Samsung has signalled its entry into the UK desktop PC market with the launch of two new touch-screen models, the 23in U250 and 20in U200.
The manufacturer said that the full 1080p HD screen U250 and 1,600 x 900 resolution U200 will offer users an unparalleled experience, and that both support the multi-touch functionality of Microsoft's Windows 7 Home Premium.
The all-in-one PCs combine monitor and computer in a single unit and can be wall-mounted if necessary, saving further desktop space, said the firm.
Darren Thacker, head of retail for Samsung's Mobile Computing Division, explained that Samsung decided to use its strengths in the netbook and notebook space to make a push into a UK home PC market which has been growing steadily for the past five years.
"Through the new U250 and U200, we are offering customers the ultimate touch-screen computing experience for the home," he said.
"We have combined class-leading design with a simple-to-use interactive experience to create the next generation of home PCs. We are confident that the look and performance of these new models will prove popular with a wide range of home computing users."
The Samsung U200 and U250 will be available exclusively at PC World and PCWorld.co.uk from May 2010. Pricing has yet to be confirmed.
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