two notebooks – NP900X3B-A01US has 4GB of RAM, while the larger NP900X4B-A02US has 8GB.
Although there’s no info on shiping dates, we expect the laptops to hit the market by the end of the month, which is the officially announced time frame.
The 15-incher has specially dragged our attention because its much thinner than the thinnest 15″ laptops on the market, such as 0.97″ Dell XPS 15z (15.6″ display) and 0.95″ MacBook Pro 15 (15.4″ display). However, it’s worth noting that the Samsung uses Intel Core i-series ultra low voltage processors, which are generally slower than full-voltage counterparts used in the 15z and MacBook Pro and that the latter two have dedicated video cards.