Samsung unveils supercharged Series 7 Ultrabooks

Samsung’s CES 2013 Keynote brought with it everything from TVs to refrigerators, but when it comes to computers, Samsung did not disappoint. The Korean manufacturer unveiled its two new Ultrabooks in its Series 7 lineup, and both emphasize speed, design, and touch in a way that Samsung feels will bring the “wow” back to computing.

Just as promised, the Series 7 Chronos and Ultra took the stage in Las Vegas today. Both descend from the beloved Series 9 laptop of yore, but run Windows 8 atop all that gloss.

The 15.6-inch Series 7 Chronos features a full-HD 1920 x 1080 touch display, runs a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, measures just 21mm thick, offers Dolby audio, a battery-life of up to 11 hours, and more than enough for the average work session. It even comes with a 4G LTE option, provided by Verizon.

Its little brother, the Series 7 Ultra, is only 17mm thick and features a 13-inch HD display. It also gives the user the option of either an i5 or i7 processor. With eight hours of battery life, Samsung promises enough power “to go from New York to Paris with juice to spare.”

Both Series laptops join Samsung’s flagship line, already occupied by the likes of the Series 7 Gamer and Slate. No word yet on pricing or availability, but the company has already made a strong showing for 2013.