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.