Tuesday, October 11th 2016

Samsung Intros the ArtPC Pulse Premium Desktop

Samsung drawing inspiration from Apple on product design is not new. Its latest is a cylindrical desktop PC that bears semblance to the Apple Mac Pro. To be fair to Samsung, the Mac Pro is technically a multi-GPU ready workstation powered by Intel Xeon processors. The new ArtPC Pulse Premium Desktops from Samsung, on the other hand, are just that - Windows desktops. Measuring 5.5 inch x 5.5 inch x 10.7 inch, this desktop packs in some premium PC hardware, flash memory, and an integrated 360° speaker system by Harman Kardon attached to its body.

The ArtPC Pulse comes in two main variants, the base $1,199 model featuring Core i5-6400 processor, 8 GB of dual-channel DDR4 memory, and 256 GB NVMe SSD storage; and a higher $1,599 variant featuring a Core i7-6700 processor, 16 GB of dual-channel DDR4 memory, and a 1 TB HDD in addition to the 256 GB NVMe SSD. Both variants feature AMD Radeon RX 460 graphics with 2 GB of video-memory. Other connectivity includes 802.11ac WLAN, gigabit Ethernet, SDXC card reader, five USB 3.1 ports (including a type-C port), and HDMI 2.0b display output.
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15 Comments on Samsung Intros the ArtPC Pulse Premium Desktop

#1
_JP_
Parody out of the way, as well as the probably funny replacement part's cost...I'm surprised there is no i3/8GB/1TB/iGPU-only version at say...$799?
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#2
the54thvoid
Overpowered CPU with a 460? You'd think a 480 would be on offer....
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#3
erixx
Samsung... Hmmmm... looks too much like an IED...

FIRE IN THE HOLE!!!! Run!!!!!!
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#4
Pugs501
It looks like a Lateran

Also my Goofy Edit
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#5
P4-630
The Way It's Meant to be Played
Pugs501 said:
It looks like a Lateran
"Lateran and Laterano are the shared names of several architectural projects throughout Rome. The properties were once owned by the Lateranus family of the former Roman Empire. The Laterani lost their properties to Emperor Constantine who in turn gave it to the Catholic Church in 311."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lateran

Are you sure you mean that? :p

Or did you mean "Lantern".....
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#6
ZoneDymo
will it also catch fire?
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#7
captainskyhawk
Well, at least somebody made a new Mac Pro, because it doesn't look like Apple's ever going to...
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#8
$ReaPeR$
another expensive trashcan..
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#9
AsRock
TPU addict
ZoneDymo said:
will it also catch fire?
Sure with fire effects and discoloration.

Was not in to this kinda thing when Apple or anyone else did it still not. Although it does look like a lot of other none PC like items, maybe a runway light too, a new age bug zapper a RGB light for your room as if this thing only does blue wait for V2 if ya like it.

Pugs501 said:
It looks like a Lateran

Also my Goofy Edit
Maybe a grenade in some game haha.
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#10
Recon-UK
I like it, but i7 6700...?

Looks like they could have at least put a 980 in there.
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#11
Ubersonic
the54thvoid said:
Overpowered CPU with a 460? You'd think a 480 would be on offer....
Well the top spec Mac Pro has a 6c12t Xeon driving a pair of down-clocked HD7970s in Xfire running custom firmware. So it's not like that isn't overrunning it on the CPU front too.
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#12
$ReaPeR$
Recon-UK said:
I like it, but i7 6700...?

Looks like they could have at least put a 980 in there.
isn't the 980 EOL? but yeah, ideally they should have a 1070-1080 in it or at least a 480.. the 460 is a bit "anemic" for a 1500$ system.
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Caring1
ZoneDymo said:
will it also catch fire?
Yes
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Caring1
btarunr said:
Samsung drawing inspiration from Apple on product design is not new.
:roll::roll::roll::roll:
I needed that laugh, as if Apple never copied their products from everyone else.
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$ReaPeR$
Caring1 said:
Yes

LMFAO!! you are spot on mate!
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