Samsung Electronics unveiled a new PC based on Microsoft's new Windows 8 operating system. The Korean electronics giant launched two models of the ATIV "smart PC" on Wednesday, a hybrid of a notebook and a tablet PC.
It turns into a tablet PC if the user separates monitor and the keyboard. The boot time is 8.5 seconds and the Internet explorer execution time is a mere 0.5 seconds on the initial screen.
It also comes with an S pen kept at the back and features a function that wirelessly connects to other Samsung appliances like mobile phones and TVs.
The new product is compatible with keyboard, pen or touch input. Its keyboard is of the same type as that of a 13-inch notebook, so users can create documents more easily than on other tablet PCs.
The luxury model is priced at W1.59 million and the mid-range model at W1.09 million (US$1=W1,103).