Samsung has unveiled new Series 5 and Series 7 All-In-One desktops at IFA 2012. They’ll be available in three different sizes, with each of them featuring a 1080p panel with ten-point multitouch, third-generation Intel Core processors, and designed to run Microsoft’s latest Windows 8 operating system.
Leading the pack is the 27-inch Series 7. With a starting price of $1,699, this model is meant as a media machine featuring a Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive, and discrete AMD Radeon HD 7850M graphics. The 23-inch Series 7 starts at $1,099 and drops specs to a Core i5 processor, 6GB of RAM, and Intel integrated graphics. Meanwhile, the 21.5-inch Series 5 is pitched as a “kitchen-style PC” -- whatever that means -- and offers a Core i3 processor, 4GB of RAM and 500GB HDD for $749 and up.
All three AIOs have two USB 3.0 ports, three USB 2.0 connections, HDMI, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and a media card reader. They also include a small keyboard that can be tucked under the display's metal stand when not in use, and support gesture recognition up to three feet away to do things like flip through pages, turn the volume up or down, and play or pause a video all without touching the screen.
Then again if you want to take full advantage of Windows 8 gestures you can also use the system’s touchscreen. We imagine most people wouldn’t want to have their arms extended in the air while poking and swiping at their screens, though; perhaps a standalone touchpad would make more sense.
Samsung's new Series 7 and Series 5 All-In-Ones are set to arrive on October 26.