Today at CES 2016 Samsung announced two new laptops running Windows 10, and they are certainly stunners. In fact, Samsung may have very well created the lightest Ultrabooks yet that still run full Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors, you won't find any Atom or Core M processors here.

The 15-inch Samsung Notebook 9 (notice they dropped 'ATIV') weighs a mind-blowing 2.84lbs (1.29kg) and uses an Intel 6th-generation Skylake-U Core i5 or Core i7 CPU with Intel HD520 graphics. There is no word on battery life delivered from the 39Wh battery, but Samsung says "all day" and highlight the rapid charge system that can give two hours of power in with just a 20-minute charge.

Samsung Notebook 9 15-inch

Category Specification
Operating System Windows 10
Platform Intel 6th Gen. Platform (SkyLake-U)
Display 15", 350nit, FHD(1920x1080), PLS, 180°, LR
Processor Intel Core i5/i7
Graphics Intel HD520
Storage 128GB / 256GB SSD
System Memory 4 / 8GB LPDDR3 (On board)
Wired LAN Gigabit
Wireless LAN 802.11 ac 2x2 802.11 ac 2x2
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1 Bluetooth 4.1
Sound 2W x 2 speakers
Integrated Camera 720p
Mic Internal Dual Array Digital Mic
Keyboard 1.5mm stroke, Backlit
I/O Ports 2 x USB 3.0
1 x USB Type C (PD, DP support w/ 5Gbps)
AC Adapter 40W
Dimensions 346.5 x 236.8 x 14.5mm
Weight 2.84lb (1.29kg)
Battery 5,120mAh, 39Wh
Design Material / Color Mg / Iron Silver, Modern Pink

No word on pricing, although you know it will be high. Availability for the new Ultrabook will be in early 2016 at select retailers and A similar Notebook 9 version with a 13-inch display will also be offered and that one is just 1.85 pounds.

Samsung has created a gorgeous contender here and in a world dominated by 4.5-pound 15-inch laptops, you have to give them credit for a 33% percent weight reduction. Hopefully, however, it wasn't all in the battery. Stay tuned for more coverage of these devices later today.