The Samsung Sliding PC 7 Series is more than just a computer with an unnecessarily long name. It’s also a PC which can function as either a notebook or a tablet, thanks to a slide-out keyboard which hangs out under the screen. The Sliding Series computer is designed to be much more compact than an old-school convertible tablet with a swivel for rotating the display and folding it down over the keyboard. Samsung introduced the computer at CES in January, and now it’s starting to show up for pre-order at US retailers for prices ranging from about $670 to $760.
The Samsung Sliding PC 7 Series features a 10.1 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel touchscreen display and a 1.5 GHz Intel Atom Z670 Oak Trail processor. It runs Windows 7 Home Premium and scomes with 2GB of RAM, a 32GB solid state disk, and a 3 cell battery.
The computer measures 10.5″ x 7″ x 0.8″ and weighs 2.2 pounds. At launch, Samsung said the 7 Series should be available in March for about $699 and up, so while most of the stores with product pages say the computer is out of stock, we might not have to wait long for it to start shipping.
You can check out a short video of the tablet in action after the break.
via Netbook News