The big giveaway that these machines are made for Windows 8 is their touchscreens. Samsung unveiled three new all-in-ones with screens measuring 27, 23 and 21.5 inches and they all have capacitive touchscreens that support 10-finger touch, as required for Windows 8.
Samsung says it prioritized design in the new line, borrowing the same kind of modern-looking stands you may have seen on the company’s new TVs.
They also come with remote controls, and include simple gesture controls as well. No voice control yet, but Samsung says it’s working on it (though maybe not for this generation).
The new machines also include an interesting variation on Windows 8, something called the S Launcher. If you feel a tad frightened that Windows 8 throws out the old Windows Start menu, Samsung’s bringing it back.
On your Windows 8 desktop, the S Launcher resides right in the middle, so searching your computer for programs and settings is once again just one click away.
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The trio falls under two labels: Series 7 and Series 5. The top of the line is obviously the Series 7, a 27-inch beast loaded with an Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, a 1TB hard disk for storage and discrete AMD Radeon HD 7850M graphics ($1,699).
There’s also a 23-inch version of the Series 7, which packs a Core i5 processor, 6GB of RAM and 1TB of storage, but with integrated Intel HD 4000 graphics ($1,099).
The Series 5 has just one model, a 21.5-inch machine with a Core i3 processor, 4B of RAM, a 500GB hard disk and the same integrated Intel graphics as the smaller Series 7 ($749).
Across the line, the screens are all full HD 1,920 x 1,080 displays. Each model has five USB ports two 3.0 and three 2.0 an HDMI input and output and a three-in-one media card slot. Optical drives and Bluetooth 4.0 come standard. All will be available the same day Windows 8 launches, Oct. 26.