Samsung Unveils Smart PC With Windows 8
Samsung has unveiled its latest smart PC which is powered by the upcoming Windows 8 software.
The new models of the Ativ computer, which can be transformed from a laptop into a tablet at the touch of a button, run Microsoft's hotly-anticipated new operating system.
The device weighs 744g (1.6lbs), has a 29.5cm (11.6-in) touchscreen and is less than a 1cm (0.4in) thick.
The South Korean company says it has an estimated battery life of 14.5 hours.
Windows 8 allows users to tap and swipe the screen to start programs, similar to Apple's iOS software.
A detachable keyboard can be removed by pressing a button.
Samsung's Nam Seong-Woo described it as "another step in PC evolution".
The firm expects 10% growth in PC sales this year as a result of the hybrid laptop-tablet PCs.
The device will be available from October 26 when Windows 8 is scheduled to be launched.
It is unclear how much it will cost in the UK.
Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and Google are among the other firms trying to take control of the tablet market.
On Tuesday evening, Apple unveiled a smaller version of its iPad tablet computer.