Samsung Announces Windows 8 PCs, Tablet, Android Smart Camera

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Korean giant Samsung has become very aggressive not only in smartphone and tablet segment but also in PC and Camera segment. Moreover, with the introduction of Windows 8 OS by Microsoft, Samsung wants to take lead by launching new devices on the new Windows 8 platform.

Samsung has announced at an event in Berlin a wide portfolio of Windows 8 ATIV Smart PC, ATIV Smart PC Pro and ATIV Tab.

Samsung ATIV Smart PC and ATIV Smart PC Pro

ATIV Smart PC and ATIV Smart PC Pro have 11.6″ inch screens. According to Samsung, both Smart PC and  Smart PC Pro come with Windows 8 on-board, however they are also fully  Windows 7 compatible. Each device features a detachable keyboard-docking system that allows users to easily convert a notebook PC into a tablet PC form. The ATIV Smart PC and ATIV Smart PC Pro are equipped with the signature features S Pen, delivering writing and drawing experiences. The ATIV Smart PC and ATIV Smart PC Pro are only 9.9 mm and 11.9 mm thick, respectively.

The ATIV Smart PC Pro is equipped with an Intel core i5 processor, while the ATIV Smart PC is engineered with an Intel Atom processor. The ATIV Smart PC said to have a battery life of up to 13.5 hours, whereas the ATIV Smart PC Pro is claimed to offer up to eight hours of battery life.

Samsung ATIV Tab

Samsung has also unveiled Windows 8 based tablet dubbed as ATIV Tab, which runs Windows RT. This  tab features a 10.1″ inch HD LCD display, measures 8.9 mm thick and weighs just  570 g. It is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and sports a 5 megapixel autofocus Camera with LED Flash and a 1.9 Megapixel front camera, 2 GB RAM and 8,200 mAh Li-ion battery. Other features include Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0 Host, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Channel Bonding, 3.5mm earjack, Micro HDMI and NFC.

“Samsung is delighted to introduce a wide portfolio of Windows 8 and Windows  Phone 8-powered devices. With our leadership in design and technology  and Microsoft’s leadership in operating systems, together we are able to provide customers with a full range of ATIV devices for cross-category  convergence,” said Seong Woo Nam, Executive Vice President of IT  Solutions Business at Samsung Electronics.

Samsung has not revealed yet shipping schedule or the pricing of these devices.

Galaxy Smart Camera

Samsung has also presented the 16-megapixel Galaxy smart Camera at the IFA event in Berlin on Wednesday. Samsung’s Galaxy Camera runs Google’s popular and latest Android Jelly Bean operating system, giving it features previously restricted to smartphones or tablet computers such as photo organizing, photo sharing and voice-control. The Galaxy Camera comes in two connectivity options: a 3G and Wi-Fi version or a 4G and Wi-Fi version.

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