Check out our review of the Samsung Series 7 all-in-one computer.
The IFA 2012 conference in Berlin is just days away from kickoff, and Samsung has already begun announcing its latest in Windows 8 lineup to prepare consumers for the brand new operating system. Starting at $750, Samsung is releasing new All-In-One (AIO) PCs, a sleek, space-saving device best suited for those just starting college and professionals working from home.
Available in two different screen sizes, the Series 5 and Series 7 are both powered by a third generation Intel Core Processor, with up to 8GB of RAM, a resolution of 1920 x 1080, and HD graphics and audio. The Series 5, the more modest of the two, allows for 500GB of internal memory with a 21.5-inch screen. Series 7 offers screens sizes of 23.6 or 27 inches, both with a hard disk drive of up to 1TB. Both models come complete with a wireless keyboard and mouse — no trackpad. We’re not sure why Samsung decided to stick with one resolution for the three screen sizes, but it ensures the graphics will not be compromised especially with the higher end model rocking an AMD Radeon HD graphic card.
The integrated camera on both Series 5 and Series 7 will recognize user’s finger movement, allowing for a natural gesture technology so you can swipe between pages or rotate your wrist to change the volume — all without getting your fingerprints all over the screen. It will be interesting to see how this gesture plays out in accompaniment of Windows 8, which is heavily touch-based compared to previous versions of the operating system.
“The expansion of our AIO line speaks to the success we’ve had in the PC market over the past year,” said Todd Bouman, vice president of product marketing at Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division. “Both of these new models take Samsung’s convergence technologies to the next level, completing the home computing experience by connecting the PC to other devices in the home environment.”
Series 7 start at $1,100 and goes up to $1,700. Both Series 5 and Series 7 are slated to debut on October 26.