A big thank-you to Hector Gomez for writing up this excellent and detailed owner-review of the dockable Samsung Series 7 Tablet / Smart PC Pro ATIV 700T. Hector has owned many other mobile devices in the past and recently reviewed the Smart PC ATIV 500T for us over at UMPCPortal. The 700T review paints a very positive picture of this Ultrabook Convertible and Surface Pro alternative. Pay attention!
Update: The Series 7 and Series 5 Slates have been officially launched as the ATIV Smart PC and ATIV Smart PC Pro. [Engadget]
The detachable style ‘Ultraslate’ is going to be popular. The design has already been proven by ASUS with their Transformer range and many of us are already excited about the ASUS Transformer Book. The Samsung options – a Series 7 Slate with dock, is going to go head to head. We just spotted this video on Laptopmag’s YouTube channel and we’re expecting an article and official info to follow soon.
A version with Core i5 will sit alongside a slightly lighter version, the Series 5 slate, with an Atom CPU inside allowing you to choose between power and battery life/weight.
Take note that the keyboard is said to have quite a bit of travel, a result of most of the electronics being behing the screen.
Pricing – $1199. $749 for the Series 5 (Intel Atom) version.