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Samsung Reveals Windows 8 Ultrabook, Hybrid Tablets

With the October 26 launch of Windows 8 edging closer, Samsung has revealed the hardware it'll launch alongside the new operating system.

The 'Smart PC' lineup includes a 13-inch Series 5 Ultra Touch Windows 8 ultrabook. The device features a 1366x768 display, 500GB hard drive with 24GB of ExpressCache, 4GB of RAM, as well as being powered by a Core i3 processor that can be upgraded to a Core i5 for $50.

The South Korean company will also release two Windows 8-powered tablets for the OS -- the Avit Smart PC 500T and 700T. Each model have a 11.6-inch display, with the former boasting a 64GB hard drive, 2GB of RAM and an Atom Z2760 system-on-chip. The 700T, meanwhile, runs on a Core i5 processor, in addition to boasting 128GB of storage and 4GB of RAM.

The 500T will be available for $749.99 with a keyboard, while the price without a keyboard is $649.99. The 700T will retail for $1,199.99.
The hardware will become available on Windows 8's October 26 release.

 The MSRP for each product is as follows:
·         Samsung ATIV Smart PC 500T = $749.99
·         Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T =  $1,199.99
·         Samsung Series 5 Ultra Touch: Intel Core i3: $809.99; Intel Core i5: $859.99
·         Samsung Series 7 All-In-One: 27-inch: $1,699.99; 23.6-inch: $1,099.99
·         Samsung Series 5 All-In-One: $799.99
·         Samsung Series 7 Notebook: $1,099.99
·         Samsung Series 9 Premium Ultrabook: Starting at $1,299.99

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  • yialanliu
    Wow and I thought Apple was overpriced...
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  • tgoods44
    yialanliuWow and I thought Apple was overpriced...
    I don't know... I think high margins are coming back in general, to be honest. If you look at Amazon certain products aren't even cheap anymore. Especially with our obsession with the "new".
    Reply
  • back_by_demand
    Screen needs to be 1080p to compete with Surface Pro, especially if a whole inch bigger
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  • ekho
    If anyone wants quality pieces of any kind of stuffs at a particular timeline he should pay at that moment.
    Quality pieces of technology we usually talk about(Computer industry perhaps), like Lenovo ThinkPad series or some sort of Apple products cant be as cheap as the other cheap products although some parts are equal but some people like the feeling of these things and how die-hard they are..., IMO.
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  • I cannot believe in this bad economy these tablet makers think these will sell well? After all the PC's have not sold and they have been heavily discounted. How do they expect Windows 8 and new features to change this? I just see a whole lot of discounting going on not too long after October 26th.
    Reply
  • mcd023
    Almost every time I see a product that looks pretty good, I keep thinking over to the Surface Pro. It's got a good keyboard, stylus, core i5, 1080p, and a decent price considering the build. So many almosts! The ASUS convertible is perfect except for the Atom, this is great, but for the price. Of course, it'll come down, but still.
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  • joytech22
    jescott418I cannot believe in this bad economy these tablet makers think these will sell well? After all the PC's have not sold and they have been heavily discounted. How do they expect Windows 8 and new features to change this? I just see a whole lot of discounting going on not too long after October 26th.
    Heavily discounted my ass. For an i7 2600 with 8GB of RAM, 2TB HDD and a Radeon 6570, it'll set you back $1300 here.

    I could build that same machine for what, $824?
    That's still a markup of $476, minus shipping, manufacturing other things per machine of roughly $50-100 (probably less since shipped in bulk) and it's still marked up by more than $300.

    Hell, I'd be happy to make a cool $50 per machine. If I'm selling thousands of them that adds up.
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  • Estix
    http://www.tomshardware.com/gallery/Samsung-Windows-8-3,0101-356897-0-2-3-1-jpg-.html

    Wait.... Does nobody notice the stolen iStockPhoto images in the pictures?
    Reply
  • catswold
    1366 X 768? Not terribly competitive with the IPad retina display @2048 X 1536.

    Granted it's more computer than an IPad and thus far more capable, but I wonder if there will be as big a demand--possibly in businesses, like hospitals, but . . . I don't know . . .
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  • _Pez_
    No AMD APU? forget it, I'd like to get some graphics horsepower at that price.
    Reply