Summary: I've been using this S7S (Series 7 Slate) for 9 months now. It's not my main computer, but I use it daily for sketching and some 3D programs. I'll keep it short. Programs: - Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchbook Pro: smooth, like cutting butter with hot knife. - Sketchbook Designer: pretty smooth, as long as you don't use too many vector and mesh gradient. - Solidwworks 2010: OK for simple models. Wireframe refreshing rate on the complex model is SLOOOW, not acceptable.
Summary: Well, after trying some of the Android tablets and being disappointed with not being able to print etc... I decided to try the Samsung Slate PC. I have to say I haven't 100% taken all my stuff off my laptop because there isn't a whole lot of storage, I purchased thelarger 128 Gig version. It works like a pc with a keyboard and mouse fine. But lacks good touch control. It is very difficult to use with touch and touchy using the digitizer pen, its not forgiving.
Summary: pros: its very portable battery life is good - about 4-5 hrs continuous use. quick start up cons: virtual keyboard is not easy to use. you have to type slowly or it skips letters. no number pad on the virtual keyboard. it gets really hot after 2 hours.very very hot. the covers for the sd and usb slots are not attached, so they are prone to getting lost. when i clicked the sd cover and it popped off. took me 30 mins to find it.
Summary: After having two days with the tablet, let me say I am impressed. The only problem is a quality issue that I see so far. After only using it for two days the glass touch screen is detaching from the frame. Its a known issue that Samsung is fixing, but for the price of 3 Ipads I expect perfection.
In my opinion its not polished enough for the price!
L. Breda "L.", Amazon
24 March 2012
Summary: I wrote a different review for this and deleted it because someone told me the review was unfair. I will keep this short... And let me state for the record this is MY experience with the Samsung Series Slate If you had a good experience with this slate it is just as valid as my bad experience. My product was marked new and the box looked new but the Samsung logo was chipping off the back when I received it. On closer inspection the logo is a cheap sticker.
Summary: The tablet works well, and the experience on Win 7, not a tablet OS to start with, is clearly improved. Excellent screen after you tweak the power and compensation settings. Good apps and not too much bloatware. So why only 3 stars? First because of the price. This is probably the best Win 7 tablet around, but the new laptops can match or exceed the performance at a much lower cost.
Summary: I've had my unit for a couple of months now and for the most part I like it. However, the Slate has some problems. 1. The 16x9 form factor is all but useless in portrait mode, it's simply too tall and gets very tiring to use it that way. 2. The Ethernet port has disappeared from the unit, simply no longer there. I checked a few units at the Microsoft store, they too were missing the Ethernet card. So looks like there is something going on with the RealTec network card.