CES 2012: Samsung's Series 9 900X3B claims "world's thinnest" title

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Samsung’s pinched the title of “world’s thinnest laptop” at CES 2012 with the launch of their Series 9 900X3B ultrabook.

Measuring just 14.9mm at its thickest point and weighing 1.59kg for the 15 inch model, those svelte stats shrink down even more for the 13 incher to just 12.9mm and 1.16kg.

In both cases you’ll find at least a second-gen Intel Core i5 CPU, with options going up to 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD, allowing the laptop to boot from off in just 9.8 seconds, and wake up from standby in 1.4 seconds.

The screen benefits from a very narrow bezel, giving an almost edge-to-edge feel to the display. It sounds a very nice screen too, thanks to HD+ SuperBright Plus tech making for a screen 180% brighter than the last offering in the Series 9 range, and a viewing angle of 160-degrees.

Add in a 10 hour battery life and this sounds a very capable little computing workhorse.

No news yet on availability or pricing, but we’ll pass it on as we get it.

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Gerald Lynch