Samsung launches the convertible Windows 8 tablet-cum-laptop ATIV Smart PC and ATIV Smart PC Pro in India. Both of them are full featured Windows 8 running tablets which when attached to a keyboard dock turns into a powerful machine.
The Smart PC is an Intel ATOM powered 11.6inch tablet(1366×768) with 64GB embedded flash drive and 2GB RAM whereas the Smart PC Pro is too 11.6inch(1920×1080) but is powered by an Intel i5 processor 3rd Gen with dedicated HD graphics 4000 and 4GB RAM. The Smart PC Pro has a 128GB solid state drive and a 4 cell battery.
While the ATIV Smart PC Pro is priced at Rs 75,490, the ATIV Smart PC is priced at Rs 53,990 and will be available in markets starting today.
For more details view the press release below.
New Delhi, November 27, 2012 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the launch of its Windows 8 based Smart devices in the Indian market. The Smart devices launched include the ATIV Smart PC and ATIV Smart PC Pro Series 5 ULTRA Touch, Samsung’s first touch-enabled Ultrabook , Samsung Series 9 with 15″ display and AMD based Series 5 Uttrabook. All these Windows 8 based devices will be available in the Indian market starting today.
Announcing the launch of the Windows 8 based Smart devices, stated Mr. Jin Park, Vice President of IT Solutions Business at Samsung Electronics, “Our Smart devices like the ATIV Smart PC, ATIV Smart PC Pro and Samsung Notebooks deliver seamless user experiences through convergence technologies across multiple devices. With our leadership in design and technology and Microsoft’s leadership in operating systems, we are able to provide customers with smart devices that have the most beautiful design, powerful performance and ease of use.”
Samsung ATIV Smart PC and Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro
The ATIV Smart PC and ATIV Smart PC Pro can easily transform from a traditional clamshell notebook PC to a tablet PC device with just the click of a button, maximizing both productivity and mobility. Designed for Windows 8 with Samsung’s advanced engineering and a ten-point touch screen, users can easily stay connected and productive from everywhere.
Combining revolutionary design, the power of a notebook PC and the convenience of a tablet PC, the 11.6-inch Samsung ATIV Smart PC and ATIV Smart PC Pro are Samsung’s next set of smart devices These provide computing power with Windows 8 functionality as well as full Windows 7 compatibility. Each device features a detachable keyboard-docking system that allows users to easily switch between a clamshell notebook PC and a tablet PC form factor. These devices allow for great mobility with maximum productivity.
An advanced 10-finger multi-touch screen provides a technological leap in interactivity, surpassing the traditional two-finger touch features Its enhanced sensitivity allows users to pinch-to-zoom, rotate images and scroll through pages with ease to enjoy the full capabilities of the latest entertainment applications
In addition to commonly-provided input methods, the ATIV Smart PC and ATIV Smart PC Pro are equipped with the renowned S Pen, delivering real writing and drawing experiences for maximum productivity, both on the desk and on-the-go Just like using a pen or pencil, the WACOM digitizer pen is capable of meeting the demands of professional designers with its 1024-level pressure sensitivity The pre-loaded S Note application accompanies the S Pen to make writing and drawing as simple and intuitive as possible.
The S Player ensures seamless playback of images and videos in any format This content is presented Samsung’s SuperBright 11.6-inch Full HD LCD display producing the most vivid colors and sharpness with 400not brightness.
Beautifully stylish and ultra-portable the ATIV Smart PC and ATIV Smart PC Pro are only 9.9mm and 11.9mm thick, respectively and there are no compromises on performance. The ATIV Smart PC Pro’s powerful Intel™ i5 processor can handle particularly demanding professional use and multimedia consumption while the ATIV smart pc’s Intel® Atom™ Z’2760 processor is a solid match for everyday productivity tasks.
Despite their compact and portable form factor, the two devices feature USB 2.0 (Smart PC), USB 3.0 (Smart PC Pro), mHDMI, miniSD and two extra USB 2.0 ports on the keyboard. To get the experience going, the ATIV Smart PC has a battery life of up to 13.5 hours, whereas its stronger sister device, the ATIV Smart PC Pro, runs up to eight hours. While the ATIV Smart PC Pro is priced at Rs 75,490, the ATIV Smart PC is priced at Rs 53,990.
