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Today, Samsung introduced its Samsung Series 5 and Series 7 all-in-one PCs running Windows 8.

Designed for use in the home, the Series 7 line is definitely on the higher-end of the spectrum, and includes a 27-inch model for $1,699 and a 23.6-inch model for $1,099. Both feature 1,920 x 1,080-pixel multi-touchscreens, so you can take better advantage of Windows 8’s touch-friendly user interface.

As with smartphones and tablets, you can now zoom in on photos and Web sites using the pinch-to-zoom gesture, and scroll through pages by swiping the screen.

In addition, Samsung has added five hand-gesture-recognition features that enable you to perform functions without even touching the display. For example, you can adjust the volume on a movie by rotating your palm clockwise or counterclockwise, or turn the page of an e-book by swiping left or right. The hand gestures work as long as you’re within three feet of the computer.

Both computers offer a one-terabyte hard disk drive and an optical drive for DVDs. The 27-inch all-in-one is equipped with a third-generation Intel Core i7 processor and eight gigabytes of memory, while the 23.6-inch model features an Intel Core i5 processor and 6GB of memory.

The Series 7 all-in-one PCs come with a wireless keyboard, mouse and remote control, and are better suited for the living room or home office.

Meanwhile, Samsung envisions the Series 5 all-in-one in the kitchen. It has a smaller, 21.5-inch touchscreen that offers the same gesture support as the Series 7, but its base has a more open design, so you can slide the keyboard and mouse underneath the display when not in use, to conserve space.

The Series 5 costs $749 and comes with a third-generation Intel Core i3 processor, a 500GB hard drive, an optical drive and 4GB of memory.

All three models are expected to launch alongside Microsoft’s latest operating system on Oct. 26.

Tagged with: all-in-one PCs, computers, Intel, Samsung Series 5, Samsung Series 7, Windows 8

 

source/credit: this article was previously published at:.wired.co.uk/news

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