Samsung has spent a lot of time and effort pushing Android tablets this year (and fighting Apple for the right to continue doing so in Europe and Australia), but the company is also hedging its bets with a new Windows tablet.
The Samsung Series 7 tablet features an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel capacitive touchscreen display and an active digitizer for precise, pressure-sensitive input with a digital pen.
It has an Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, and a solid state disk instead of a hard drive. Samsung says the tablet can run for up to 7 hours on a charge, which isn’t bad at all for a slate-style computer running Windows 7.
Samsung will charge $1099 for the base model with a 64GB solid state disk. For $1349 you can snag a model with 128GB of storage and a docking station and Bluetooth keyboard.
The folks at Laptop Magazine got a chance to check out the Series 7 tablet in person, and you can check out their video below.
Any idea when this will be released ? I’ve not been able to find any information on it’s general availability !
Samsung was suppose to start shipping them out today to resellers, but nothing for certain is known yet.
Looks nice. But, 7 hours probably means 4 hours in real-life if 7 hours is the longest it can go. That’s still not too bad, but I think tablets need to last longer than that. 2lbs is also pretty heavy for a tablet. I wonder why they went with 11″ instead of 10″.
The price is pretty high, but the internals are pretty good too. Hopefully it will become cheaper and hopefully Windows 8 will help create smaller, cheaper and longer lasting Windows tablets.
I don’t think this is a “1366 x 768 pixel capacitive touchscreen display and an active digitizer for precise, pressure-sensitive input with a digital pen.”
This is a 1366×768 display. It has a hybrid digitizer overlay on the display. Overlays are not part of the display. They are an interface. This digitizer features two different touchscreen technologies: a capacitive passive digitizer and an active digitizer which responds to the pen. The latter is what makes this a tablet along with the support of a tablet friendly operating system like Windows 7.
Yeah, that probably could have been more clear. Often when I refer to a display or screen though, I’m not trying to describe the different layers of technology — instead I’m just talking about that thing that you look at/tap on. For most consumers, it all just looks like one piece of plastic or glass.
That looks like Wacom to me – alright – but that nosebleed price puts it very close to an entry level 2760p ($1495) with a whole lot more firepower!
Convertible tablets and pure slate tablets aren’t directly comparable. It’s like comparing an SUV and a sedan on the basis of power and price, which likely misses the point of why you’d actually choose one over the other. Besides, the price of this is closer to an iPad slate than the HP convertible tablet, and if you want to play the “for a few hundred dollars more game”, somebody can have a legitimate tablet PC in this compared to an embedded mobile slate in the iPad. That type of choice is a no brainer, at least in the sense that if you go with the iPad…
Nope – the lowest model 2760p, which includes pen & touch, is $1379 – $30 more than the Sammy. Maybe your comparison is close (Ford Expedition vs. Ford Escape), but I’ll stand by my assessment that the price is just to high, even in the enterprise space.
High compared to what? There is little competition in its market niche and it is priced comparably to all of them. This is not a toy for consumers like an iPad, so you should not be looking for a similar price point as IOS and Android devices.
The 2760p also weighs twice as much, (4lbs) with the standard battery, and only gets 3.5 hours of actual use in that form(from a review); If you add the secondary battery (external attachment) you can get up to 7.5 hours, but for the first four hours your device weighs over 5 pounds, and is notably thicker.
The HP does have a faster CPU, which is unlikely to matter much for most office usage, given it’s countered by having a spinning hard disk, vs. the Samsung’s SSD. The Samsung also has an IPS-quality display rather than a standard LED-backlit LCD (Not IPS specifically, but Samsung’s proprietary equivalent)So the Samsung weighs half as much and gets better battery life, has a faster disk and a better display, in exchange for somewhat slower CPU and smaller hard drive. I don’t see why paying almost as much as the HP is a problem?
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