Everyone wants their tablet to be ultra-thin and ultra-light, but until now that meant compromising on hardware. You either had to have a Tablet OS that can’t do much more than light work and gaming, or you had a tablet that was just too slow to be practical.
Well here is the Samsung Series 7 Slate breaking all the rules. I personally never imagined that it would be possible (at least not in the next few years) to pack an Intel Core i5 (Generation 2 Sandy Bridge) processor into a fully fledged computer around about the size of an iPad.
The Intel Core i5 is for all intents and purposes infinitely more powerful than the ARM processors that are found on consumer tablets and smart phones. And yet Samsung have somehow wedged it into a package that makes an ultrabook look like a brick!
As you’ll see in the video, the Samsung Series 7 Slate boots into Windows 7 cold in 20 seconds flat! Of course you’ll find that you hardly ever reboot in Windows 7 since Standby gives you a reliable instant on experience in one or two seconds. The S7S will run for quite a few days in standby mode thanks to improved power management in Sandy Bridge.
Even with all that power you can expect 4.5 to 5 hours of insanely productive real use time (not measured by watching movies or other general time wasting) and a super fast 2 hour 10 minute charge time.
A full sized USB port means that you can plug in any device. Printer, keyboard, mouse, USB stick, USB hard drive, Serial port adapter, GPS, Phone or iPad?! It’s a PC after all, you don’t need to plug it into one to make it work… it is one!
There is a HDMI out port built right into the device (no expensive adapters needed, just a standard cable) for connecting to a projector or TV and a handy Micro SD card slot for expanding your storage.
Three of our four configurations come with a Docking Station and Bluetooth Keyboard out of the box. We take a look at that in the video below. Enjoy the Samsung Series 7 Slate.
Samsung Series 7 Slate–Hardware Close Up
You can find the Samsung Series 7 Slate and all of its accessories in our online store here.
Corporate customers should contact us to discuss the Samsung Series 7 Slate and to arrange a demonstration.