We first caught a glimpse of this beauty at the Microsoft Keynote the opening night of CES. Samsung announced the launch of its first sliding tablet PC with Microsoft Windows 7 operating system and powered by the upcoming Intel Atom processor platform, currently code-named “Oak Trail,” the PC 7 Series maximizes the benefits of a tablet PC with its compact, light design, and incorporates a sliding keyboard for easy typing. The display slides up to reveal a physical keyboard giving the you the option of a multi-touch display or full keyboard and mouse interface.
“With the proliferation of tablet devices, there is a demand from consumers that want the elegance, ease-of-use and portable form factor of a tablet but also the familiarity of a notebook,” said Scott Ledterman, director of mobile PC product marketing at Samsung Enterprise Business Division. “At first glance, the Samsung PC 7 Series is a compact, light-weight tablet featuring an intuitive touchscreen. However, once the display is slid into place, it reveals a physical keyboard that offers users the familiar keyboard/touchpad interface. The Samsung 7 Series is creating a category unto itself, with a total solution that is not only chic and convenient for content consumption, but also versatile enough for more intensive computing and content creation.”
“The Samsung Sliding PC 7 Series is a great example of the deep collaboration between Microsoft and Samsung, from engineering to marketing,” said Steve Guggenheimer, corporate vice president of the OEM Division, Microsoft Corporation. “This joint innovation delivers a unique PC design and rich mobile computing experiences for our mutual customers.”
Weighing in at only 2.2 pounds, the Samsung Sliding PC 7 Series is definitely made for the on the go individual that wants the fun and ease of a tablet and power of a PC. The 7 Series is suited with 10.1-inch display supported by an enhanced HD resolution (1366 x 768).
The six-cell lithium-polymer battery and innovative Eco Light Sensor, which conserves energy and adjusts screen brightness based on available ambient light, allows the 7 Series to last for up to 9 hours.
The Samsung Sliding PC 7 Series is Available in either 32GB or 64GB models, the 7 Series features expandable storage with the 4-in-1 memory card reader. The solid-state hard drive and Samsung’s Fast Start feature powers the 7 Series in 15 seconds, or restores from Hibernate and Sleep modes in 3 seconds. The SSD also fully supports multi-tasking not only in the Windows mode.
Out of the Box it is equipped with Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium. Also sporting HDMI port for the entertainment seeking users in mind for sharing content on an HDTV. On the business side of things, it comes with built-in webcam and audio speaker making it perfect for video communication/conferences.
Optional 3G connectivity takes the 7 Series to new levels, with Internet connectivity anywhere, anytime. Moreover, the built-in accelerometer enables portrait or landscape viewing, making the 7 Series perfect for reading daily news articles, or sharing photos with family and friends.
The Samsung 7 Series is scheduled to be available in March 2011, with a starting price of $699 MSRP.
- CPU: Intel ATOMTM Oak Trail Z670 @ 1.66GHz
- Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium
- Samsung Touch Launcher
- Memory: 2GB DDR2
- Hard Drive (max): 32GB or 64GB (mSATA SSD)
- Screen: 10.1-inch touchscreen HD LCD display (340 nit)
- Resolution: 1366 x 768
- Graphics: Intel Integrated Graphics
- Audio Technology: Integrated speaker (0.8W x 2)
- USB 2.0
- 4-in-1 memory card reader
- HMDI out
- Webcam: 1.3MP
- Battery: Lithium Polymer; up to 9 hours
- Wireless: 802.11b/g/n; WiMax; 3G
- Dimensions: 10.47 x 6.88 x 0.78 inches (W x D x H)
- Weight: Starting at 2.18 lbs