Samsung uses aircraft tech for new ZX310 laptop

The Samsung ZX310 - made of Adamantium and shaped like a whale...or something
The Samsung ZX310 - made of Adamantium and shaped like a whale...or something

Samsung has unveiled its new ZX310 notebook, bringing with it high end specs in a aircraft/sports car chassis combo.

With a press release that reads more like a lads' weekend away tick-list than a notebook release, the new ZX310 is "crafted from Duralumin, a lightweight material that is twice as strong as aluminium and normally used in advanced aircraft design."

The Samsung design team promises it will be rugged enough to withstand a lifestyle both at home and on the go, but still found time to run it through a wind-tunnel to offer an "aerodynamic style and refined line design inspired by premium sports cars".

Battery life - power up!

Samsung is promising a battery life up to three times faster than standard notebooks, using a SSD (up to 256GB), Intel's i5 or i7 CPU and a lithium-polymer battery, with a super-fast 12 second boot up time as well.

The screen is also top-end tech, with a 13-inch display size, a 400 nit resolution and 1,300:1 contrast ratio all making it a highly visible and vibrant display, with automatic brightness adjustment to help conserve battery further, as well as an intelligently-lit keyboard for those darker PC moments.

A 1.3MP integrated webcam and Windows 7 integration round off the spec sheet, although we haven't got anything fun like a UK release date or anything resembling UK pricing to give you at the moment. Let's say it will launch in 2012 and cost £72,000... at least that way we'll hopefully be pleasantly surprised on both fronts.

Gareth Beavis
Formerly Global Editor in Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.