Samsung Debuts ATIV Smart PCs in India

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By Rohit KVN | November 28, 2012 9:08 PM EST

South Korean Electronics major Samsung launched the much awaited touch-enabled ATIV Smart PC and ATIV Smart PC Pro. The company also released two Ultrabooks of series 5 and 9 in the Indian market.

"Our smart devices like the ATIV Smart PC and the other Windows 8-powered notebooks are designed to deliver seamless user experience... We have 10 percent share of the notebook market in India and by next year, we are targeting 12 per cent," said Jin Park, Samsung Electronics vice president (IT Solutions), as reported in Times Of India. 

The star attraction of the launch was the ATIV Smart PC; the new smart tablet features a 10-finger multi touch sensitive screen, where users can pinch to zoom, rotate images and scroll through pages on the screen.

Key specifications of Samsung's ATIV Smart PCs include:

Models

ATIV Smart PC

ATIV Smart PC Pro

Display

11.6-inch(PLS Type-LCD)

HD (1366x768)

11.6-inch(PLS Type-LCD)

Full HD(1920x1080)

OS

Windows 8

Windows 8

Processor

Next generation

Intel Atom, with Intel HD

Graphics 

Intel Core i5, with Intel HD

Graphics

Dimensions

304.0x189.4x19.9 mm

304.0x189.4x21.89 mm

System Memory

LPDDR 2GB

DDR 4GB

Storage Capacity

128GB eMMC

Up to 256GB SSD

Keyboard Type

Detachable

Detachable

Camera

Front 2-megapixel and

Rear 8-megapixel(w/flash)

Front 2-megapixel and

Rear 5-megapixel

Ports

USB 2.0(1),USB 2.0(2) KBD,

mHDMI and microSD

USB 3.0(1),USB 2.0(2)KBD,

mHDMI and microSD

Battery

31Wh, with 13.5 hours back up

47Wh, with 8 hours

back up

Price

Rs. 53,990/-

Rs. 75, 490/-

Other common features include Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, 4G/LTE and 3G compatibility.

Both the tablet PCs have touch-sensitive screens with detachable keyboards; users can detach the keyboard and use the 11.6-inch screen as a tablet.

The Smart tablet PCs were globally unveiled in August this year at an annual electronic exhibition IFA 2012 (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin) in Germany.

The company also launched two Ultrabooks, one in the series 5 and another in the series 9 line of portable Ultrabooks.

The 13.3-inch Series 5 Ultrabook comes with the third-generation Intel Core i7 processor with 12GB system memory and 500GB HDD storage. The Ultrabook is priced at Rs. 64,990.

The 15-inch Series 9 Ultrabook runs on the AMD Quad Core processor and is priced at Rs. 43, 990, reports TOI.

The prices of tablet PCs and Ultrabooks will vary with local tax policies.

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