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Samsung enters the UK home desktop PC market next month with two All-in-ones, sold exclusively through PC World and PCWorld.co.uk.

All-in-one PCs represent the computer industry's latest attempt to combat price erosion with fat-feature PCs that all the family can use as a home entertainment hub. Typically, All-in-one PCs combine a big screen monitor and computer in one wallmountable (is that a word? - no, Ed) unit and a touch screen for all the family to smear.

Samsung's efforts, the 23in 1080p HD screen U250 and the 20in 1600 x 900 resolution U2 U200 are no exceptions. Both models are supplied with Windows 7 Home Premium to supply the touchscreen touches.

No prices yet from Samsung, but we guess the U250 won't be that much cheaper than the HP TouchSmart 600 (reviewed by Reg Hardware here), which carries an RRP of £1530.

Canned quote time from Darren Thacker, head of retail for Samsung's Mobile Computing Division, who says the UK home PC sector has been "growing steadily since 2005, and we decided to use the strengths from our market-leading netbooks and notebooks to create a Samsung solution for the home, perfect for complimenting (sic) our Note PC offerings."

In other words, Samsung is dabbling. But it could be a player if it wants to. HP and Acer, no doubt, await their rival's next move with keen interest.

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