Samsung launches 10″ Windows Tablet/Slider PC 7

Updated on 06 January 2011 by

The rumour had been going around but it’s now confirmed that Samsung have a 10 inch convertible tablet/netbook on Oaktrail ready to go in March.

samsung slider

We missed the press event at CES this morning to write up some other articles so we’re picking this up from other sources but according to Engadget, it’s an Oaktrail-based device (1.66GHz Z670) with 32 or 64GB SSD, 2GB of RAM and a high-brightness 1366×768 capacitive screen. There’s no mention of a digitiser in the press release. As for battery life…

The six-cell lithium-polymer battery and innovative Eco Light Sensor, which conserves energy and adjusts screen brightness based on available ambient light, allows the 7 Series to last for up to 9 hours.

Use the usual 2/3rd rule on the marketing figures there and you still get a reasonable 6hrs battery life. At 1KG this looks like an interesting take on the netbook. Price? $699 with options for WiMax too.

I like the design but I’m also seeing a 1KG Windows tablet which is just a little too heavy and not running the right OS for some of the consumer tablet scenarios that are taking off. Without the digitiser it’s not going to attract hard-core TabletPC users either. An expensive netbook? Style exercise or perfect for the living room? What do you think?

Via Engadget

Samsung Press release is available in full in this Slashgear post

8 Comments For This Post

  1. squirrel says:

    error in link to slashgear post

  2. Chippy says:

    Thanks. Fixed that.

  3. Guy Adams says:

    A great concept from Samsung and given their UMPC history probably very well built but too heavy in my opinion;

  4. Guy says:

    Great concept from Samsung continuing their tradition of good UMPC’s but as you say Chippy, probably a little weighty?

  5. simplyTom says:

    Are there any Windows 7 Tablets around with ExpressCard- or CardBus-Slot. I need to expand those devices with additional interface cards.
    Are there any devices around – USB isn’t working.

    Best regards,

  6. jb82 says:

    I for one think it is fantastic and just what I am looking for.

    1. Beats current convertible netbooks in terms of thickness, weight and specs … think gigabyte t1000, lenovo s10-3t. Some people have been hoping for something better than these and at a reasonable price point like this one.

    2. As a windows slate … 2.2lbs is fairly reasonable. The exopc is 2.2lbs and 10″ devices are around 2lbs. Only smaller devices like the hp slate are lighter. An engineering feat as this incorporates a keyboard too and a decent battery.

    3. Avoids the usual concerns about win 7 touch because you can always slide the keyboard open and use it like a netbook for increased productivity and to utilise the full worth of a full os like win 7. For couch surfing, playing angry birds, watching movies etc (ie main slate uses) win 7 works perfectly well touch only.

    4. As a netbook it is one of the thinnest and lightest around. Okay it is more expensive but I would say it is worth it for a fast ssd, 2gb ram, home premium and the chance to dabble in the slate world.

    Would have wished for at least one full usb (not a hdmi to usb dongle) but I can live with that.

    I would get this and a smaller android phone or tablet for more mobility (say a 4″ or 5″).

  7. reverendo says:

    Looks very interesting, but one main question is how fast/slow this processor is.

  8. PRüüPH marketing says: 2.2 pound convertible slate.. hmmmm

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