Reviews Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch
6.9
RCT SCORE
RCT SCORE 6.9 / 10

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Samsung's Series 5 UltraTouch is a Windows 8 Ultrabook featuring a 13.3-inch multi-touch display (1366 x 768), 4GB of RAM and an Intel Core i5 processor (1.7GHz). It offers a 500GB hard drive with a 24GB flash drive on hard for fast bootups. 

You'll find a 1.3-megapixel camera, Dolby audio, built-in Bluetooth, SD card slot and integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000. The base model will set you back $849.

Reviewers had something of a cautious endorsement for the Series 5 UltraTouch. Most lauded its performance, display and usability but all were concerned about its price. There are other Windows 8 Ultrabooks on the market with comparable specs for less. 

 

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Keeps It Simple
Samsung's midprice Series 5 UltraTouch looks and feels like a more expensive machine, but keeps it simple by skipping the complex hybrid mechanics of so many new Windows 8 systems.
CNET.com
 
Solid if Slightly Overpriced
It's a solid option for people who want the Ultrabook experience (read: something relatively lightweight) but don't have $1,200 to burn on a new machine.
Engadget.com
 
The Edges Are Too Sharp!
The edges on this Ultrabook are simply too sharp, which resulted in some uncomfortable moments. We strongly encourage the company to tweak the design, which is otherwise sturdy and...
Laptop Mag.com
 
Compares Well to the Competition - If a Bit More Expensive
The Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch compares well to other competitors, though the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga also offers a convertible design that doubles as a tablet while the Samsung puts...
PC Magazine.com
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