Samsung announced its new Slate PC Series 7, runs Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system.
Series 7 is just 12.9mm (0.5") thin and weighs only 860g, ensuring it is truly portable. It has an 11.6 inch screen, weighs just over 2 pounds and has Intel's Core i5 2467M processor running at 1.6 Ghz with 4 GB of RAM. It also has an integrated microphone and dual 2MP (front) / 3MP (rear) cameras can record audio/visual files, which can be stored and shared via the full-sized USB port or Wi-Fi, WiMAX and HSPA connection.
Samsung FastStart technology. It allows the SLATE PC Series 7 to wake up in 2 seconds and boot from cold in 15 seconds.
"When connected to a docking station - complete with Bluetooth keyboard and mouse - the slate operates as a desktop PC, however it can also be removed and used as an ultra-portable device. Multiple input methods - from touch screen keyboard to digital pen - ensure that it is the perfect solution for presenting, creating and capturing content on the go, without limitations," Samsung said.
Samsung says that "Series 7 can be carried around just like a conventional tablet. If users are on the move, they can share documents with a customer or take notes in a meeting or lecture; desktop productivity is at their fingertips in an ultra-portable, ultra-versatile form factor."
"When working in the office or at a desk, the docking station transforms the SLATE PC Series 7 into a full desktop PC, with all the power and productivity that its Intel Core i5 Processor and genuine Windows 7 operating system provides. The docking station replaces the traditional desktop by providing the interface and computing power; it even gives users the flexibility to synch up to a larger monitor for even more efficient multi-tasking.
On the price front, Samsung said that the cheapest version will be priced at $1,099.