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Apparently desktops with simple modular components are going to be the Next Big Thing. Following up on rumors of a modular Surface all-in-one, Samsung has a modular desktop PC on the way – it’s first desktop PC in quite some time (in the US, at least).



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The PC comes in two configuration (at least on Amazon). The cheaper version runs for $1,199 and includes:
Intel 2.7 Ghz i5 Processor (Skylake)
8 GB of DDR4 RAM
256 GB NVMe SSD
AMD Radeon RX 460 (2 GB)
1 USB-C port, four USB-A (presumably 3.0)
Fancy colorful lighting
Harmon Kardon speaker module included
While the $1,599 version is mostly the same, but bumps up some of the specs in a few areas:

3.4 Ghz Core i7
16 GB RAM
Includes 1 TB SATA HDD module (in addition to 256 GB SSD)


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post #2 of 36
Still cheaper than the other trash can on the market.
post #3 of 36
power, ethernet and others being in the front is a turn off for me, its also a bit pricey for me.
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post #4 of 36
My questions is, will it blow your house up?
Maybe if you plug in your Note 7 it will be a WMD?
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post #5 of 36
"Trying to think of a design motif for our new line of PCs. Something to get the public off of the exploding Note 7 scandal."

"How about a kerosene heater?"

"PERFECT"

post #6 of 36
I'd rather buy the other trash can on the market
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post #7 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by lombardsoup View Post

"Trying to think of a design motif for our new line of PCs. Something to get the public off of the exploding Note 7 scandal."

"How about a kerosene heater?"

"PERFECT"


LMAO.

On the otherhand it looks like a nice little pc
post #8 of 36
Too expensive... People buying desktops for their homes (as these will not show in office environments) typically buy a $300-$400 box from HP, or whomever. The specs on this unit are higher than most people need for casual home or office at home use and yet it's specs are on the low side for gaming.

Anyone that needs a serious home PC either for gaming or high requirement software applications is going to look elsewhere.

Odd niche product.
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post #9 of 36
Samesung being Samesung. Gotta copy Apple in everything.
post #10 of 36
Inputs on the front? A bit cluttered but I can deal with.

Power connector in front? Wait wahhh? Why?? Dear god why??????

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Originally Posted by Robilar View Post

Too expensive... People buying desktops for their homes (as these will not show in office environments) typically buy a $300-$400 box from HP, or whomever. The specs on this unit are higher than most people need for casual home or office at home use and yet it's specs are on the low side for gaming.

Anyone that needs a serious home PC either for gaming or high requirement software applications is going to look elsewhere.

Odd niche product.

I dunno, I've known people who bought a more expensive, lower quality TV because it was Samsung. So they could have it next to their Samsung BR player, down the hall from their Kitchen with Samsung appliances, upstairs from their Samsung Washer/Dryer combo...

So yea, wouldn't be surprised at all rolleyes.gif

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Originally Posted by darealist View Post

Samesung being Samesung. Gotta copy Apple in everything.

You do know Apple copied this design as well right? They were many years late "inventing" this design. But I guess we gotta find some way to say Samsung copied Apple so how about this? Samsung once again copies a design from Apple who copied it from many others.

Never understood why whenever Apple releases a product, its always considered by some people to be 100% original no matter how obvious their ripoff design is and no matter how much prior art exists...
Edited by Fuell - 10/11/16 at 10:00pm
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