Samsung Electronics introduced its thinnest-ever laptop, the Series 9 Notebook, which weighs 2.5 pounds and is a half-inch thick. The new computer will be priced at $1,399 for a 13-inch screen available Feb. 27.

Samsung introduced the new laptop, which it also said has unusually long battery life of 10 hours on its 15-inch version, priced from $1,499, at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Toud Bouman, senior VP of the company's enterprise business division, said the latest notebook is the second generation of a model that has proved highly popular with business executives as well as consumers.

The Samsung laptop is powered by Intel's Core i5 processor, introduced a year ago. At the CES, Intel customers including Lenovo Group and Asus have already announced laptops based on Intel's new Ultrabook chips, which only reached production last quarter.

The new Series 9 laptop features a 1600 x 900 resolution screen, with Samsung's SuperBright technology, which Bouman said was based on feedback from users of the earlier version.