Samsung Launches Series 9 All-in-One PCby Kristian Vättö on January 22, 2012 1:32 PM EST
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Samsung has released Series 9 All-in-One (or simply AIO), and more specifically the model that was released today carries a model number 900A7A. It adopts a similar design as Samsung's Series 7 T27B750 display, which we covered earlier. The most unique feature in Series 9 AIO is the support for 3D. We have seen several AIOs with 3D panels from Sony and HP, but the Series 9 seems to be the first 27" one. Below are the known specifications:
|Samsung Series 9 900A7A Specifications|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-2600S (4/8, 2.8GHz/3.8GHz, 8MB L3)|
|Graphics||AMD Radeon HD 6730M with 1GB of DDR3|
|Memory||8GB DDR3 (?)|
|Storage||1TB hard drive|
|Connectivity||USB 3.0, HDMI|
|Others||3D support, TV tuner, 1080p webcam|
Not much is known about Series 9 AIO yet, and in particular the information on connectivity is limited. We would expect at least Ethernet, WiFI and USB 2.0 to be present, though. The panel is most likely TN given that it's only 1080p, whereas 1440p displays are usually IPS. Some sites are claiming up to 8GB of RAM, so it's uncertain whether 8GB is included in the base configuration or if that is just the maximum.
The usefulness of 3D is a bit questionable. AMD 6730M isn't exactly a power house--it's based on Turks (6670/6570) and has 480 SPs running at 725MHz. While the desktop variants come with GDDR5, 6730M uses DDR3 and that will definitely affect the performance. Overall, I would expect the performance to be close to 6750M, which can be found in low-end iMac and higher-end MacBook Pros (see our review for relative performance). For any serious 3D gaming at 1080p, the 6730M really won't cut it.
The 900A7A might be more usable as an HTPC given that it has a built-in TV tuner and Blu-Ray, although it's price will most likely scare potential buyers away. The 900A7A will be available only in South Korea, at least for now, and will be priced at 2,690,000 won which is approximately $2359. However, South Korea has 10% VAT so the retail price in US should be around $2000 (without tax), if this ever hits the US.
For more pictures, take a look at The Verge's and Engadget's hand-on photos at CES 2012.
Source: TechPowerUp, SammyHub
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FATCamaro - Monday, January 23, 2012 - linkSamsung, copy Apple exaclty. You don't know how to make a product on your own that looks good. And 27" 1920x1080 TN sucks. No wonder it isn't coming to the USA. Koreans will buy Korean made garbage. American's will hate on Apple all day though.
djgandy - Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - linkApple products are made in Amerika?
chillmelt - Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - linkNeither are Samsung (computers) made in SK.
kingpotnoodle - Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - linkYes... of course, totally right...
Apple are not the only company to ever make an all-in-one, it's hardly an original or revolutionary idea. The iMac wasn't even the first, all in one computers go right back to the early days.
And they're probably all made in China, the guy who designs iMacs is a Brit (Jonathon Ive) and most the supply chain and retail is probably run by all nationalities - few products can really be said to be "home grown" anymore.
DrChemist - Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - linkThat looks nothing like the iMac. Get real. Just because it is an all-in-one does not mean it's stolen from apple. Seriously the apple iMac is nothing more than a thick screen.
The Samsung one looks elegant and almost artistic. More and more companies are jumping on the idea of putting more design and art into the look of PCs now that thinner has become cheaper. Apple has always been in a market by themselves. Now that they use all the same x86 stuff they really can't do much more than tout design. Competition is a bitch I guess.
piroroadkill - Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - linkHuh, what?
It looks nothing like any Mac made.
stephenbrooks - Monday, January 23, 2012 - linkThey forgot to add the left-hand leg for the monitor support! Also, $2000 is expensive. I'd want both monitor legs for that.
twindragon6 - Monday, January 23, 2012 - linkIt's sad to see a good company make really bad crap!
vtohthree - Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - link
There is almost nothing Apple about it, 3D glasses support, media remote control, standalone webcam, and a flat base. There is little relation or resemblance or "copy" of this and an Apple.
I'd call this a personal 3D media center, and an ugly one at that too, but it is in no way a iMac rip off.
Genius.Face - Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - linkHe didn't say Samsung copied Apple. He's saying they should. this samesung AIO is awful looking.