Samsung's Updated All-In-One Buddies Up With Your Smartphone

It's like your PC and cellphone are joined at the hip.

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The ATIV One7 running Windows 8.1 (64bit) View Larger

Samsung's new all-in-one PC made an appearance on the show floor of CES 2014. Sharing the event space with tablets and smart TVs was the ATIV One7, 2014 edition. It came paired with a Samsung Galaxy smartphone, which hinted at its new capabilities. The new machine is an upgrade of the existing One7, and advertises itself as a "comprehensive multimedia hub for the entire family."

We were able to jump into a demonstration of the One7, which started with shutting the PC off (which took an impressive two seconds). With the One7 powered down, the Samsung Galaxy it was paired with was able to play music through the One7's speakers, connecting to it via BlueTooth. After cycling through some tracks, the One7 was powered back on—via the Galaxy.

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The ATIV One7 paired with a Samsung Galaxy smartphone View Larger

All-in-ones were originally designed to fill the roles of personal computer and television, with the intent of being able to handle all the functions of both. With the One7, Samsung aims to integrate mobile device functionality as well. The PC can act as a secure cloud service from which a user can access files through their Samsung smartphone, even if the PC is powered off.

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Another display highlighting the ATIV One7's features when paired with a smartphone View Larger

As far as specs go, the One7 is decent, but not exactly top-of-the-line. The screen is 1080p (no UHD, sorry), the storage consists of a 128GB SSD and a 1TB HDD, it has 8 GB of RAM, and it's running Windows 8.1 (64-bit) on a 4th gen Intel Core i3/i5 processor.

Samsung is planning to release this sleek new machine sometime in the summer of 2014. There is no set price yet, but it was stated during the demo that it would be in the $1,300 to $1,500 range.

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