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.
“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.
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.
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|
2x USB2.0 (KBD)
2x USB2.0 (KBD)
Front - 2-megapixel
Rear - 5-megapixel
Front - 2-megapixel
Camera - 8-megapixel with Flash
|Weight||884g (without keyboard)||744g (without keyboard)|
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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