Samsung outs Windows 8-powered All-in-One PC Series 7, and Windows RT-powered Ativ Smart PC/Smart PC Pro

    Samsung has just launched its new line of devices carrying the latest Windows OS. Among these devices are the company’s new all-in-one PC and its RT-powered hybrid devices.


    Samsung All-in-One PC Series 7

    The Series 7 is Samsung’s newest All-in-One PC running on a Windows 8 OS. It features a 23-inch PLS touch screen and comes with a wireless keyboard. The device runs on a 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processor and a dedicated AMD Radeon HD graphics chip. The screen is 10-finger multitouch-enabled, has pinch-to-zoom capabilities, and has a resolution of a whopping 2560 x 1440 pixels. Plus, it comes with 8GB RAM and a 1TB hard drive.

    The device has a built-in optical drive on its right flank, while the USB 3.0 ports, the SD card slot, and the audio jacks can be found on its left side underneath a removable flap.

    The Samsung All-in-One PC Series 7 is said to have a retail price starting at PHP 69,990 and will be out in the market hopefully by the end of the month.


    Samsung Ativ Smart PC Pro

    Remember our post about Samsung’s mysterious teaser video on YouTube? Well, here it is—in the flesh.

    The Samsung Ativ Smart PC Pro is a Windows 8-powered tablet/notebook PC hybrid. The tablet part comes with a dock featuring a full keyboard. The tablet has a magnetic form factor so you can switch from tablet to PC mode with ease. It wields an Intel Core i5/PDC/Celeron chip, an Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics card, and 4GB DDR3 RAM and a 128GB SSD for storage.

    The tablet is 11.9mm thin and weighs 888g, but when you attach the dock, the entire device is 21.9mm and weighs 1.6kg

    It has a sizeable 11.6-inch PLS display with a Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution. It has an accelerometer, which is great for tablet mode, but it also has a physical rotation lock switch that prevents the screen orientation from changing when you’re using it in PC mode.

    The Ativ Smart PC Pro comes with the same pressure-sensitive Wacom S-Pen model that comes with Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. The tablet part has front and rear cameras, wielding 2.0- and 5.0-megapixel sensors, respectively. On its side are the 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB 3.0 port, a microSD card slot, a microHDMI for video output and a volume rocker. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and 3G/4G (with SIM slot).

    The keyboard dock is made of metal and holds chiclet keys that aren’t backlit. The dock adds two additional USB 2.0 ports. We noticed that the dock didn’t have a full SD card reader, so you’d have to plug-in an external card reader when you want to transfer photos from your SD card.

    The spec sheet says the estimated battery life of the Ativ Smart PC Pro is 8 hours. It retails at PHP 59,900 and will be out by next month.


    Samsung Ativ Smart PC 

    The Ativ Smart PC is a much more budget-friendly version of the Smart PC Pro. It’s powered by an Intel Clover Trail Dual-core chip and Windows 8 and has an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator as its graphics chip. It comes with LPDDR2 2GB system memory and 128GB storage. Like the Smart PC Pro, the device also comes with the same S-Pen.

    The Ativ Smart PC hosts the same 11.6-inch screen as the Smart PC Pro, only with a lower resolution at 1366 x 768 pixels. The tablet part is only 9.9mm thin, but it becomes a lot thicker when the dock is attached, checking in at 20.5mm. It originally weighs 750g, and becomes 1.48kg when the keyboard dock is attached. It also has a magnetic form factor for easy switching from PC to tablet mode.

    Like the Smart PC Pro, the Smart PC also has a 2.0-megapixel camera upfront. The main camera is at the back of the device. It has an 8.0-megapixel sensor, giving the Smart PC’s primary camera a higher megapixel count than that of the Smart PC Pro.

    It has a USB 2.0 port, an SD card slot, and a microHDMI port. The device is Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and 4G/3G-enabled. It has an estimated battery life of 14.5 hours, which is longer than that of the Smart PC Pro, and also comes in Mystic Blue. The Ativ Smart PC retails at PHP 35,900.

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