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Coming up to a a third of the way through 2013, we’ve seen countless Windows 8 devices — Ultrabooks, convertibles and hybrids, – but to date there are only a few in the hybrid category running Ultrabook-grade processors. Samsung now have their entries into the market: the ATIV and ATIV Pro Smart PC. These 11.6-inch hybrid’s come with either an Atom-powered or Core i5 CPU and include Samsung’s prolific S-Pen to appeal to productivity-minded users.
Each device features a detachable keyboard-docking system that allows users to easily switch between a clamshell notebook PC and a tablet PC form factor. Both the ATIV and ATIV pro PCs run Windows 8 (32 bit and 64 bit, respectively), with full Windows 7 compatibility.
The Samsung ATIV Smart PC features an 11.6 inch, 5-point multi-touch, 1366 x 768 LED display; an Intel Atom processor; USB 2.0(Smart PC); mHDMI; miniSD and two extra USB 2.0 ports on the keyboard, and a battery life of up to 13.5 hours
The ATIV Smart PC Pro has an 11.6 inch, 10 point multi-touch, Full HD (1920×1080) LED display, runs with an Intel Core i5 chipset, and replaces the USB port for USB 3.0 and can run up to 8 hours.
The ATIV Smart PC Pro’s design is almost identical to the ATIV Smart PC’s; the only difference is the inclusion of vents to accommodate the Core i5 CPU, plus a different keyboard dock. It’s clad in black plastic, with a subtle brushed texture on the back providing the only flourish. At 850 grams and 1.27cm thick — 1.59 kg and 1.98cm thick in clamshell mode — this isn’t the slimmest slate, but those dimensions do allow for a USB port. Still, an 11-inch tablet is on the large side, and it definitely feels more natural to use the PC Pro as an Ultrabook.
Connecting the tablet to the included dock is extremely easy and intuitive, as it should be: simply center the tablet over the keyboard and let the latch system work its magic. You won’t have to feel around too much for the device to lock into place. When the slate is docked, its hardware Windows 8 button is mostly obscured, and the glossy finish surrounding the 11.6-inch display contrasts strongly with the matte plastic of the keyboard deck. It’s not a sloppy look, but it definitely feels a bit mismatched, like the keyboard dock could be from a third-party vendor.
Samsung offers the S Pen as an alternative input option, and there’s thankfully a small built-in slot for storing it. The Wacom-certified digitizer registers 1,024 degrees of pressure, which contributes to a great drawing and note-taking experience on the 11.6-inch display. This S Pen is shorter and stockier than the versions made for the Note I, II and 10.1, and it offers a very comfortable grip.
A number of pre-loaded programs tie in with the pen’s functionality; essentially, the S Pen suite has been ported over to Windows 8. S Note includes several templates and handwriting recognition, while Mini S Note simply offers different pen options and a grid-style notepad. Fresh Paint, as usual with Win8 machines, is also pre-installed.
The ATIV Smart PC Pro is a well-executed Windows 8 hybrid, with capable Core i5 performance and a comfortable keyboard and S Pen to see you through both work and play. The touch experience is excellent, but the overall size seems to be just a bit too large for comfortable use as a tablet. The ATIV performs well as a tablet, however, and the touchscreen is responsive and gorgeous. But the overall awkwardness because of the size makes it less than optimal.
Using the Samsung ATIV Smart PC leaves me with mixed feelings. The touch experience is excellent, but the overall size seems to be just a bit too large for comfortable use as a tablet. The ATIV performs well as a tablet, however, and the touchscreen is responsive and gorgeous. But the overall awkwardness because of the size makes it less than optimal.
Samsung South Africa has released the new P580 Laptop aimed at the business market and it’s made a quiet debut alongside the flashy range of LED TVs, space-age microwaves and touchscreen-enabled refrigerators.
There are two Samsung P580 models based on either a Intel Core i3 350M or i5 460M CPU platform. They feature a 15.6-inch HD Ready screen with 1366 x 768 pixel resolution and the graphics are provided by a nVidia GeForceGo GT330M 1GB graphics card. Also included is either 3G or4GB of installed RAM, 320GB hard drive as well as an integrated 1.3MP webcam for video chat, 802.11 b/g/n and Gigabit Ethernet, and built-in Bluetooth to connect with other devices.
The Samsung P580 15.6-inch Laptop also offers up to 4 hours of battery life and comes pre-installed with Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Operating System.
