Samsung Sens is the notebook computer series made by Samsung Electronics. Samsung notebooks are designed similarly to the Acer Aspire, Asus Transformer and Zenbook, Dell Inspiron, HP Pavilion and Envy series, Lenovo IdeaPad and Toshiba Satellite. While they were available in many countries, the Sens notebook line were for some years not sold in the United States and Canada (with the exception of the Ultraportable Q Series). However, in mid-October 2008, Samsung announced that it would be re-launching its Sens notebooks on the US market.
There are nine series of Sens laptops and 2-in-1s: M, N, Notebook 7, Notebook 9, P, Q, R, X and G.
- M- This series includes laptop computers with large screens (17"~19") and faster processors (Core 2 Duo), graphic cards, etc. For example: M50, M55, M70.
- N- This is Samsung's newly launched netbook line-up, with the emphasis on keeping size, weight and cost to a minimum. The first N-series model worldwide is the Sens NC10. They continue their N line with NF line.
- Notebook 7- The Samsung Notebook 7 spin (13-inch) and Samsung Notebook 7 spin (15-inch) are 2-in-1 notebooks with a 13-inch and 15-inch touchscreen and Intel Core i5 and i7 processors and graphic cards, etc. It competes with Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300, TP500, TP550, HP Pavilion 13 x360, HP Envy x360, Lenovo Flex 2 15, 3 15 and Toshiba Satellite Fusion.
- Notebook 9- The Samsung Notebook 9 spin is a 2-in-1 notebook with a 13-inch touchscreen and Intel Core i7 processor. It competes with Acer Aspire R 14, Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series-2-in-1 and Lenovo Yoga 3 14.
- P- This Sens was a mainstream notebook - a kind that is noted with the characteristics of being fair in price, heavy, short in battery life, and thick. But now, it is in the process of being discontinued in many countries.
- Q- This series is an ultraportable, or at least they are quite light laptops. It has the characteristics of portable laptops: long battery life, small screen size, rather thin and light. Q series includes Q30(Also Sold as Dell Latitude X1), Q40(Core Solo), Q35(Core 2 Duo or Celeron M), and UMPCs, Q1 and Q1 Ultra. Recently, the 13.3" screen Q70 was released bringing a new maximum screen size into the Q range. Both the Q70 and 12.1" Q45 introduce the Santa Rosa platform in Samsung notebooks. They continue their Q line with QX line.
- R/RF- This is the new mainstream line-up after P. It includes somewhat heavier and faster laptops, in fair prices. Its models include R45, R50, R65, etc.(discontinued) or R40(budget Core 2 Duo laptop), R55/R70(high-end), R19/R20. For new Samsung laptops having Core i Series CPUs, they use RF line instead of R line.
- X- This Sens is a thin and light notebook - a kind that shares the characteristics of an ultraportable with exception of being heavier, wider in screen size, and stronger in processing power. It is around 14 inches, such as X06, X1(discontinued) and X11(Core 2 Duo). From i-series cpus, they continue X series with SF series.
- Sens also has G models, which are laptops without batteries, or to be exact, mobile desktops. It is a budget PC series being very heavy in weight and low processing power. It has two models, G10 and G15.
- Kim, Yun-Hee (2008-10-13). "Samsung Enters US Notebook, Netbook Market With Five Models". Dow Jones Newswires. Retrieved 2008-10-14.
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