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Samsung Series 7 Slate PC Review
28 August 2012
Excerpt: With an Intel Core i5-2467M, 11.6-inch LED‑backlit display, and 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium, the Series 7 Slate PC fully serves as a home or mobile machine in the guise of a 10-finger-sensitive touchscreen tablet.
Pros: Unusually large, bright HD display; robust, fully multitasking performance; included dock and Bluetooth keyboard.
Cons: Costly compared to other tablets and laptops; no USB 3.0; Windows 7 not as touch-friendly as other tablet OSes.
Summary: Tablet + Notebook = Slate PC? Samsung aims to unite the best of the notebook and tablet worlds with its new Series 7 tablet. To this end the Windows Tablet gets a docking station and keyboard and runs some touchscreen-optimised programs.
Pros: Premium design, High quality materials, Included docking station, Bluetooth keyboad, Touch launcher, Bright display with good viewing angles, Satisfactory performance, Fast SSD, Long battery life, The good design, the excellent display and the folding docking station.
Cons: Reflective front face-plate, Very warm upper edge, Errors with the stylus, A USB 3.0 port and an anti-glare front panel.
Excerpt: The jury is still out on Windows 7 tablets — and, at this point, it looks like it may never come in — but with the Series 7 Slate , Samsung at least gives this difficult niche the old college try.
Pros: PC-class features in a tablet body. Possibly the most powerful tablet on the market today.
Cons: Windows remains a struggle with a pen-and-finger interface. Samsung’s Tablet-esque add-on is only three-quarters baked. Dock and wireless keyboard cost extra. Tepid battery life of about 4.5 hours.
Summary: The Series 7 Slate PC is a tablet computer that’s powerful enough to be used as a laptop or desktop. It may be the only computer you need, which is something that sets it apart from most Android and iOS tablets which are best seen as items that you might buy
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Conclusion: The Samsung Series 7 Slate is definitely the best slate form factor Windows 7 tablets to hit the market, and it's earned our Editor's Choice award. It packs plenty of power thanks to the Intel Core i5 CPU and Intel HD 3000 graphics that trounce Atom-based tablets from HP, Acer and Fujitsu.
Pros: Relatively light, excellent touch experience by Windows standards, active digitizer with pen, fast, decent battery life.
Conclusion: The high price and the ability to perform as a touch-screen PC takes the decision to purchase this slate far beyond the typical considerations entailed in buying a tablet, most of which cost less than half as much and are closer to impulse buys in price.
Pros: Big, bright, and gorgeous screen, Good touch and multi-touch responsiveness for a Windows 7 slate, Fast processor, RAM and storage
Cons: Expensive, Too big and awkward to hold for long periods, Poor sound-recording capabilities
Samsung Series 7 Slate – a slim Windows 7 tablet with no compromise in performance
18 October 2011
Conclusion: The price, however, is very high for a tablet – the base model costs $1099 (without the accessories), and the price goes up to $1600 for the top model (including the peripherals). Keeping in mind that this “tablet” has more power than most current notebooks, it might be a good purchase for at least...
Excerpt: Unlike some of its most popular offerings in the worldwide tablet market, Samsung’s Series 7 11.6-inch Slate doesn’t run a version of Android. Instead, it comes with 64-bit Windows 7 pre-installed as its operating system, and it utilizes an Intel Core i5 processor with 4GB of RAM as standard.
Summary: Perfect for mobility, this 11.7 inch slate comes loaded with features but at a price. The days of bulky laptops and tablet computers are certainly behind us now thanks to the tablet revolution that has taken place over the past couple of years.