Samsung is no slouch when it comes to Android tablets; its Galaxy Tab series have been leading the pack since the off. Now the company is diversifying its tablet offerings with the Series 7 Slate PC 700T – an “enterprise tablet” that runs Windows. Ouch.
Despite our misgivings about Windows tablets, Samsung has gone to the effort of creating a finger-friendly portal in Microsoft’s aging desktop OS with an icon grid-based interface that apes the favoured layout of Android and Apple tablets.
And, in fairness, it’s bundling a dock, keyboard and stylus with the Series 7 Slate PC, so you could justifiably use it as your primary PC. How? Behind the 11.6in screen (which shines at 400 nits and can be viewed across 170 degrees) there’s a powerhouse Core i5 processor. The 12.9mm thin device is also home to a pair of cameras (2MP and 3MP) and a host of ports including micro HDMI, full-size USB and microSD.
Naturally, none of that comes cheap. The Series 7 Slate PC is expected to trade for £1000 when it launches in mid-October.
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