Samsung hints at IFA 2012 reveal of hybrid Windows 8 tablet

Last week, Samsung teases the world with a YouTube video that showed glimpses of an unannounced notebook. The video's description said that the device would be "Windows 8-ready". Now the company has posted up a new image that reveals even more about Samsung's Windows 8-based product.

The Samsung Notebook Facebook page shows the device that's clearly running the "Modern" Windows 8 user interface. It also confirms that the product will be a notebook-tablet hybrid, with a screen that will swivel around to expose a physical notebook keyboard.

The caption of the photo shows that Samsung will offer details of its Windows 8 hybrid at the IFA trade show in Berlin this week. Samsung will be holding a press conference during the event on Wednesday, where it could also offer some details about its upcoming Windows Phone 8 devices.

As we have reported before, Lenovo used its Twitter page last week to tease the rest of the world about its Windows 8-based IdeaPad Yoga notebook-tablet hybrid product. All of this activity means that we will be in for a ton of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 hardware announcements over the next few week, leading into the October 26th consumer launch of Windows 8 itself.

Source: Samsung Notebook Facebook page | Image via Samsung

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It is indeed sat on the keyboard, the screen was displayed removable (and removed) during Computex in June. But it was all behind glass and no one was then able to touch it.

THANK GOD that Microsoft isn't allowing skinning on their OSes. If they did, Samsung would screw it all up with TouchWiz and make Windows virtually unusable.

If this tablet becomes a hit, it's because Samsung made good hardware. Period. Leave the software to the big guys.

That is already more or less Surface Pro.
But that seems to be close to a real laptop (except for removable screen), that and bigger screen make it far superior to that MS tablet.
At Computex we saw Series 5 and Series 7 Hybrid, the former seems to be Clover Trail-powered while the latter iX-powered, so I guess we would have more or less exactly what we all expect, from Samsung or Asus (Transformer Book)

I can't wait till the end of the month.

Captain MDS said,
That is already more or less Surface Pro.
But that seems to be close to a real laptop (except for removable screen), that and bigger screen make it far superior to that MS tablet.
At Computex we saw Series 5 and Series 7 Hybrid, the former seems to be Clover Trail-powered while the latter iX-powered, so I guess we would have more or less exactly what we all expect, from Samsung or Asus (Transformer Book)

I can't wait till the end of the month.

ASUS hass i5 and Wacom (I think) but just 4GB RAM. I can NOT buy a computer with 4GB RAM. I simply need more. 8GB at least, 16GB would be ideal.

I really want one of these transformer style computers but I won't even consider buying one if they are all 4GB RAM.

Actually, Transformer Book's specs are to this day quite unknown since they didn't announce anything apart that it was running with iX. They talked also about screen (11.6", 13" and 14"), about adding an optical drive and an additionnal hard drive in the dock, maybe discrete graphics (I'm not sure on that one, but that would be awesome), but thet didn't mention any stylus device (unlike their Tablet 810 with Wacom),. I'm not sure about RAM but 4GB does ring me a bell.

As for Samsung, they only announced that they'll be Atom and IX (Series 5/7) and the Wacom digitizer.

At Computex both were prototypes with non-definitive specs, so I guess we've just got to wait until the end of the week to know for sure. Man I can't wait I want mine too !