Samsung Notebook Series 5 ULTRA Touch
Samsung today announced the launch of its new Windows 8- based Samsung Notebook Series 5 ULTRA Touch, its first touch-enabled Ultrabook™. Packed with a 13.3-inch HD SuperBright 10-finger multi-touchscreen and powerful 3 generation Intel® Core™ processor, the Series 5 ULTRA Touch exploits the touch-centric Windows 8 interface for effortless intuitive use. “Our new Series 5 ULTRA Touch is designed to meet all the demands of our customers for a more intuitive use along with powerful performance and plenty of storage”, said Mr. Jin Park, Vice President of the IT Solutions Business at Samsung Electronics.
“With the arrival of Windows 8, use of notebook PCs is about to change, leading to a different demand from customers such as touch functionality but still maintaining the traditional common input methods such as keyboard and mouse, ” stated Mr. Park.
Intuitive Touchscreen for Better User Experience
With the introduction of the new Windows 8 operating system, demand in touch-enabled notebook PC devices is expected to increase To meet such demands, the Series 5 ULTRA Touch has been equipped with a 10-finger multi-touchscreen – a technological leap in interactivity, surpassing traditional two-finger multi-touch by providing full touch control using all ten fingers on a clamshell notebook PC Its enhanced sensitivity enables users to enjoy the full capabilities of the latest entertainment applications or perform complicated content editing. Pinch to zoom on content or rotate images, and scroll through pages with complete ease using 10 multi-touch functions.
Powerful Hardware Upgrades
Available in 13.3-inch, the Series 5 ULTRA Touch comes with up to 3 generation Intel® Core™ i7-3517U processor, 12GB memory, 500GB storage and 24GB ExpressCache™ system, ensuring flawless user experience that customer’s desire in any scenario 10-15% more efficient CPU processing, plus 2x faster media processing and 3D rendering, Fast Boot in less than 20 seconds wake-up in two seconds and faster web-browsing are just some of many examples the Series 5 ULTRA Touch can deliver.
ULTRA Storage and Mobility
Lack of storage or connection can really hamper work efficiency and productivity. The Samsung’s Notebook Series 5 ULTRA Touch’s storage of up to 500GB provides over two times more content capacity of other Ultrabook™ models It also includes full-size HDMI port, one USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, 3-in-1 multi SD card slot, Ethernet and 1.3MP webcam.
Carrying a chunky notebook PC is always a big burden, especially for professionals constantly on move. Just 16.9-19 9mm thin and 1.64kg light, the Series 5 ULTRA touch is amazingly portable given its touch capabilities and full notebook PC functionality.
To ensure consistent connection, the new device delivers up to 6.7 hours of power on a single charge,so customers can stay focused on their movie or work. In addition, Samsung’s Battery Life Plus technology extends the overall battery life of up to 1,500 cycles/ 3 years.
Aluminum and Fiberglass for Durability and Style
The new Series 5 ULTRA touch unites professional style and durability. The sophisticatedly simple and brushed aluminum, while the underside consists of fiber glass delivering ridity and lightweight customers ask for, protected from bumps and knocks. The Samsung Notebook Series 5 ULTRA Touch is priced at ₹64,990.
Samsung today also announced the launch of its Series 5 Ultrabook (Series 5 535U4C) with AMD Quad Core processor with a price tag of ₹43,990.
Series 9. World’s thinnest and most compact premium notebook
Samsung Notebook Series 9 demonstrates Samsung’s advanced innovative craftsmanship in the premium notebook sector. Customized for consumers striving for high-quality items with great design, the Series 9 boasts the world’s thinnest and most compact notebook chassis. Super-slim components had to be tailor-designed and engineered to fit into the PCs innovative single shell body The new 15″ Series 9 measures only 14 9mm and weighs just 1.65kg- It is priced at Rs 107,990.
With the launch of the new Windows 8 based Ultrabooks, Samsung has a range of 4 Ultrabooks and 30 Notebooks in its product portfolio. While the Ultrabook range is priced between Rs 43,990- to Rs.64,990/, the Notebook range is priced up to Rs.107,990/- “We are looking at Ultrabooks and tablet PCs as being major growth drivers for our Notebook business which is expected to grow by over 50% next year”, states Mr. Uday Bhat, Director, Samsung IT Business.