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Samsung unveils its new Series 7 All-in-One PCBy Ryan Noik 5 November 2012 | Categories: news
Samsung Electronics has unveiled its new All-In-One (AIO) PC Series 7, which builds on the premium aspects of the Samsung Series 9 notebook. According to the company, the new offering has been crafted to “deliver an entirely new AIO PC experience”.
To start with, the PC boasts some impressive specs: a 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processor, 8 GB RAM, a dedicated AMD Radeon HD 7850M graphics processor and up to 1 TB HDD and 64 GB SSD drives. Also onboard is a WQHD display with resolution of 2560 × 1440, a Blu-ray drive, and 14 Watt speakers.
Additionally, Samsung has assured that the 24” screen boasts a viewing angle of 178 degrees, both vertically and horizontally, in order to accommodate the desire to watch a movie with friends.
Samsung's new AIO PC boasts some impressive, and high-end, specifications.
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However, the AIO’s greatest distinction may come from sense recognition features such as 10-finger multi-touch screen control and hand gesture commands, along with the addition of Windows 8.
This, the company asserts, is “a technological leap in interactivity”, surpassing traditional two-finger multi-touch by providing full touch control using all ten fingers. Samsung explained that this enhanced sensitivity enables users to enjoy the full capabilities of the latest entertainment applications or perform complicated content editing.
Along with pinch-to-zoom to magnify content or rotate images, and the ability to scroll through pages, using ten multi-touch functions, the new AIO PC has five hand gesture recognition features. These allow users to control the device with a flick of their wrist from up to a meter away.
Some examples of the technology in action include swiping right or left to turn the pages of an e-book, or rotating one’s palm clockwise or counter-clockwise to change the volume while watching a movie. Users can also close their hand to click on an option in a programme and stop watching a movie by waving their hands.
Finally, the machine comes equipped with a generous array of ports, including one chargeable USB 3.0, one normal USB 3.0 port, three USB 2.0, and HDMI ports. Also included and pre-installed is the Jamie Oliver’s Recipes app.
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“The All-In-One PC market carries enormous potential to grow by taking convergence technologies to the next level,” said Mike van Lier, business leader for IT Solutions at Samsung South Africa. “The new All-In-
One PC Series 7 lives up to the true promise of all-in-one, incorporating every hardware and software feature that offers a maximised home entertainment experience,” he continued.
The Series 7 will carry a RRP of R15 000, and be available from December from Samsung brand stores and leading retailers.
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