All-In-One-PCs Coming This Fall Courtesy Of Samsung

By: Zach Walton - August 29, 2012

All-in-one-PCs are definitely one of the better performers in the PC market. Tablets and notebooks have been eating away at their market share, but they still have a healthy life ahead of them. Samsung still believes in the market potential and will be launching a number of new AIO PCs this fall.

Samsung announced the Series 7 and Series 5 AIO PCs on Tuesday. The PCs have been designed with Windows 8 in mind and feature 10-point touchscreens to take advantage of the new UI. The computers are expected to launch in late October alongside Windows 8. They are expected to cost anywhere between $750 to $1,700.

The Series 5 PCs will feature 21-inch screens, 500 GB hard drives and an Intel Core i3 processor. The graphics will be handled by Intel’s integrated HD graphics 4000 GPU. The Series 5 PCs will be on the lower end of the price spectrum.

The Series 7 PCs will feature a 23 or 27-inch screen. The 23-inch PC will feature an Intel Core i5 CPU and an Intel HD Graphics 4000 GPU. The 27-inch PC will feature an Intel Core i7 and an AMD Radeon HD 7850M GPU. The latter will the better choice for gamers looking for an AIO gaming PC, but it will be higher on the price scale.

Both the Series 5 and Series 7 PCs will feature resolutions set at 1920×1080. They will also feature Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, three USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports and a 3-in-1 multicard slot. The computers also feature hand gesture recognition that the computer can interpret from up to three feet away.

Samsung intends for these AIO PCs to be placed in the kitchen. The hand gestures will make them especially useful for those who can’t touch sensitive components due to wet hands. But in all reality, these new AIO PCs can be used in just about any situation. They’re slim enough to fit just about anywhere and they’re powerful enough for most, if not all, of your basic computing needs. Of course, we’ll have to see how they perform before anybody makes a final verdict.

[h/t: Slashgear]

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  • Eddie

    All in ones have been around for years, always thought they were slow low volume sellers. I don’t think I know anyone who has one, I’ve only seen them in the stores. 90% of people can get by with a $350-$500 Emachine tower/monitor/keyboard/speakers in the box, off the shelf system. Not sure at $750 for a “low end” all-in-one it makes much since. My relic of a HP 6510B $120 second-hand laptop does everything I need it to do, plus runs demanding recording software (Sony Acid Pro 7) and plug-ins (Amplitube 3, etc) with barely a mild hiccup every now and then.

  • Bob

    Judging by the cost, and the power they will remain rather a bit slow low volume sellers. I mean c’mon i3 processors? Intell integrated video? a Hard drive that is only 500 Gb? That is the range of most American PC buyers these days $750 bucks, You go up from there and still get low performance for the $1700. A 27inch monitor, a low end AMD (c’mon AMD makes better than that. No mention on the upgrade-ability if the thing. You are better off going to a computer nerd shop and getting a geek to custom build you a system. My son-in-law built a system that vastly out performs these for just $600 and bought a 27 inch monitor off e-bay cheap.

  • kurt

    I love my All-in-one Imacs, been using them for YEARS.

    • bernie

      Great plug for people who are considering imacs or the aforementioned samsung

  • Mickey

    That’s the way to make money…Buck the trend. It’s worked every time it’s tried. Henry Ford was wrong. Horses are still very big.