The death of the PC is years away and Samsung knows this. While Internet use shifts to the mobile market, PCs remain necessary and Samsung is ready to show the world its newest flagship desktop next week in Las Vegas. Ahead of its unveiling, Samsung Group has given the world an understanding of what to expect from a machine that it is calling the ATIV One 7.
Samsung Group – First curved-display for a Samsung PC
It is a 27″ all-in-one desktop not terrifically dissimilar in appearance to Apple’s 27″ iMac. The biggest difference in a appearance, however, is the curved screen that truly immerses the user in its visuals. Unlike the iMac, is the obvious fact that the ATIV One 7 will be running Windows when it is released in the first quarter of 2015.
In addition to the anticipated curved-display, which also boasts a 1,920-by-1,080 resolution, the ATIV One 7 will include two built-in 10-watt Dolby speakers to join the HDMI-in port for a near a near cinematic experience.
Power-wise, the desktop will include a Intel Core i5Processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 1TB built-in hard drive. Additionally, the machine will feature both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 along with Gigabit Ethernet. While there is also a built-in TV tuner, that is not expected in models offered in the United States.
The stand is built in to the explained specs and features height adjustment along with the requisite keyboard and mouse. For $1299, it is not a tremendous surprise that it is not offering any touch capabilities.
Samsung Group – Rumors for now
Unfortunately, as of this writing it’s difficult to judge the machine itself, without so much as a single photo. While sure to be unveiled at CES in Las Vegas next week, it would be nice to have a photo to make this new Samsung effort available for viewing.
Perhaps the company has some added bells and whistles that didn’t make the press release, we’ll know next week.