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Fancy an All-in-One PC with a curved screen? Samsung has you covered on March 8

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Samsung's Ativ One 7 Curved launches on March 8
Samsung's Ativ One 7 Curved launches on March 8
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The All-in-One's screen has a 4000R curvature
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The All-in-One's screen has a 4000R curvature
Its screen measures 27 inches, diagonally
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Its screen measures 27 inches, diagonally
Profile of the curved AIO
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Profile of the curved AIO
Samsung's Ativ One 7 Curved launches on March 8
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Samsung's Ativ One 7 Curved launches on March 8
Samsung lists viewing angles as 178 degrees
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Samsung lists viewing angles as 178 degrees
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Last week Samsung launched its ultra light and thin MacBook Air rival, the 2015 Ativ Book 9. This week it's launching the PC that sat next to it at CES 2015, the first All-in-One with a curved screen.

Starting on this Sunday, March 8, you'll be able to buy the Samsung Ativ One 7 Curved. Samsung already has a curved monitor on the market, but the Ativ One 7 Curved has a full PC living inside of it.

That PC includes a Core i5 processor with 8 GB of RAM, 1 TB storage and Windows 8.1. The display measures 27 inches, with 1080p resolution (82 pixels per inch), a 4000R curvature and 178-degree viewing angles.

Curved screens are one of those odd technologies that, on one hand, can serve as a nice add-on (especially if you have a room full of people huddled around a TV from a variety of angles), but, on the other, can sometimes seem a bit like a solution in search of a problem (especially when you consider their current markups).

The Ativ rings up for US$1,300. That's $500 cheaper than the equivalent iMac (equivalent in terms of display size and storage .... other specs veer in different directions). Samsung's All-in-One will be available starting on March 8.

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4 comments
christopher
What am I missing? A curved screen makes it worse for everyone except the single person sitting in the sweet spot - everyone else suffers exponentially worse distortion depending on their distance away from dead-center. Methinks this is a marketing joke that not enough people "get".
Kelly Iriye
Thank You Christopher! I've been wondering what the big hype about a curved screen is myself. Unless you sit right in front, it's really more of a disadvantage than an advantage. Maybe for a monitor it has more potential - since typically it's just 1 person on the computer. But this new 'advanced tech' seems like a step backwards...
John Sweet
it has to be much larger to make the curved screen worth while .
Marco McClean
I think that for $1300 they should also distort the picture so that to see it right you have to look at its reflection off a shiny cylinder placed at the center. Think how cool that would be. For football, or ice ballet, or really anything.