Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch comparison

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Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch

Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch
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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro

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Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus

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Toshiba Satellite U845t

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Sony Vaio Fit 14

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Price $459 to $629 at 2 stores $1,099 at 1 store $1,289 to $1,523 at 5 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 2.5 stars out of 3 reviews 3.5 stars out of 11 reviews 5.0 stars out of 2 reviews 2.5 stars out of 3 reviews 1.0 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date August 28, 2012 September 03, 2013 June 19, 2013 January 06, 2013 May 03, 2013
The Bottom Line 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. A major update to our favorite Windows 8 hybrid, the IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro is still a better laptop than tablet, but the new version adds a future-proof better-than-HD display at a great price. If you’re just looking for an all-around excellently made Windows touch ultrabook and don’t mind that it's on the expensive side (and doesn’t convert to a tablet), the improved Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus is worth the investment. While it's not going to dazzle anyone, the Toshiba Satellite U845T is a great example of exactly how much laptop $799 should buy in 2013. The Sony Vaio Fit 14 is an all-around excellent laptop for the money that will satisfy the basic demands of everyday use for many people and look good doing it.

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Product Description Samsung Series 5 Ultra - 3rd Gen Core i5
- 13.3 in i5-3317U - Windows 8 64-bit Edition - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB HDD
- 13.3 in - 4th gen Core i3 4010U - Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 4 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD
- 13 in - 4th gen Core i5
- 14 in - 3rd Gen Core i5 - Microsoft Windows 8 - 6 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD
Toshiba Satellite U845t-S4165 i5-3337U
Sony VAIO F Series VAIO F - 3rd Gen Core i5 i5-3337U - Microsoft Windows 8 - 8 GB RAM - 750 GB
- 14 in Hybrid Drive
Packaged Quantity 1
Info unavailable Info unavailable 1
1
Software Included Samsung Fast Start
Fast Browsing
Samsung Fast Solutions
AllShare Play
Info unavailable Info unavailable Toshiba Password Utility
Toshiba Recovery Media Creator
Toshiba Recovery DiskCreator
Toshiba Service Station
Skydrive Desktop
Toshiba Resolution+
SRS Premium Sound 3D
Adobe Flash Player
Norton Online Backup (30 days trial)
Toshiba PC Health Monitor
Toshiba HDD Protection
Intel Wireless Display Technology 3.0
Windows Live Movie Maker
Toshiba Eco Utility
WildTangent Game Console
Origin
Windows Live Essentials
Toshiba Sleep Utility
Toshiba App Place
Toshiba Book Place
Microsoft Internet Explorer 10
Norton PC Checkup
Microsoft Office 365 (30 days trial)
Norton Internet Security (30 days subscription)
Toshiba Media Player
Norton Anti-Theft (30 days trial)
Toshiba Maintenance Utility
Windows Live Photo Gallery
VAIO Care
Imagination Studio VAIO Edition
ArtRage Studio
Sound Forge Audio Studio
Microsoft Office 2010 (Trial)
Sony ACID Music Studio
Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum
Sony DVD Architect Studio
VAIO Movie Creator
Sony PlayMemories Home
Kaspersky Internet Security (30 days subscription)
Battery 4-cell
Info unavailable Info unavailable 6-cell - up to 6.25 hour(s)
up to 4.4 hour(s)
System Type Notebook
Info unavailable Info unavailable Ultrabook
Notebook
Display 13.3 in LED backlight Yes 1366 x 768 / HD
13.3 in 3200 x 1800
13 in 3200 x 1800
14 in 1366 x 768
LED backlight Yes TruBrite / HD
1600 x 900
14 in LED backlight / HD+
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000
Info unavailable Intel HD 4400
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Intel Graphics HD 4000
Operating System Windows 8 64-bit Edition
Microsoft Windows 8.1
Info unavailable Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 8
Storage 500 GB HDD / 5400 rpm + 24 GB SSD cache
128 GB SSD
Info unavailable 128 GB SSD
750 GB / 5400 rpm
Hybrid Drive ( 8 GB flash )
Dimensions (WxDxH) 12.4 in x 8.6 in x 0.8 in
15.5 mm
13.6 mm
13.5 in x 9.1 in x 0.8 in
13.3 in x 9.3 in x 0.9 in
Weight 3.7 lbs
3.1 lbs
3.06 lbs
3.8 lbs
4.85 lbs
Networking 802.11n , Gigabit Ethernet , None
Bluetooth 4.0
Info unavailable Info unavailable 802.11n , 10/100 Ethernet , None
NFC , Gigabit Ethernet , None
Bluetooth 4.0 HS
Wi-Fi
Optical Drive None
Info unavailable Info unavailable None
CD-RW / DVD
Processor 3rd Gen Core i5
Intel 3 i5-3317U / 1.7 GHz ( 2.6 GHz ) / 3 MB Cache
Intel 4th gen Core i3 4010U / 1.7 GHz / 3 MB Cache
Intel 4th gen Core i5
Intel 3rd Gen Core i5
3 i5-3337U / 1.8 GHz ( 2.7 GHz ) / 3 MB Cache
Intel 3rd Gen Core i5 i5-3337U / 3 MB Cache
3 1.8 GHz ( 2.7 GHz )
Memory 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
4 GB
Info unavailable 6 GB
DDR3 SDRAM
8 GB
DDR3L SDRAM
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