Yesterday at IFA 2011, one of the big announcements from Samsung was their Windows 7 SLATE PC Series 7 device.
Here is the press release from yesterday:
BERLIN, Germany – September 1, 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the Samsung SLATE PC Series 7. Designed for users in need of maximized productivity in a mobile working environment, the SLATE PC Series 7 – based on Windows® 7 – delivers the desired performance and productivity of a desktop PC with the usability of a tablet, enabling users to multi-task effectively on a slate with a customized touch interface.
The SLATE PC Series 7 is just 12.9mm (0.5”) thin and weighs only 860g, ensuring it is truly portable. Powered by an Intel® Core™ i5 processor and with an 11.6” screen, the device is powerful enough to serve any user at their desk or on the move. 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.
“For professionals longing for the productivity of a desktop PC together with the portability and usability of a tablet, Samsung has introduced an innovative form factor designed to revolutionize the way they work,” said Kyuho Uhm, Senior Vice President of the IT Solutions Business at Samsung Electronics. “The Samsung SLATE PC Series 7 takes the laptop a full step towards total mobility – a revolution in portable computing.”
“The Samsung SLATE PC Series 7 is a great example of the commitment Samsung has to continued innovation with Windows,” said Nick Parker, Vice President of Worldwide OEM Marketing at Microsoft Corporation. “With full-PC power packed into an ultraportable device, the SLATE PC Series 7 takes mobility to a new level with an innovative touch-focused design that transforms personal computing and enables richer experiences.”
Customized Slate PC for Every Occasion
The Samsung SLATE PC Series 7 with Windows® 7 operating system provides users with a greater range of options ensuring optimized performance, whatever the occasion. When in need of increased mobility, the SLATE PC 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. A battery life of up to 7 hours on a single charge ensures that users can be confident they will stay connected and productive wherever they are.
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.
For maximum convenience and productivity, the SLATE PC Series 7 offers an intuitive user-interface and a wide variety of input methods, including a digitizer pen, touch screen interface and optional Bluetooth wireless keyboard. Users can simply touch, write, or type to take meeting notes, create documents and reports in Microsoft Office 2010 or browse online. 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.
Full Experience on the Go
Benefiting from Samsung’s superior LCD technology, presentations can be delivered with the SuperBright Plus 11.6” HD display, providing outstanding picture quality and text-readability with 400nit brightness, 100% brighter than normal laptop displays, enabling full visual experience even outdoors.
Samsung appreciates that many devices used for work are also used for personal entertainment. Once the day is finished, the SLATE PC Series 7 provides ready-to-go entertainment at your fingertips due to its Samsung FastStart technology. It allows the SLATE PC Series 7 to wake up in 2 seconds and boot from cold in 15 seconds. The touch-launcher allows easy selection of applications including Twitter, Facebook, movies, weather and maps, whilst unrivalled media and software compatibility comes as standard with support for all PC-format video and audio content and support for PC games for Windows.
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