Check out our comprehensive preview of the Samsung Series 7 Slate here
IFA, Berlin: Samsung has decided that an 11.6in tablet with a digital stylus, Windows 7 and a Intel Core i5 processor is just what is missing from the tablet market.
The Samsung Series 7 Slate PC 700T (to give it its full name), launched today, is a tablet that wants to be a laptop. Not only do you get the 11.6in Slate to carry around, when you want to do some serious work, Samsung has provided a dock and keyboard.
The tablet itself measures 12.9mm thick and weighs in at a hefty 970g, but considering the amount of tech inside, we’re not that surprised. Samsung is promising a 6.6 hour battery life, but we’ll wait to test it fully before believing that.
Inside, as well as the Core i5 processor, you’ll find Intel integrated graphics, 4GB of RAM and a 64GB SSD. As well as the tablet itself, Samsung will provide a Bluetooth keyboard, dock cradle and that all-important stylus. Unfortunately there isn't a slot on the tablet to house the stylus when not in use.
Of course the other differentiating feature of this tablet is the presence of Windows 7, which, although not touch-enabled, with the presence of the active-digitizer stylus, should make the experience of using it on a tablet a lot easier.
We’ve managed to get our hands on the Samsung Series 7 Slate and our man, Ardjuna Seghers, will be bringing you a full hands-on preview later today.
The Series 7 Slate will be available mid-November and will cost £999.