There is a saying that the pen is mightier than the sword. What does that have to do with Samsung’s new Flip digital flip chart? Other than the fact that the Flip has a pen input, nothing else actually. There is also a saying that you do not fix what is not broken. In this context, that saying has plenty to do with what Samsung launched today.
One of the staple furniture that you would find in not just offices, but classrooms as well is a piece of board. On this piece of board, you use marker pens to write all sorts of things on it. If you have a magnet pin too, you can pin papers and manuscripts on the board. You make notes and leave it on the board when there are discussions and what not. It is called the whiteboard (blackboard in some cases).
The workspace revolves around the whiteboard plenty it is pretty much like a shared workstation for the office space. Anyone can come up to make changes in the notes or add notes. It is the opposite of hi-tech though, it is really lo-tech (if that is a word). It has been around for some quite some time and it has not changed one bit.
Enter the Samsung Flip digital flip chart. It is technically pretty much a 55-inch 4K UHD television with a pen bundled in the package if you look at it. The built-in stand is taller than the regular TV obviously because you are going to use it as a flip chart or a whiteboard replacement. Most of the time it is going to be placed in front of 10 – 20 different people in a meeting space anyway. It even has built-in speakers.
It is designed to be at home in an office space or classroom though. That explains the grey colour scheme of the digital flip chart itself. And the tall, white coloured stand with lockable wheels on it for maximum flexibility in the office. You can even flip the Flip from Horizontal to Vertical mode quickly to suit the meeting’s needs and requirements.
Underneath the brilliant UHD display lies a Quad-Core processor that is clocked at 1.7GHz that is paired to 3GB of RAM. That processing power is used to run the Kant-M Tizen 3.0 that makes the digital flip chart tick. There is also built-in memory of 8GB in case any documents needed to be stored in the flip chart itself. Either that or plug your USB drive into the USB 2.0 port on the side of the board.
The Samsung Flip does save power as well, it turns off when not in use and cleverly activates when you start approaching it. It even has a password protection feature so sensitive information only goes out to the right eyes. The Flip also supports up to 4 pen inputs simultaneously which allows you and your colleagues to push in ideas quicker. If you make a mistake, simply rub it off with your hands, just like how you would on a traditional whiteboard.
If you need to, you can connect your PC, smartphone, or tablet to the Flip for screen mirroring or extension purposes. If not, you can sync your devices’ data with the Flip via WiFi and NFC. When you are done with the ideation and brainstorming you can even do a screen capture or print it out.
The Samsung Flip is available now nationwide with a retail price of MYR12,999. Do contact Samsung directly or their authorised distributors to Modernise your office today.
Also published on Medium.