Samsung's 15-inch Series 9 Ultrabook Now Available for Pre-order

Now might not be the best time to buy a higher priced Ultrabook with Intel's Ivy bridge looming somewhere around the corner, and with it a batch of second generation Ultrabook models, but if you simply can't wait, Samsung's new Series 9 model is up for grabs in pre-order form. It's available at J&R for a cool $1,500 and is "coming soon," according to the listing.

What makes the Series 9 stand out among the crowd is its 15-inch display, whereas all other Ultrabook models are currently rocking 13.3-inch or 11-inch screens. The Series 9's 15-inch panel sports an LED backlight and a 1600x900 screen resolution.

In and around the 15-inch frame is an Intel Core i5 2467 processor clocked at 1.6GHz (up to 2.3GHz via Turbo Boost) with 3MB of cache, 8GB of DDR3 system memory, a 128GB mSATA solid state drive, Intel HD Graphics 3000, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GbE LAN, 1.3MP webcam, 4-in-1 memory card reader, backlit keyboard, a single USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port, micro HDMI, and of course Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.