Samsung Series 7 Slate PC Brings Windows 7 and Wacom to the Table
It might come as a surprise, but Samsung hasn’t given up on Windows 7 tablets. In fact, the company has just showed off the Samsung Series 7 Slate with Windows 7, Wacom digitizer and a dual core processor.
While you may be focused on Windows 8, and how it could mark the rebirth of Windows tablets, I thought you might like a look anyway.
The Samsung Series 7 Slate is an 11.6″ Windows 7 slate that looks pretty thin, compared to many Windows 7 Tablet PCs we’ve seen in the past. Inside, this tablet isn’t a slouch. You’ll find an Intel Core i5 2nd gen processor, 4GB RAM and the choice of a 64Gb or 128GB SSD. Reportedly this power sipping tablet can last 6 hours, which would be impressive if it can deliver. There are front and rear facing cameras, 2MP and 3MP respectively for sharing and video conferencing.
The tablet comes with a stylus, and the more expensive 18GB version includes a dock and keyboard in addition to the stylus.
This Is My Next went hands on with the device and had this to say about the Samsung Series 7 Tablet screen,
However, the most impressive part of this slate is the 1366 x 768-resolution 11.6-inch, 400nit display that’s equipped with a Wacom digitizer. The pressure-sensitive stylus glides across the screen and the capacitive screen itself is responsive to finger input
Sadly, it didn’t hold up under fingertip use, which is expected given the Windows 7 operating system, but still a disappointment.
You can get the Samsung Series 7 Windows 7 Slate for $1,099 for the 64GB version and $1,349 for the 128GB version with accessories. This will be a tough sell with competing tablets clocking in around $500 and WIndows 8 around the corner, but if you must have Windows 7 — and you like the slate form factor this is one of a handful of choices. Samsung claims they want to have an upgrade path to Windows 8, but I wouldn’t buy on that promise alone.
08/31/2011 at 9:38 pm
Glad you switched fingers, you were flipping us all off at first. It is Wacom (Y-com) and not WA-comb
09/01/2011 at 1:11 am
It was a Samsung Korean representative who was doing the flipping.
09/02/2011 at 2:53 am
No. WA-comb is correct.
Call their 800-number and you’ll hear a recording with exactly how to pronounce it.
08/31/2011 at 9:47 pm
Is this the first dual capacitive/active Wacom tablet we’ve seen?
08/31/2011 at 11:42 pm
No. Asus EEE SLATE
09/01/2011 at 2:58 pm
Actually, Motion J3500 did it before Asus.
09/01/2011 at 3:07 pm
It could be first except for almost every Fujitsu, Lenovo, Toshiba, HP & Motion proper Tablet PC (slate or convertible.) that’s been & is being produced…..
09/01/2011 at 1:03 pm
Really mean teaser video. Can’t wait to see more on this. Windows 7 with a custom UI on top! smooth inking! Can’t wait to see more on the inking recognition part.
Thumbs up for the next video!
07/25/2012 at 8:13 am
Is there a carrying case that will carry the Slate with keyboard?