Samsung Electronics has launched its new Intel-powered ATIV Smart PC and ATIV Smart PC Pro with new Windows 8 operating system into the Nigerian market.

Compact and portable, the smart PCs can easily transform from a traditional clamshell Notebook into a Tablet device with just the click of a button, maximising both productivity and mobility.

Moreover, with the smart PCs designed for Windows 8 with top-notch Samsung engineering’s ten-point touch screen, users can easily stay connected and productive from everywhere, the company says.

In addition, the ATIV Smart PC is equipped with the renowned S Pen, delivering real writing and drawing experiences for maximum productivity, both on the desk and on-the-go. Indeed, as easily as using a pen or pencil, the WACOM digitizer pen is capable of meeting the demands of professional designers with its 1024-level pressure sensitivity. The pre-loaded S Note application accompanies the S Pen to make writing and drawing as simple and intuitive as possible.

Folashade Oyelayo, Head of IT, Samsung Electronics West Africa, told newsmen at a briefing in Lagos that, “Windows 8 Operating System is best experienced using the touch technology. To this end, the advanced 10-finger multi-touch screen of the new ATIV Smart PC provides a technological leap in interactivity, surpassing the traditional two-finger touch features. Its enhanced sensitivity allows users to pinch-to-zoom rotate images and scroll through pages with ease to enjoy the full capabilities of the latest entertainment applications.”

In corroboration, Seongwoo Nam, Executive Vice President, IT Solutions Business, Samsung Electronics, added: “We are delighted to launch our new Windows 8-based ATIV Smart PC and ATIV Smart PC Pro. With our leadership in design and technology, and Microsoft’s leadership in operating systems, together we are able to provide customers with the most beautiful design, powerful performance and ease of use.”

samsung-ativ-smart-pcSamsung says that by combining revolutionary design, the power of Notebook PC and the convenience of a tablet PC, the 11.6-inch Samsung ATIV Smart PC is its “next generation” smart device. This provides computing power with Windows 8 functionality as well as full Windows 7 compatibility. The device features a detachable keyboard-docking system that allows users to switch easily between a clamshell Notebook and Tablet.

Olubunmi Ekundare, Intel Nigeria Country Manager, says that the ATIV device range is another exciting innovation from Samsung that would create great experience for users.

“At Intel, we are glad to develop technologies that can power exciting products and offers from our partners like Samsung to excite end-users in Nigeria and worldwide. Globally, we support our partners with technologies that can enhance the overall users’ experience and help people experience technology better,” he adds.

Mark Ihimoyan, Consumer Channels Group Director, Microsoft Nigeria, adds that the ATIV Smart PC delivers a rich Windows 8 experience, allowing customers to create and consume content in new and exciting ways.

“The new Windows 8 Operating System delivers a fast and fluid experience, along with a new user interface that responds equally well to touch as it does to keyboard and mouse,” Ihimoyan adds.

Samsung explains that its S Player ensures seamless playback of images and videos in any format with battery life of up to 13.5 hours. This content is presented with Samsung’s SuperBright 11.6-inch Full HD LCD display, producing the most vivid colours and sharpness with 400nit brightness.

Beautifully stylish and ultra-portable, the ATIV Smart PC is only 9.9mm and 11.9mm thick and there is no compromise on performance. The ATIV Smart PC’s Intel Atom Z2760 processor is a solid match for everyday productivity tasks.