Samsung India has launched its full series of new touch screen Windows 8 based ultrabooks (laptops) of series 5 and series 9, tablet-uktrabook hybrids known as ATIV Smart PC and ATIV Smart PC Pro in India on 27th November 2012 in New Delhi. The most innovative products in this series is the ATIV smart PCs. The price of the ATIV smart PC is Rs. 53,990 while the ATIV Smart PC Pro has been priced at Rs. 74,590. The pricing may seem a bit premium, but these devices combine the power of a full fledged ultrabook in a tablet form factor with a full size detachable keyboard base. These tablets also offer the popular S-Pen stylus from Samsung which is used in the Samsung Note series of devices. S-Pen makes it very handy to use the handwriting and picture editing based tasks using more natural handwriting and drawing gestures rather than using a mouse or track pad.
Samsung India has launched the Samsung Galaxy smart Camera in India at a price tag of Rs. 29,900 which is less than what we expected. The Galaxy Camera is a new breed of smart cameras in the world and India is one of the first 5 markets of the world where its being launched commercially. This camera runs Android Operating system which is used on millions of mobile phones around the world. The Galaxy Camera comes pre-loaded with one of the latest versions (4.1) Jelly Bean of the Android OS.
Sony India has launches its first hybrid ultrabook Sony VAIO Dual 11 in India at a premium pricing of Rs. 89,990 which is available across Sony centers (Sony exclusive stores), VAIO stores and other major IT retail stores like Chroma and Reliance digital in India starting December 2012. The Hybrid-Ultrabook can be folded to use as a tabled with a full HD 11.6 inch capacitive touch screen with special high contrast Sony panel which can be viewed even in bright outdoor light.
It has a hinge slider mechanism with which the screen covers the keyboard completely when the Ultrabook is folded and it becomes a full features Windows 8 tablet PC while when you open it, it becomes a Windows 8 Ultrabook.
Logitech India has launched a range of wireless keyboard, mouse and touchpads to improve the Windows 8 Experience with special features and touch interface on these devices. The new launched devices include:
- Logitech Wireless Rechargeable Touchpad T650
- Logitech Touch mouse T620
- Logitech Zone Touch Mouse T400
- Logitech Bluetooth illuminated Keyboard K810
- Logitech Touch Keyboard K400R
All these 5 products have been optimized to use touch inputs which makes these devices suitable and more desirable for use with Windows 8 OS which has a very touch friendly interface.