It’s raining ultrabooks in Samsung’s booth at Computex with two new models being demoed. These two new additions to the company’s arsenal may look like any other ultrabook in their Series 5 line but if you try to see beyond the not so impressive exterior, you’ll find that these two have something unique that sets them apart from their predecessors: they’re both touch-enabled.
The Ultra Touch is a classic clam-shaped laptop while the Ultra Convertible is reminiscent of Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga in that it can fold itself all the way back to make it look like a tablet with the keyboard found on its back.
Apart from that, these two ultrabooks feature similar specs: a 13-inch 1366 x 768 touchscreen display, one USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, Ethernet, HDMI, and a 4-in-1 memory card reader. The keyboard is the regular type you’ll find in other Series 5 ultrabooks – no backlit keys here. There’s also the combined mic/headphone jack.
One thing many found interesting is that both have a different trackpad. The Ultra Convertible has a more spacious trackpad while the Ultra Touch has a smaller one with discrete keys.
Samsung remains mum on other more important specs such as what processors they have under their hoods although there is that display card that lists a 500GB HDD. There’s also news that they are also being shipped with a flash storage to minimize boot time but it hasn’t been confirmed yet.
Both ultrabooks are currently being shipped to the US but Samsung has yet to announce a release date or even a price tag for each device.