Samsung teases next Windows 8 thing?

Samsung this week was teasing what appears to be a newfangled laptop-tablet hybrid.

Samsung hints at what's to come
Samsung hints at what's to come. Samsung

Care to venture a guess on what Samsung's next, cool hybrid-looking thing is?

If that description sounds vague, just watch the video below: it's more of an exercise in abstract expression than concrete design cues.

That said, it does show brushed metal, round edges, and hint at (near the end) a hybrid device possibly suggestive of the Samsung Series 5 Hybrid PC , first shown in June at Computex.

And this would fit nicely with one of the biggest design trends for Windows 8 devices. That is, newfangled laptops the convert readily to tablets or more tablet-like devices that can be used like a traditional laptop with a physical keyboard.

The Asus Taichi is a good example of the former and Microsoft's Surface is a prominent example of the latter.


[Via The Verge ]

About the author

Brooke Crothers writes about mobile computer systems, including laptops, tablets, smartphones: how they define the computing experience and the hardware that makes them tick. He has served as an editor at large at CNET News and a contributing reporter to The New York Times' Bits and Technology sections. His interest in things small began when living in Tokyo in a very small apartment for a very long time.

 

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