Beirut, Lebanon (May, 2012) – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, announced its new Notebook Series 5 550P with a 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor, designed to extend its performance-driven offerings in the notebook PC category.
The Series 5 550P – offered in 15” and 17” sizes – is designed to meet users’ increasing demands for high-quality multimedia content with a number of powerful features. With Intel’s latest 3rd generation Core™ i7 Processor, dedicated graphics processing, a full HD display, a Blu-ray drive, generous storage capacity and JBL optimized speakers complete with subwoofer, the Series 5 550P delivers an exceptional multimedia experience even while on-the-go.
“Taking into account in-depth consumer feedback and a rapidly evolving content environment, we are offering the most optimized solution to users with the Series 5 550P. It offers a next-level ‘look, listen and feel’ experience that no other notebook will match,” said David Song, Senior Vice President of the IT Solutions Business at Samsung Electronics.
Multimedia Content Powerfully Delivered
Powered by Intel’s 3rd generation Core™ i7 Quad Core processor, the Series 5 550P features a 25% improvement on performance when compared to 2nd generation CPUs, while consuming 20% less power, ensuring twice as fast 3D gaming and media experiences. This is complemented with an NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 650M 2GB graphics card, a Blu-ray drive and up to 2TB of storage, ensuring easy access to multi-format content as well as seamless creating, playback, editing and storage of multimedia content.
Best AV Quality in its Class
The Series 5 550P features Samsung’s Superior LCD technology for a superior next-generation viewing experience, including an HD 1920×1080 high-resolution anti-reflective display with SuperBright 300nit brightness. Equipped with a Blu-ray drive, the notebook offers Full HD content playback in a portable form factor. An incredibly rich, vivid and crisp visual experience is further enhanced with integrated JBL optimized speakers and a Max Bass Boost subwoofer, providing enjoyment for eyes and ears all around.
Boosted Usability for Ease-of-use
To enable users to be fully capable of creating and enjoying content on the go, the Series 5 550P features a full-size keyboard with isolated numeric and direction keys. The improved touchpad with separated left and right clicks enhances usability. These functional advantages ensure no further attachments—such as an additional keyboard or mouse—are required.
Building on the design heritage of Samsung notebooks, the Series 5 550P has also been crafted for a compact appearance. The 15” model weighs just 2.5 kg (5.51 lbs) with a height of 29.9 ~ 30.4 mm (1.17” ~ 1.19”). The 17” model weighs 3.05 kg (6.72 lbs) with a height of 29.2 ~ 32.2 mm (1.14” ~ 1.26”).
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About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 206,000 people in 197 offices across 72 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index.