Samsung’s 13.3-inch Series 9 ultrabook managed to turn some heads when it was first revealed by Samsung, but despite the $1,299 (BHD 490) price tag, its 1.7GHz Core i5 Ivy Bridge processor and 128GB of SSD storage just didn’t cut it for those who were expecting a lot of good things from the ultrabook model. It’s also not customizable, so those who were hoping for a better configuration and more options were disappointed. It seems like Samsung listening to its reviewers and fans though, as a new page for the Series 9 computer has been spotted, but this time it flaunts a slightly more powerful version of the 13.3-inch ultrabook with configurations that might be able to satisfy those who are complaining about a weak processor and meager drive for something that’s supposed to be high-end. From a 1.7GHz Core i5-3317U, the upgraded version will be getting a Core i7-3517U with 1.9GHz that can turbo all the way up to an impressive 3.0GHz instead of the other model’s 2.6GHz. Meanwhile, its storage has been doubled to become 256GB of solid state space. It wont give the new 13.3-inch Series 9 version an overly large edge over its base-level sibling however, as there’s not much difference between the i5 and i7 Ivy Bridge models. The extra storage real estate is definitely worth taking note of though, especially since solid state drives for ultrabooks are difficult to come by, and rather expensive at that.
Unfortunately, those are the only two details that are changed for the upgraded Series 9, as everything else will remain the same. Its RAM will remain a rather low 4GB of DDR3 make, while the graphics card is still the integrated Intel HD 4000. Meanwhile, the 13.3-inch screen’s resolution stays LED HD+ with 1600 x 900px of resolution and 400 nits of SuperBright Plus tech for brightness. Its dimensions haven’t changed either, making it look exactly like the lower-end version. Bigger specs mean higher prices though, and the slightly better hardware adds $400 to the ultrabook’s price, making the upgraded 13.3-inch Series 9 sell for $1,699 (BHD 640).