First look: Samsung Sliding PC 7 Series 10-inch Windows 7 tablet

Samsung unveiled their 10-inch Windows 7 tablet with a slide-out keyboard today at CES 2011. Neowin got a first look at the Samsung Sliding PC 7 series tablet. This is the worlds first hybrid PC and tablet.

The device was running Windows 7 Home Premium with a multi-touchscreen interface. The tablet can be used just like an iPad, but features a sliding keyboard which can be turned upright just like a laptop. The device weighs in at 2.2lbs, features Intel® ATOMTM Oak Trail Z670 processor @ 1.66GHz, 2GB of DDR2 RAM, 1366 x 768 screen resolution, 1.3MP front and rear-facing camera in both a 32GB and 64GB model. The tablet also has a USB and HDMI port, wireless 802.11b/g/n, 3G and WiMax capatible, 4-in-1 card reader, ambient light sensor. The device promises up to 9 hours of battery life.

With so many tablet makers launching a tablet this year, Samsung is attempting to stand out from the rest with this hybrid tablet/PC. With a lightweight design and full PC experience, consumers will be jumping at the $699 price tag when this device launches in the second quarter of this year.

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This type of sliding tablet/net-book setup is gonna take off. Seems like a good place for the new powerful mobile OSs of the future like Chrome, Android 3, and new Windows where an on-screen keyboard just will not cut it EVER.

OEM's need to develop more snappy interfaces for this tablets or hybrids to succeed and fare well against the iPad.

I don't like the iPad's lack of features but their interface if great.

When this kind of devices get great touch interfaces (similar to HTC's Sense or the likes) it could make a huge change in how they are perceived.

IF it gets 9hrs battery life that is pretty win and could indeed be the turning of the page for full OS tablets.

If however it gets the standard 3-4hrs battery life that all full OS tabs seem to then, fail. Ah well Win8 on ARM chips will get us all day battery power, till then eh.

Joe05 said,
How thin is it compared to the iPad ?

Well it has a keyboard so I guess it's quite a lot thicker. It also has much better specifications though. It is not really a direct competitor to the iPad, it's more of a netbook competitor in my view.

I was thinking about buying a tablet this year and if this gets a decent price in the UK then I think I may have to pick me up one of these

Can be used just like an Ipad, but will it be as smooth at scrolling as an Ipad, and pinching and zooming. I'm not sure how many people realize how important that is. Because IT IS. Looked a little jerky. Impressive hardware but I want to see more.

jimmyfal said,
Can be used just like an Ipad, but will it be as smooth at scrolling as an Ipad, and pinching and zooming. I'm not sure how many people realize how important that is. Because IT IS. Looked a little jerky. Impressive hardware but I want to see more.

pinch and zoom in a 10 inch display?
get some glasses
if it's in the browser there's a zoom button already
I rarely used it with my Galaxy Tab which is 7 inch

NesTle said,

pinch and zoom in a 10 inch display?
get some glasses
if it's in the browser there's a zoom button already
I rarely used it with my Galaxy Tab which is 7 inch

Why would you want to accept anything less for the same $? It matters. If it didn't we wouldn't even be talking about the Ipad or the Iphone. You can't possibly compare the pathetic zoom button to smooth scrolling. Your in denial, badly. And I'm NOT an Apple guy, at all.

Probably hard to tell at this point, probably still refining drivers. I don't see how it is so hard for these android/windows tablets to implement decent smooth zooming and scrolling. It doesn't bother me that much personally but it's one of the first things people see; if it looks laggy then it doesn't give a good first impression of the device.

Not sure how they can claim "world's first" since there have been many convertible tablets before.

Anyways, it looks nice. I especially like the 9 hour battery, as my HP TM2 only gets 5-6 hours. If this only had a digitizer in the screen it would be perfect...

What does this do that the HP-TM2 doesn't do? I can't find the full spec but the HPs are pressure sensitive too making them much more useful for illustrators/designers.

lt8480 said,
What does this do that the HP-TM2 doesn't do? I can't find the full spec but the HPs are pressure sensitive too making them much more useful for illustrators/designers.

It's half the weight, nearly twice the battery life, and a back-facing camera. It's also slower and doesn't have a Wacom digitizer. I hate trade-offs...

lt8480 said,
What does this do that the HP-TM2 doesn't do? I can't find the full spec but the HPs are pressure sensitive too making them much more useful for illustrators/designers.

I'm not certain but I believe the viewing angle is much better on this tablet than the TM2t