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Samsung reveals their Windows 8 devices


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After they announced that they will bring groundbreaking Windows 8 devices in an invitation for their event, Samsung finally revealed what they have made. The new line of so called Smart PCs will include Windows 8 ultrabooks, notebooks, tablet's and all-in-one PC'. This new line will be branded ATIV to separate them from Samsung’s Android based line. The two models are named Pro 700 T and 500 T; they will be a hybrid of tablets and notebooks. “A new category has arisen; the smart PC which is a combination of a PC and a tablet and Windows 8 is the linchpin,” Tim Baxter, Samsung’s American President, stated.

The entry level model, the 500 T will feature an Intel Atom Z2760 processor, 2GB of RAM, 64GB SSD drive, and a 11.6-inch display. It will weight only 1.65 lbs (0.45kg) and will retail for $749.99 with a keyboard (making it notebook), or $649.99 without it, which leaves you with a standalone tablet pc. The PRO 700 T model comes with a Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, 128 SSD drive, but also an 11.6-inch 10 finger touch display. Due to all these features the price is $1,199. Beside these ATIV Smart PCs Samsung also revealed their Series 5 Ultra Touch models. The base one starts at $809.99 and has aCore i3 processor that can be upgraded to an i5 if you pay $50 more. Both the base and second model have 4GB of Ram, 1366x768 pixels display and 500GB of hard drive with 24 gigs of ExpressCache. The weight is 3.83 lbs (1.36kg), which is quite a lot for and ultrabook.
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“Windows 8 is the catalyst for new categories of computing such as the Smart PC, but touch is also central to the Windows 8 experience” Baxter said, and we can see that he sees something good in the new Windows, unlike many others. Will the new Windows only be good for tablets and touch-screen PCs we are yet to see? It looks like that section of the market will be the only one Microsoft’s Windows 8 will do well at. Standard users and gamers will have to wait for Windows 9, or will just have to stay on Windows 7.

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Last modified on Tuesday, 16 October 2012 19:41

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