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First shown off at Computex in June 2012, the Samsung Series 5 Ultra Touch Ultrabook is the same series 5 Ultrabook that we have seen with the addition of a touchscreen.
The device will launch with Windows 8 on the same day that Microsoft’s latest desktop/tablet OS will launch in the market.
The Samsung Series 5 Ultra Touch has a 13.3-inch capacitive multi-touch display with a resolution of 1366x768 pixels, 4GB of RAM and a 500GB HDD, along with 24GB ExpressCache. The device is fairly light, weighing in at 1.73 kgs. The lower end model comes with a Core i3 processor and will cost $799 (Rs. 44,500 approx.) and the higher end model comes with a Core i5 processor and will cost $899 (Rs. 50,000 approx.).
Samsung is adding its own mix of apps to Windows 8. Coming bundled with the device are the Samsung Hub apps (Music, Video, Media and Social). Users may be familiar with these apps as they are similar to the ones found on Samsung’s Android powered smartphones. Also onboard is the S-Launcher, a widget that will give users a replacement to the missing Start Menu in Windows 8.
Samsung is also bringing its AllShare app that uses DLNA to share content between devices. eSettings will also be available, a unified options menu for Windows 8 begineers. Samsung will also include apps that will help users with the learning curve that will be involved with Windows 8.
Windows 8 is Microsoft’s biggest OS revamp in a very long time. The OS is optimized for use on the touchscreen interface of tablets as well as the mouse and keyboard experience of desktops and laptops unifying the Windows ecosystem.