Touch screens that need no touch. That is the outstanding feature of the Samsung Series 5 and Series 7 all-in-one (AiO) PCs introduced at the IFA 2012 Berlin trade show. The feature-packed touch screen computers, that also features resolution as high as 1920 x 1080 pixels, not only supports 10-finger multi-touch input but can also recognize five gestures up to 3 feet away; a technology that hasn’t been attempted before.
The tagged “space-agey” thin devices are designed for family rooms and kitchen counters. The 21.5-inch series 5 sits above four metal legs making it look like they will walk off the counter. The two Series 7 models, with 23.6-inch and 27.5-inch displays, comes with a more solid metal loops. All will be running on Microsoft’s Windows 8.
With considerably larger displays, words would still be readable even several feet away and readers may just find these PCs useful enough as they can just turn pages of an eBook or scroll the screen up and down by a simple gesture. Changing volume may also be done by simple rotation of the palm. The added gesture-recognition technology put into these PCs may just serve its purpose very well. These are just few of the things you can do in its newest innovation, as declared by Samsung in a statement. The new AiO Series also comes with a step-by-step instructions and high-definition photographs exclusive from Jamie Oliver’s recipe app.
The larger Series 7 is suitable for those users who want to set up a PC in front of a couch since it features a viewing angle up to 178 degrees. It also features an Intel Core i7 processor, currently the most powerful CPU for PCs; 8GB DDR3 RAM, upgradeable to 16GB; 1TB hard drive, more than enough space for files and applications; Advanced Micro Device Radeon HD 7850M graphics processor.
On the other hand, the 23-inch Series 7 has an Intel Core i5 process, lower but close to the performance of i7; 6GB DDR3 system memory, also upgradeable; and 1TB hard disk drive.
The 21.5-inch Series 5 comes with even lower specs starting from Intel Core i3 CPU, 4GB of DDR3 system memory and 500GB hard-disk drive, although the GPU being used in this unit is the same as with the one used for the 23-inch Series 7.
These three models come with DVD +/-RW Super Multi Dual Layer optical drives, High-Definition audio, 1.3-megapixel cameras for the hand-gesture-recognition features, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support, High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) output, 2.0/3.0 USB slots, and wireless keyboards and mice.
The new technologies offered by Samsung in its new high-tech computers can make a big difference on one’s lifestyle. Expectedly, since they sport premium features, they will be offered at above average price ranges. Samsung Series 5 computers are priced starting at $749 with Windows 8 OS included in the package. The Series 7 will be offered starting $1,099 to $1,699 with bundled OS. Microsoft will officially release Windows 8 on October 26th so it is expected these computers will also be released almost simultaneously.