BERLIN: Samsung is to launch an 11.6in Windows-based slate PC designed to offer business users a handheld device powerful enough to use at work, but with the option of transforming it into a desktop PC once attached to a docking station.
The Slate PC Series-7 will feature an 11.6in Gorilla Glass screen with a brightness of 400nits and 16:9 ratio. The capacitive display will accept touch input, and Samsung will provide a digitiser.
Samsung will offer a choice of Intel Core i3 or i5 dual-core processors, and 32GB or 64GB of storage. All models are expected to feature 4GB of DDR3 RAM, and will be preloaded with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, even though Samsung is pitching it at business users.
Connectivity includes USB 2.0 and mini HDMI ports, and a micro SD slot to boost storage. The device will also have dock connector and Gigabit Ethernet, a rear 3-megapixel camera and a front-facing 2-megapixel camera.
Business users will also be pleased to know that a Trusted Platform Module is optional, allowing them to keep confidential data protected.
Samsung claims up to seven hours of battery life on a single charge, and said that the device will double as a desktop PC when used in conjunction with a docking station.
However, as seen with the Acer Iconia Tab W500, performance can be compromised by the small form factor.
Prices and release dates are yet to be confirmed.
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