Samsung Windows 8 PC Lineup Includes Tablets, AIOs
Among the new Samsung devices running Microsoft's Windows 8 OS are two convertible tablets and touch-screen AIO desktop PCs.Samsung unveiled its family of PCs that would be optimized for Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system, including mobile PC and all-in-one product lines. Samsung also offers a range of applications across devices, including Samsung Quick Starter, and applications for the S Pen styles, such as S Note and S Memo. The Series 5 Ultra Touch is Samsung's first Ultrabook with a 10-finger multi touch-screen. Inside sits a third-generation Intel Core i3 or i5 processor, 500GB hard drive, 1.3-megapixel camera and 4G double data rate (DDR) memory. Other features include premium multimedia capabilities, a high-definition screen, a USB 3.0 port, a three-in-one card reader and Bluetooth 4.0 technology. The Samsung ATIV Smart PC 500T is engineered for mobile users and allows them to switch between a traditional clamshell notebook PC and tablet PC, while the ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T, designed for on-the-go professionals with an Intel Core i5 processor, can also switch between a clamshell and tablet form factor. The ATIV devices are preloaded with S Pen optimized apps such as S Note, S Memo and S Cloud. With 1,024 levels of sensitivity, the S Pen is designed for intuitive content creation, and offers features, including handwriting-to-text conversion and varying thickness when drawing or writing, depending on the pressure applied. For desktops, Samsung gave consumers a look at the Series 5 all-in-one (AIO), was designed to serve as a "kitchen PC," with a keyboard and mouse that fit between the legs of the base to open up counter space and a slightly smaller screen size. The AIO will sport an Intel Core i3 processor and HD graphics, Bluetooth 4.0 technology, HD audio, and a 21.5-inch high-definition 10-point multitouch display. The Series 7 AIO recognizes hand gestures in addition to the 10-finger touch capability and sports a 23.6-inch or 27-inch HD display.