Samsung unveils the ArtPC Pulse Premium Desktop

Samsung taking design inspiration from Apple to build its latest is a cylindrical desktop PC that looks similar to the Apple Mac Pro. But it’s not a multi-GPU ready, and Intel Xeon processors powered workstation like the Mac Pro, the Samsung AetPC Pulse Premium Desktops just a high-performance Windows desktop. Measuring 5.5-inch x 5.5-inch x 10.7 inches, this PC packs in some premium PC hardware, flash memory, and an integrated 360° speaker system by Harman Kardon attached to its body.

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The ArtPC Pulse will be available in two main variants, the base model cost $1,199 featuring Core i5-6400 processor, 8 GB of dual-channel DDR4 memory, and 256 GB NVMe SSD storage; and a higher model priced at $1,599 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.

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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.

Specifications of Samsung ArtPC 
ArtPC Pulse Desktop
DP700C6A-A01US
ArtPC Pulse Desktop
DP700C6A-X01US
CPU Intel Core i7-6600
4C/8T, 3.4 GHz
65W
Intel Core i5, 2.4 GHz
either i5-6400 (65W)
or i5-6600T (35W)
PCH Unknown 100-series
RAM 16GB DDR4
Unknown Config
8GB DDR4
Unknown Config
GPU AMD Radeon
RX 460 2GB
SSD 256 GB NVMe
HDD 1TB HDD
Unknown Form Factor
LAN Unknown GbE
WLAN ??
PSU ??
DisplayPort Maybe via Type-C? Otherwise no.
HDMI Yes, Unknown
Thunderbolt No
USB 4 x USB 3.0
1 x Type-C, Unknown Speed
Dimensions 5.51 x 5.51 x 12.18-in
Volume 6.06 liters
Weight 7.4 lbs (3.4 kg)
Price Pre-order: $1600 Pre-order: $1200
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