Samsung also brought to Computex 2012 one of its older products, but in a revamped version. I’m talking about the Series 7 Slate PC, a revamped version of the older tablets, now with Windows 8 on board. It relies on the user’s choice of Sandy Bridge Core i3, i5 or i7 processors, so you’ll get the full Win 8 experience, not only Windows RT.
This device has full touchscreen support and also offers compatibility with a digitizer pen or Bluetooth keyboard. The Series 7 Slate comes with either 64 or 128 GB of SSD storage, allowing Samsung to achieve no less than 15 seconds boot from the cold start. Sammy also promises a brightness of 400 nits from its screen, a pretty good performance. Other than that, the package is similar to the previous Series 7 Slate, with a micro HDMI port, USB 2.0, microSD card slot and obviously a proprietary docking connector at the bottom.
The product weighs quite a bit, at 860 grams and measures a pretty thick 12.9 mm. Samsung Series 7 Slate offers the option to have a fast start (2 seconds), compatibility with a Wacom Pen and a docking system. 6.1 hours of battery life are promised here, although most models I’ve seen at Computex have about 10, so it’s a bit of a bummer. Let’s hope that the price won’t be as exaggerated as the one of the predecessor!