In Pictures: Ultrabooks - the newest, thinnest, lightest laptops

Ultrabooks, a term coined by Intel, gave name to the increasingly thin, light, fast and (relatively) cheap Windows laptops popping up over the last year in reaction to the Apple MacBook Air and the iPad-led tablet craze.

Samsung Series 5

Samsung's ground-breaking Series 9 ultra-thin laptop is too expensive to be considered a true ultrabook, but its Series 5 machine fits the bill. The sleek aluminum Series 5 machine comes in two sizes: 13-inch and 14-inch displays, with the main difference being that the 14-inch contains a DVD drive and is slightly thicker, heavier and more expensive.

• 13.3-inch and 14-inch display

• Intel Core i5-2467M Processor

• 4GB DDR3 memory

• 500GB hard drive capacity, with 16GB solid-state cache

• 6.5 hours of battery life

• Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

• 0.69 inches thick (13-inch), 0.82 inches thick (14-inch)

• 3.24 lbs. (13-inch), 3.94 lbs. (14-inch)

• $899 (13-inch), $949 (14-inch), $1099 (13-inch model with 128GB solid-state drive)

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