Samsung Ships $1160 Series 9 Core i3-Based Ultraportable

Samsung's Series 5 Chromebook stole the show last week, but it's clear that the Series 9 is a more premium machine. Samsung's new ultraportable flagship is finally on sale in America, with a stiff starting price of $1160. The company just launched pre-orders on the device last month, and now they're shipping. Great news for those who pre-ordered! The body is aluminum, and inside there's a Core i3-380UM processor, 2GB of memory, and a 64GB solid state drive.

It weighs 2.3lbs., and has a 1.3MP webcam, Bluetooth 3.0, WiMAX support and a screen resolution of 1366x768. Enough to warrant a nearly $1200 price tag? Up to you, but boy, it does look beautiful.