Samsung is added the list of companies that will support
Windows 8 OS with the annnouncement of a series of new
hybrid laptops, All-In -Ones and tablets at Computex in
Samsung showcases the Series 5 Hybrid and series 7
Hybrid notebook PCs, which have features of both a
laptop and a tablet, following the concept already
pioneered by Asus and Acer, and MSI - tablets with
Series 7 will be equipped with Intel's third-generation
Core i7 processors, while Series 5 Hybrid PC will use
the Core i5 CPUs. Both will be equipped with 11.6-nch
The tablets measure 0.35 inches thick and weigh about
1.5 pounds, feature front and rear cameras, HDMI, USB,
and microSD card slots as well as a SIM card slot on
models with mobile broadband.
Samsung's Hybrid devices on Taipei were
prototypes, meaning that their specifications were not
detailed and will most probably change by October, when
Microsoft is expected to release Windows 8.
Samsung has also on display the "Ultra-convertible"
Samsung Notebook Series 5, which come with 1,366 x 768
LCD touchscreens. What's interesting for these devices is their their 360- degree foldable displays - useful for presentations and
convenient viewing. The devices are powered by the
latest Intel Core i7 CPUs and will come with 24GB SSD
plus 500GB HDDs.
Samsung's "Ultra-touch" series 5 of ultrabooks are
coming with a standard 13.3-inch display with a
resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels, Intel Core i5 CPUs,
16GB maximum memory, 24GB SSD and a 500GB HDD. Their
weight is 1.71kg (1.68kg for the SSD model) and they
offer up to 7 hours of battery time.
Samsung Series 7 Slate PCs are equipped with a
second-generation Core i3/i5 CPU. They come with
11.6-inch 1,366 x 768 LCD displays, Bluetooth keyboard
and 128GB or 64GB SSDs. They weight 860g and their
battery can power them for up to 6.1 hours.
Last but not least, Samsung's All-in-One series 7 PCs
are equipped with 27-inch LCD displays, Core i7 series
CPUs and support resolutions of up to 2,560 x 1,440.
Other features include built-in speakers, a digital TV
tuner and a BD drive.