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Samsung Brings Out its Windows 8 Smart PCs
By Jeremy Cheong - on 1 Nov 2012, 3:22pm

Samsung Brings Out its Windows 8 Smart PCs

Following the launch of Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows 8, many of its partners have been busy at work with launches one after another to showcase their latest devices, which not only run on the new OS but also boast touch screen capabilities.

Never one to miss out on the fun, Samsung has also launched its entry into the Windows 8 segment with the all-new Samsung ATIV Smart PC series, which incorporates the processing power of a PC and the convenience of a tablet design, enabling users to enjoy exceptional computing capabilities on-the-go.

Kwon Jae Hoon, Managing Director, Samsung Malaysia Electronics started off the event with a brief explanation on the new Samsung ATIV Smart PC

“The Samsung ATIV Smart PC series is a dynamic innovation from our fruitful partnership with Microsoft, which included an in-depth study of consumer needs and lifestyles, which are constantly evolving. We believer there is a need for devices that promise improved mobility and performance, bringing enhanced productivity to users who are constantly on-the-go,” said Kwon Jae Hoon, Managing Director, Samsung Malaysia Electronics.

“With our leadership in design and technology, and Microsoft's leadership in operating systems, together, we are able to provide customers with an enhanced and redefined computing experience – like never seen before – through high-quality and innovative technology incorporated with the Samsung ATIV Smart PC,” added Kwon.

“We are thrilled over the great excitement over one of the most anticipated operating system launches in recent history for the Malaysian IT industry. Samsung is an important partner to Microsoft and, together, we are committed to bringing great experiences to life for our consumers,” said Sunny Ooi, General Manager, Consumer Channels Group, Microsoft Malaysia.

The Samsung ATIV Smart PC is an 11.6-inch tablet and notebook hybrid that comes in two versions: the ATIV Smart PC Pro or ATIV Smart PC. The Pro variant comes with an Intel Core i5-3317U processor, while the latter comes with an Intel Atom Processor Z2760. Both will be available from November onwards and have a retail price of RM3,599 (Intel Core i5) and RM2,499 (Intel Atom)

Some may be wondering what ATIV actually means and Samsung has a clever explanation for it. ATIV is actually the reverse of the Latin word VITA which means 'Life' and this is a pledge by Samsung to make everyone's life extraordinary and filled with excitement.

Here are some of the accessories which can be purchased for the ATIV Smart PC

What makes the ATIV special is its detachable keyboard docking system, which enables users to easily switch from a clamshell notebook PC to a tablet device form. The Samsung ATIV Smart PC series brings mobility to a brand new height without compromising on performance. Users can now work on-the-desk and on-the-go, without the hassle of carrying around cumbersome adapters. Equipped with the renowned S Pen, the computing experience is redefined as the Samsung ATIV Smart PC series delivers real writing and drawing experiences for maximum productivity.

Model ATIV Smart PC Pro ATIV Smart PC


SuperBright Plus 400 nit Full HD LED Display (1920 x 1080)


Capacity - 47Wh

Up to 8 hours (based on Mobile Mark)

Capacity - 31Wh

Up to 13.5 hours (based on Mobile Mark)

Processor Intel Core i5 Processor 3317U Intel Atom Processor Z2760
Memory DDR 4GB DDR 2GB
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000 Intel Graphics Media Accelerator
Storage Up to 128GB SSD 64GB SSD
I/O Ports

1x USB3.0

2x USB2.0 (KBD)

1x mini-HDMI

1x microSD

1x USB2.0

2x USB2.0 (KBD)

1x mini-HDMI

1x microSD


Front - 2-megapixel

Rear - 5-megapixel

Front - 2-megapixel

Camera - 8-megapixel with Flash

Color Black Mystic Blue
Weight 884g (without keyboard) 744g (without keyboard)

Samsung's super slim and sexy Notebook Series 5 and Series 9 have also been given the Windows 8 treatment. The Notebook Series 5 even sports a touch screen upgrade.

This very sexy looking device here is the Samsung AIO PC Series 7, which comes with Windows 8, 3rd generation Intel Core i5 Processor, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 7690M graphics processor and 750GB HDD.This stylish 23.6-inch AIO also comes with a 10-finger multi-touch screen that enhances interactivity.

Besides just the ATIV Smart PC, Samsung also took this time to showcase its new and improved Notebook Series 5 and Series 9, which now run on Windows 8 and also feature a touch screen upgrade (Series 5). We also got to check out Samsung's new AIO PC Series 7, which also comes with Windows 8 and touch screen capabilities and a design that is both cutting-edge and stylish.

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