Windows 8 is coming out on October 26, and you know what that means: OEMs are trotting out their newest and slickest machines running Windows 8 in order to get them in the minds of consumers when they go shopping this holiday season. We’ve seen Acer and HP’s offerings, but next up is Korean electronics giant Samsung. Back in August, we saw Samsung’s tablets, the Slate 5 and Slate 7, but those aren’t laptops. Samsung confirmed today that for the US market, those will be using the ATIV moniker. The coolest aspect of that line is that they will all feature the SPen technology we’ve seen on the Galaxy Note.
The Series 5 has been Samsung’s mid-range option–but in an interesting twist, Samsung’s added touch. It comes with Intel processors, starting with a Core i3 and an upgrade option for a Core i5. It should have an standard spinning HD with 24GB of SSD for fast startup. The screen, although it’s a multitouch screen, clocks in at a disappointing 1366×768 resolution. The whole package should start at $799.