Samsung has announced that its second generation Series 9 laptop will be launched on 25 February, touting the device's high-level specifications and all-day battery life.
The device will at first only be sold by John Lewis, retailing for £1,199, with other retailers including Amazon and Dixons then offering the device later this year.
The latest model of the Series 9 was first glimpsed during CES in January. Although not labelled as an ultrabook, the Series 9 has features that make it comparable to devices such as the Asus Zenbook UX31 and Acer Aspire S3 range.
The laptop, which runs Windows 7 Home Premium, is powered by a 1.6GHz Intel Core i5-2467M dual-core processor, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, and features a 128GB SSD.
To meet the portability needs of business users, the device is just 12.9mm thick and weighs 1.16kg.
The chassis includes a 13.3in 400nit display with a 1600x900 resolution and Samsung has added an anti-reflective coating to the screen making it suitable for use both within offices and outdoors.
The laptop will feature a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port, a headphone/microphone jack and an SD card slot. Samsung has also included a micro-HDMI port.
The firm claims the device has a battery life of up to seven hours, although a spokesperson told V3 at CES that users can expect around six hours of life when used constantly.
The manufacturer also includes a Fast Boot Feature that allows the device to resume in 1.4 seconds.
Khidr Suleman is a reporter at V3.co.uk, a role he has fulfilled since June 2010. He covers business hardware news and reviews, including smartphones, laptops, tablets, projectors and printers, as well as online applications.
Prior to joining V3.co.uk, Khidr worked as a freelance technology journalist. He studied law at the University of Reading and completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Magazine Journalism and Online Writing at PMA Training.