$799 – Samsung Series 9 Laptop 2.5 lbs

Microsoft Store offers the 2.56 lbs Samsung Series 9 Laptop, Model No. 900X3B-A02, for $799 with free shipping.  The original price is $1,299, Microsoft is temporarily cutting $500 off and the price could be back up at any minute.  You could also upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $14.99 if you buy it between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013.

Samsung Series 9 Laptop 900X3B-A02 features:

  • DISPLAY | 13.3 in LED backlit (1600 x 900)
  • PROCESSOR | Intel Core i5-2467M 1.60 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.30 GHz
  • MEMORY | 4 GB DDR3 1333 MHz
  • OPERATING SYSTEM | Windows 7 Home PremiumPC
  • MEDIA DRIVE | 4-in-1 memory card reader
  • VIDEO | Intel HD Graphics 3000 with shared graphics memory
  • PORTS | 1 USB 3.0 • 1 USB 2.0 • Micro HDMI • Headphone output/Microphone input combo • VGA • RJ-45 (10/100/1000 via included dongle)
  • BATTERY | 6-cell lithium-polymer (up to 7 hours)
  • CAMERA | Integrated webcam
  • WIRELESS | 802.11a/b/g/n • Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) capable (separate adapter required)
  • DIMENSIONS | 12.40 x 8.60 x 0.51 in (314.96 x 218.44 x 12.95 mm)
  • WEIGHT | 2.56 lbs (1.16 kg)
  • COLOR | Silver

Samsung Series 9 Laptop 900X3B-A02

Here is more details from Microsoft Store product page:

The second-generation Samsung Series 9 Laptop is one of the thinnest, lightest, and most elegantly designed notebooks you’ll find. It’s an amazing half-inch thick and has been updated with a sandblasted aluminum finish (forget about scratches and fingerprints) and has a 1600 x 900 resolution display that delivers outstanding vibrancy and sharpness with wide viewing angles.
• Weight of only 2.5 pounds makes it incredibly easy to transport wherever you need to go
• Clean design touches include smooth, polished edges and a spacious, buttonless trackpad that blends into the palm rest
• Well-spaced keyboard with amply sized keys is comfortable to use and is backlit to keep you typing after the lights go down
• 128 GB solid state drive enables fast bootups and sleep-resume times, and is more durable than standard hard-disk drives

The original Samsung Series 9 Laptop was already a winning combination of form and function, but Samsung raised the bar even higher with this updated version. It’s lighter and slimmer than its predecessor at 0.51 inches and 2.5 pounds, down from 0.64 and 2.8. It also fits its 13.3-inch display into a 12-inch frame to give you more screen for edge-to-edge views. And that’s where this PC really shines—the display’s 1600 x 900 gives you excellent picture quality in a PC this size, perfect for viewing everything from photos to movies to work documents. Reflections are also kept to a minimum thanks to a matte finish.

Performance-wise, the Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost and 4 GB of RAM easily handle heavy loads of work and play. Multimedia options are equally solid with Intel Wireless Display which lets you stream PC content to a monitor or big-screen TV (separate adapter required), and Micro HDMI for watching movies on your HDTV. Portability is further enhanced with up to seven hours of battery life which will keep you going on long flights and jam-packed days of meetings and classes. And, with Samsung’s Battery Life Plus technology, the battery will retain 80 percent of its original capacity for up to 1,500 charges—up to five times more than other notebooks.

Other than this Samsung Series 9 Laptop, you may also be interested in another 5.7-lb. Samsung 15? Laptop (Model No. NP305V5A-A0CUS) for $349 with free shipping.