Samsung’s ATIV line of products, which runs Microsoft operating systems exclusively, gained a new member last week when the South Korean manufacturer unveiled an all-in-one desktop called ATIV One 5.
At the Samsung Premiere 2013 press conference that was held in London last week, the tech giant showcased among other things a Windows 8 tablet capable of running Android apps, an Android DSLR camera, a notebook with a never-seen-before resolution (3200 x 1800), and an all-in-one desktop in the form of ATIV One 5.
Being from the ATIV family of PCs, it runs on Windows 8. Beneath the slim metallic bezel edge and the glossy white surface design, there will probably be the latest tech, but Samsung declined to offer more details for the time being. In therms of connectivity, ATIV One 5 features:
- 2 x USB 2.0 ports
- 2 x USB 3.0 ports
- 1 x audio jack
- SD card slot
- Ethernet port
- HDMI out connection
Besides all this, ATIV One 5 also comes with a a full HD touch-enabled 21.5-inch display. It won’t be long till touchscreen displays develop a conscience of their own. After that, all you are going to hear is “Take your greasy paws off me, you damned dirty ape!”
There has been a joke running around for a few years now about the costs involved when repairing a Mac vs a PC. Since the Mac is an all-in-one desktop, when some part of it broke, people had to pay enormous amounts of money to get it fixed, not to mention that they had to carry the Mac with them to the service. On the other hand, when a PC part breaks, that can be easily removed and replaced at a much lower cost. I fear that this will also be the case with Samsung’s all-in-one desktop, unless the South Korean manufacturer has found the secret to PC components that never break.
Samsung has not disclosed any details regarding the price and availability of this product, but knowing how fast this company moves, we surely won’t have to wait for too long. Besides, the launch of this product matches perfectly the launch of the new Intel processors, so I’m rather sure that it would pack one of new Haswell quad-core CPUs, rather than an AMD APU. It remains to be seen, though. If the quality of the materials might not be as high as expected, Samsung rarely disappointed when it came to the performance of its products.