Without an official release, Samsung has made available for pre-order on Amazon their new ArtPC Pulse computer. It’s a cylindrical desktop PC similar to the one released by Apple and Hp in the previous years.
The first thing you notice about Samsung’s new device is that it’s split into two layers both covered in black colored aluminum. The bottom layer is where the main components of the PC can be found. The ports can be found in a small section on one side. The ArtPC Pulse has four USB Type-A ports, a Type-C USB, an Ethernet port, an audio jack, HDMI, an SD card reader as well as the power connector. Similar to other cylindrical computers, Samsung has also incorporated the power supply inside the case.
The main point of departure from other similar devices is that the ArtPC Pulse’s top layer is a 360-degree speaker. This a sign of Samsung’s intention of marketing their PC as an entertainment platform. The blue led lighting in the gap between the layers is a great design choice.
In regard to its technical specifications, the ArtPC Pulse is no slouch. When it comes to entertainment it needs to have serious power behind it to run 4K content and the newest games. As such, Samsung offers two models of its ArtPC Pulse computer with different specs.
The base model costs $1,200 and it features a quad-core Skylake Core i5-6400, 8 GB DDR4 RAM and an SSD with 256GB of storage. The high-end version of the ArtPC Pulse includes an i7-6700 CPU with 16 GB of RAM, the same SSD but also features an additional 1TB 5400 RPM HDD. Both models have the same GPU, a Radeon RX 460 GPU with only 2GB of RAM. The high-end version will cost you $1,600. Both systems will most likely feature Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities.
The software of the ArtPC Pulse is worthy of your attention. It features a Microsoft Signature Edition package. Besides the standard Windows 10, it will probably have certain popular Microsoft apps pre-installed. An interesting feature of the ArtPC Pulse is its modular capacity for a cylindrical design.
If you prefer design and sound quality over high-performance, then Samsung’s ArtPC Pulse computer is worth keeping an eye on for more information.
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