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Samsung ATIV Tab Windows RT tablet hands-on

Samsung ATIV Tab Windows RT tablet hands-on

Samsung's cheapest new Windows tablet for IFA is arguably its most interesting: no removable keyboard, but Windows RT on an incredibly lightweight form factor. Strongly reminiscent of Samsung's Android tablets - no great surprise there, really - it's a well-made and impressively slim slate with a tactile brushed aluminum rear panel that feels great in the hands.

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Samsung ATIV Smart PC hands-on

Samsung ATIV Smart PC hands-on

Samsung's Windows 8 range was a surprise addition to the IFA 2012 line-up, kicking off with the ATIV smart PC. A hybrid tablet/notebook following in ASUS' Transformer footsteps by pairing a slate "brains" section with a detachable keyboard dock, the ATIV Smart PC runs Windows 8 and impressively promises up to 13.5hrs of battery life. We grabbed some hands-on time.

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Samsung Galaxy Camera hands-on

Samsung Galaxy Camera hands-on

Samsung's Galaxy Camera might run Android, but in your hand it's most definitely a point-and-shoot. Still, Samsung has taken advantage of that heft well: you get a huge 21x optical zoom, 16-megapixel camera and a vast 4.8-inch HD screen. We caught up with Samsung ahead of its IFA 2012 "Unpacked" launch event to see how the Galaxy Camera holds up. Read on for our hands-on first impressions.

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Samsung Galaxy Note II hands-on

Samsung Galaxy Note II hands-on

Take the DNA of the original Galaxy Note, add the style of the Galaxy S III, and throw in a more comprehensive understanding of what digital pen-users want, and you'd come up with the Galaxy Note II. Samsung's second-gen "phablet" manages to deliver a larger screen in a more pocketable form-factor than its trail-blazing predecessor, including making the digital S Pen itself easier to wield. We caught up with Samsung and the Note II ahead of its official launch at IFA 2012 to see if one of our favorite devices could really have been so improved.

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Samsung Galaxy Note: Inking, editing, benchmarks, more [Video]

Samsung Galaxy Note: Inking, editing, benchmarks, more [Video]

Samsung's Galaxy Note has arguably been the product of the show here at IFA 2011, and so we couldn't resist another stop by to check out some of the details of the smartphone/tablet hybrid. Much of the appeal is Samsung's custom software, including surprisingly powerful video and photo editing apps together with digital notetaking that works hand-in-hand with the accurate stylus. Read on for a video demo and more.

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Samsung Series 7 Slate PC hands-on

Samsung Series 7 Slate PC hands-on

What's in a name? If you're Samsung, and you're trying to bide time until the more touchscreen-friendly Windows 8 arrives, then you launch the Samsung Series 7 Slate PC. The absence of "tablet" in the title, and conversely the specific mention of a slate form-factor PC, says it all: this is no iPad rival but a work or enterprise machine that just so happens not to have a keyboard. We grabbed some playtime at IFA 2011.

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Samsung Series 7 Chronos hands-on

Samsung Series 7 Chronos hands-on

Samsung's recent line-up of notebooks has been impressing with its combination of slick metal chassis, solid performance and copious style, and the Samsung Series 7 Chronos announced here at IFA 2011 is little different. Using a so-called "Superior LCD" panel technology, Samsung has also managed to squeeze in bigger displays than you'd expect; the design those panels fit into, however, is decidedly more Apple-esque at first and second glance than earlier models. Homage, inspired or just plain pilfered; head on past the cut to see more.

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