Samsung Details Windows 8 Product Lineup and Pre-order Pricing

Paul Lilly

Samsung has readied itself for Microsoft's Windows 8 launch at the end of next week by revealing over half a dozen new systems built to take advantage of the touch oriented operating system. Leaving no stone unturned, Samsung unveiled a pair of convertible tablets, two Ultrabooks, a pair of all-in-one (AIO) systems, and a traditional notebook, most of which sport touchscreen displays.

For indecisive types, Samsung's ATIV Smart PC 500T and Smart PC Pro 700T both allow users to switch between a traditional clamshell notebook and a tablet PC. The 500T features an Atom Z2760 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage, while the 700T ups the ante with a Core i5 processor and twice the amount of RAM and storage space. These two devices will retail for $750 and $1,200, respectively.

Switching gears to AIO desktops, Samsung has on tap new Series 5 (21.5-inch display) and Series 7 (27-inch and 23.6-inch display options) models. The Series 5 will start at $800 and the Series 7 will go for $1,100 (23.6-inch display) and $1,700 (27-inch display).

Rounding out the Windows 8 device family are two Ultrabooks, the Series 5 Ultra Touch starting at $810 with a Core i3 processor and $860 for a Core i5 chip, and the Series 9 Premium Ultrabook ($1,300), supposedly one of the thinnest and lightest ever introduced.

Finally, Samsung's Series 7 Notebook will sell for $1,100 and features a quad-core Intel Core processor and LED-backlit display.

All of these models are supposed to available to pre-order today.

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