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Interested in owning a PC modeled after Apple’s Mac Pro but don’t care for MacOS? Perhaps Samsung’s upcoming ArtPC Pulse desktop computer may suit your needs.
Measuring 10.7 inches tall and tipping the scales at 11.9 pounds, Samsung’s ArtPC Pulse comes in two configurations. The cheaper of the two includes a sixth generation Intel Core i5 processor (sorry, no Kaby Lake here), 8GB of DDR4 RAM, AMD Radeon RX 460 graphics and 256GB of NVMe storage.
The high-end configuration packs an Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, the same AMD Radeon RX 460 graphics and a 256GB NVMe solid state drive. It also includes a 1TB SATA hard drive for additional storage.
Interestingly enough, both systems feature a Harmon Kardon 360-degree omni-directional speaker on top that presumably will serve double duty as a Alexa-like personal assistant and the PC’s own speaker for listening to music, watching videos and so on.
Samsung teased the ArtPC on YouTube last week, promising to announce it today. As of writing, however, Samsung hasn’t officially revealed its new system (all of the information in this article was pulled from Amazon product pages).
The cheaper Core i5 variant will set you back $1,199.99 while the faster Core i7 system can be yours in exchange for $1,599.99. Amazon’s listings reference an October 28 launch date.