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Samsung Series 7 Windows 8 all-in-one PCs launched

Samsung AOI Series 7

10-finger touchscreen and gesture control

Samsung has unveiled its first Windows 8 all-in-one touchscreen PCs, the Samsung AIO Series 7.

The company hopes to make the best use of Microsoft’s new OS with a range of control features. Top of the list is touchscreen control, with Samsung promising that its all-in-one PCs will support full 10-finger touchscreen control. We can’t think of any control that actually requires all ten fingers to be used, but this level of input means that screen will always respond.

Samsung has also added gesture control, with the PCs recognising five hand gestures. These are recognised by the built-in webcam, letting you control the computer from up to a metre away with “just a flick of the wrist”. Gestures include swiping left or right to navigate through an ebook or the web; rotating your palm clockwise and counter-clockwise to adjust volume; closing your hand to click on an option; and waving your hand to stop media playing.

All of Samsung’s Series 7 all-in-one computers will come with exclusive Jamie Oliver recipes in a dedicated app.

The Samsung AIO Series 7 will come in two screen sizes, with the 27in model available with a choice of 2,560×1,440 or 1,920×1,080 resolutions, while the 23.6in model will have a resolution of 1,920×1,080.

The 27in model has the pick of the specs, with a 64GB SSD sitting next to the 1TB hard disk, an AMD Radeon HD 7850M graphics chip and a choice of a Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processor. For the 23.6in model, you get a less powerful system with no SSD, an AMD Radeon HD 7690M and a choice of Intel Core i3 or i5 processors.

Official launch dates and prices haven’t been announced, but expect the PCs to arrive for the October 26th 2012 launch of Windows 8.

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