Samsung Launches Series 7 Slate

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.

Samsung Series 7 Slate

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.

Samsung Series 7 Slate

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.

Samsung Series 7 Slate

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


Samsung Series 7 Slate

The Series 7 Slate will be available mid-November and will

cost £999.