Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch comparison

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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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Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 2013)

Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 2013)
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Toshiba Satellite U845t

Toshiba Satellite U845t
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Price $459 to $678 at 2 stores $1,039 at 1 store $1,399 to $1,523 at 3 stores $885 to $999 at 2 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: 8.4 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 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 4.0 stars out of 15 reviews 2.5 stars out of 3 reviews
Release date August 28, 2012 September 03, 2013 June 19, 2013 June 10, 2013 January 06, 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. Apple keeps the latest MacBook Air updates on the inside, but greatly improved battery life and a lower starting price make up for a lack of flashy design changes. 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.

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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
MacBook Air - 128 GB
Apple MacBook Air - 13.3 in - Core i5 - Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion - 4 GB RAM Flash storage SSD
- 14 in - 3rd Gen Core i5 - Microsoft Windows 8 - 6 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD
Toshiba Satellite U845t-S4165 i5-3337U
Packaged Quantity 1
Info unavailable Info unavailable 1
Software Included Samsung Fast Start
Fast Browsing
Samsung Fast Solutions
AllShare Play
Info unavailable Info unavailable Apple QuickTime
Apple iTunes
Apple Dashboard
Notification Center
Drivers & Utilities
Apple iLife '11
Apple Safari
Apple DVD Player
Apple Mac App Store
Apple Launchpad
Apple Mission Control
Apple FaceTime
Apple Automator
Apple Image Capture
Apple Dictionary
Apple Calculator
Apple Preview
Apple System Preferences
Apple TextEdit
Apple Stickies
Apple Time Machine
Photo Booth
Apple AirPlay
Game Center
Apple Mac OS X Chess
Apple Mac OS X Mail
Apple AirDrop
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
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
Battery 4-cell
Info unavailable Info unavailable up to 12 hour(s)
6-cell - up to 6.25 hour(s)
System Type Notebook
Info unavailable Info unavailable Notebook
Display 13.3 in LED backlight Yes 1366 x 768 / HD
13.3 in 3200 x 1800
13 in 3200 x 1800
13.3 in LED backlight 1440 x 900 / WXGA+
14 in 1366 x 768
LED backlight Yes TruBrite / HD
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000
Info unavailable Intel HD 4400
Intel HD Graphics 5000
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Operating System Windows 8 64-bit Edition
Microsoft Windows 8.1
Info unavailable Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Microsoft Windows 8
Storage 500 GB HDD / 5400 rpm + 24 GB SSD cache
128 GB SSD
Info unavailable 128 GB
Flash storage SSD
128 GB SSD
Dimensions (WxDxH) 12.4 in x 8.6 in x 0.8 in
15.5 mm
13.6 mm
12.8 in x 8.9 in x 0.7 in
13.5 in x 9.1 in x 0.8 in
Weight 3.7 lbs
3.1 lbs
3.06 lbs
3 lbs
3.8 lbs
Networking 802.11n , Gigabit Ethernet , None
Bluetooth 4.0
Info unavailable Info unavailable Bluetooth 4.0 None
802.11n , 10/100 Ethernet , None
Optical Drive None
Info unavailable Info unavailable None
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
Core i5 4 1.3 GHz ( 2.6 GHz ) / 3 MB Cache
Intel 3rd Gen Core i5
3 i5-3337U / 1.8 GHz ( 2.7 GHz ) / 3 MB Cache
Memory 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
4 GB
Info unavailable 4 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM
6 GB
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