Samsung plans to launch a new line of 11.6 inch tablets running Windows 8 later this year. You’ll also be able to use the Samsung Series 5 Hybrid computers as laptops by sliding the tablets into keyboard docking stations. There’s a magnetic locking mechanism to hold the two pieces together.
Laptop Magazine reports that there will be two different versions of the Series 5 Hybrid. One will have a low power, 2-watt Intel Atom processor that’s designed for smartphones and low power tablets. A second model will have a higher performance Intel ULV processor and a high resolution 1920 x 1080 pixel display.
The tablets will measure 0.35 inches thick and weigh about 1.5 pounds, feature front and rear cameras, HDMI, USB, and microSD card slots as well as a SIM card slot on models with mobile broadband.
Samsung also includes a stylus — and unlike the Samsung Series 7 Slate PC which uses a digital pen but doesn’t include a space in the tablet to store the stylus, the Series 5 Hybrid has a stylus dock built right into the case.
There’s no word on how much the new tablets will cost, but they should be available this fall when Microsoft launches Windows 8.
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