Samsung Series 9 NP900X3D Windows 8 Ultrabook on pre-order at £1000

The Samsung Series 9 NP900X3D, which is very similar to the NP900X3C, costs £1000 at Currys and will be available for delivery as of 26 October.

The main difference between the two Ultrabooks is the processor used. The former uses an i5-2537M clocked at 1.4GHz (turbo boosted to 2.3GHz with 3MB cache), while the latter adopted a Core i7-3517U processor clocked at 1.9GHz with a 3GHz TurboBoost and 3MB cache.

The rest of the features are identical - both laptops have an all aluminium chassis, a 13.3in 1,600 x 900 400nit anti-reflective HD+ LED Display equipped with auto-sensors, 4GB of RAM, 128GB SSD, two USB ports, GbE, Bluetooth, HD camera, VGA and HDMI ports plus the promise of a 1.4 second wake up and an 8.7 second boot-up.

Samsung has bundled a few applications with the NP900X3D, including Microsoft Office Starter 2010, Samsung Recovery Solution, CyberLink YouCam and WildTangent Game console.