Samsung takes wraps off of Windows 8 desktop PCs

(AP)—Samsung will offer three different choices to people interested in buying a desktop computer equipped with the redesigned version of Windows going on sale.

The personal computers previewed Tuesday by Samsung provide one of the first glimpses at the wave of Windows 8 machines scheduled to hit the market on Oct. 26.

Windows 8's release has been widely anticipated because it's Microsoft's most dramatic overhaul of the operating system in 17 years. It's also coming out at a time when PC sales have been slowing as more people rely on smartphones and tablets to surf the Web.

Microsoft developed Windows 8 with the mobile computing revolution in mind.

.'s Windows 8 desktops will come with touch screens and have suggested prices ranging from $749 to $1,699.

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