At IFA 2011 today, Samsung announced the launch of a new notebook: the Samsung Series 7 CHRONOS. Featuring a nice brushed metal exterior, the looks good and is touted to perform just as well. To stand apart from the competition, Samsung has also managed to stuff in oversized displays into the notebooks – the 14” model packs a 15” display, while the 15” model packs a 15.6” display. Powered by Intel Core i5/i7 processors, and an AMD Radeon HD6750M – the CHRONOS should be good enough to run the latest games without much trouble. Other specs include 8GB of DDR3 RAM, a 750GB hard disk drive, a backlit keyboard and LCD, and a 1.3-megapixel HD webcam.
The notebook also features ExpressCache – a technology that accelerates boot-up and start times. It also has Samsung’s FastStart technology that lets the computer wake up from sleep in just 2 seconds, while QuickBoot lets you have a notebook that’s ready to go from cold in just 19 seconds. The Series 7 CHRONOS is also said to have a battery life of up to an impressive 9 hours on a single charge (though it wasn’t said what they were doing on the laptop to test it). But with the fast boot and wake up times and long battery life, it looks like Samsung is out to prove that tablets won’t be making notebooks obsolete just yet. I guess it’s going to come down to the price point when it’s released.