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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.

Samsung Series 7 Slate
The Samsung Series 7 Slate has a Wacom digitizer and runs Windows 7.

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.

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9 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    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

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    • Anonymous

      09/01/2011 at 1:11 am

      It was a Samsung Korean representative who was doing the flipping.

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    • Anonymous

      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.

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  2. Yogh

    08/31/2011 at 9:47 pm

    Is this the first dual capacitive/active Wacom tablet we’ve seen?

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    • Anonymous

      08/31/2011 at 11:42 pm

      No. Asus EEE SLATE

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      • Brettg

        09/01/2011 at 2:58 pm

        Actually, Motion J3500 did it before Asus.

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      • Guest

        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…..

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  3. Willem Evenhuis

    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!

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  4. Salgado

    07/25/2012 at 8:13 am

    Is there a carrying case that will carry the Slate with keyboard?

    Reply

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