series 9 motherboard Samsung pulls apart its Series 9 notebook for your viewing pleasure

It's not too often that a manufacturer pulls apart one of its products down to near component level and then explains in detail what it has done to create the product in question, but Samsung has decided to give us a peek inside its 13.3-inch Series 9 notebook. In all fairness it doesn't give away every little detail, but the Series 9 is no less impressive on the inside than one of Apple's MacBook Air's.

It's not too often that a manufacturer pulls apart one of its products down to near component level and then explains in detail what it has done to create the product in question, but Samsung has decided to give us a peek inside its 13.3-inch Series 9 notebook. In all fairness it doesn't give away every little detail, but the Series 9 is no less impressive on the inside than one of Apple's MacBook Air's.

Samsung does have some advantages over many of its competitors, as the company produces all major components that would go inside one of its notebooks. Looking at the display this is very obvious as Samsung is using an extra slim LCD with a custom made controller board, something many of its competitors can't offer to this degree.

series 9 display Samsung pulls apart its Series 9 notebook for your viewing pleasure

The keyboard features OLED technology for the backlight rather than LED, something we didn't know and according to Samsung this is a first on a notebook. The touchpad is also different than in your average notebook, as it's made of polyethylene terephthalate or PET rather than relying on a more traditional PCB design and this apparently allows it to be some 40 percent thinner than your average touchpad.

series 9 keyboard Samsung pulls apart its Series 9 notebook for your viewing pleasure

Unusually for a notebook, Samsung designed a single sided PCB as apparently this would allow for a 16 percent reduction in thickness compared to a traditional notebook PCB. That said, as with most notebook motherboards, Samsung has broken it up into three different parts to fit around the cooling fans, with all the external connectors being fitted to two separate PCBs from the motherboard itself. The only standard component used is the mSATA SSD and it also appears to be the only user upgradeable part in the Series 9.

series 9 motherboard Samsung pulls apart its Series 9 notebook for your viewing pleasure

The cooling system consists of two heatpipes and a pair of 4mm thick fans, a fairly unusual design choice, but most likely a necessity due to the thin design. The 40Wh 6-cell battery pack takes up nearly as much space as the motherboard, although it's flanked by the speakers which are taking up a fair amount of space. Judging by the massive engineering that went into the Series 9, we wouldn't expect any big changes for Samsung's Ivy Bridge version. Instead we presume that Samsung will simply swap out the chipset and the CPU on the motherboard and go with the same chassis design, but it's possible that Samsung will surprise us and come up with something even more impressive. Hit the source link below for more pictures and details.

series 9 cooling Samsung pulls apart its Series 9 notebook for your viewing pleasure

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