Samsung teases Windows 8 hybrid

Add Samsung to the list of PC vendors with a Windows 8 hybrid in the works. Although the system won't be unveiled formally until the IFA show in Berlin, which starts Friday, Samsung has released a single teaser image on its Facebook page. The picture leaves little doubt about the system's OS and separate keyboard.

According to The Verge, the device bears some resemblance to the Series 5 Hybrid concept shown off at Computex. That machine had a Transformer-style keyboard with a magnetic dock, a decent-sized touchpad, and a single USB port. The screen size was apparently in the 11" range, and a stylus was tucked into the chassis.

Combining a physical keyboard with a capacitive touchscreen and a precise stylus would make for one heck of a hybrid device. The magnetic dock sounds intriguing, too, although there's no word on whether the sidekick featured an auxiliary battery like Asus' Transformers. I don't believe that particular feature is patented, at least.

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