If you happened to drop by the recently concluded Consumer Electronics Show this year in Las Vegas, you have probably noticed the great number of PCs, from gaming to all-in-one machines, exhibited at different booths. Most desktop and laptop OEMs did not leave anything on the table, except Samsung.
While Dell, HP, Lenovo and other big names in the PC market were busy showing off their new products, Samsung’s all-in-one PC seemed to have taken a backseat. SamMobile reports the Korean tech giant hid its AIO computer, called ArtPC, from plain sight at the show. The reason: Samsung does not currently plan to release the PC to the market.
In two YouTube videos, however, Samsung formally introduced the all-in-one. It features a 24-inch Full HD display and comes in two versions: one with touchscreen and another with a screen that’s not capacitive. Inside, it packs Intels Core i5-7400T CPU, up to 16GB of RAM, and 1TB 5400RPM of hard disk drive. The most notable feature of the Samsung all-in-one PC is the Soundbar that totes two 10-watt speakers.
The all-in-one also brings a slew of connectivity options to the table, which include HDMI in and out, USB 3.0 ports, an SD card slot, and a Gigabit ethernet port. You can also log in to the Samsung all-in-one via facial recognition, with support for Windows 10 Hello. The SideSync app, used for syncing data across multiple devices, will also come preloaded with the PC.
It’s not clear right now, however, when and if Samsung rolls out the computer to the general consumer. It naturally follows that the pricing remains unknown as well. It’s quite interesting to see how the PC competes with existing market leaders like the Surface Studio.
Now that Samsung has unveiled, albeit secretly, its all-in-one PC, will you be picking up the device if ever it hits store shelves?