Introducing the Stylish and Eco-Friendly High Performance B2230H 21.5″ Full HD LCD Monitor from Samsung! The build quality of the monitor far outclasses most others in its price range and the image quality is just as outstanding for the price.
With a response time of 5ms, you can be sure that your B2230H will perform perfectly, even in the fastest moving scenes. This stunning, seamless motion imaging presents movies, games, and internet streamed content with precision and without the motion judder, blurring, and ghosting that can occur on a slower monitor, allowing you to enjoy a completely immersive viewing experience
Some people will be wondering whether a 5ms response time is something to worry about when there are models with 2ms response times available for only a little bit more. The answer is no! The Samsung B2230H tested was every bit as responsive as most 2ms panels and Samsung have really good response time compensation algorithms.
The differences make all the difference. That’s why the Samsung ultra-high 70,000:1 Dynamic Contrast ratio automatic backlight adjustment creates deeper, more dramatic dark tones and brighter, more striking light tones. Now you can enjoy images that echo reality with rich, vivid colour and brilliant natural intensity. When it comes down to the details, conventional monitors simply pale in comparison.
Magic Eco also makes saving energy easy. It adjusts Samsung monitor’s brightness based on how much energy you want to save. You have four energy saving options to choose from: 100%, 75%, and 50% power consumption as well as ‘power saving off’. If Magic Eco is turned off, you still enjoy the option of using Samsung’s Magic Bright feature, engineered to let you manually adjust the screen’s brightness. Take the effort out of saving energy and take control with Magic Eco.
Enhance images your way using Samsung’s advanced ColourEffect feature. Open your eyes to a completely customised viewing experience as you play with photographic effects that match your mood. Choose from Aqua, Sepia, Green and Greyscale to interact with your display in a whole new way – namely, yours.
If you’re after something a bit larger we can also recommend the Samsung B2330H which offers the same great build quality, image quality and features with a larger 23-inch screen and HDMI connectivity.
Samsung has unveiled its newest multifunction wireless printer geared toward small business, home office and personal at-home users. The Samsung SCX-4623FW has the high level performance found in larger multifunction printers, but the size, price and easy installation features to accommodate smaller user groups. Not only does the ultra-versatile SCX-4623FW let you print, scan, copy, and fax, it connects you to your wireless network with its one-touch Wi-Fi setting button.
“Customers are looking for an easy-to-use, worry-free printer with great features and value—simply more. This is what we aim to achieve in the products we provide,” said Ken Colby, director of printer marketing at Samsung Electronics Information Technology Division.“We are continuously developing features and functions that save customers time; we’ve introduced one-touch Wi-Fi Protected Set-Up feature for hassle-free printer installation and AnyWeb Print software to select only what you want to print.”
The SCX-4623FW features numerous functions to make printing convenient for any use.With the new one-touch WPS button, users can connect wirelessly with just one touch of a button. After simply selecting the WPS button on the router and then on the printer, the SCX-4623FW will automatically connect to the wireless network.
The SCX-4623FW continues to be easy to use with Samsung’s AnyWeb Print software, which allows users to print just the information they need, rather than printing several Web pages. Using this software, users can select, drag and drop contents of interest from various Web pages onto a blank page which can then be saved or printed.
The printer’s blue navigational compass guides users through several functions and features for your printing, scanning, faxing and copying needs. Additionally, the easy on/off button on the front panel continues to make the SCX-4623FW user friendly. Read the rest of this entry »
Samsung has presented its latest notebook of the R-series for the South African market and named it the Samsung R590. The new unit is already available for purchase and is priced at approximately R9350.96 Incl Vat from WebAntics Online.
The Samsung R590 boasts a high-end design that parallels its high performance features like the 16:9 HD LED display that delivers sharp images and bold colours. Highlighted by its New Touch of Colour blue finish, an appealing crystal-S pattern, and a durable casing engineered to reduce the risk of scratches and fingerprints, the Samsung R590 makes sure your on-the-go lifestyle stays stylish
On the inside of the Samsung R590 you can find an Intel Core i5 processor that supports Intel Turbo Boost, as well as a nVidia GeForce GT 330M graphics card with 1GB. The screen size is set at 15.6-inches and a resolution of 1366×68 pixels and besides the DVD burner and WiFi, the special features include SuperSilent technology, Samsung Recovery Solution, and a USB port that can recharge a device even when the laptop is turned off.