The inherent problem with most tablet computers is that they’re not a practical replacement to a laptop.  More often than not, they are infused with an underpowered processor to conserve on battery life and lack a full operating system negating it from becoming an everyday work horse.

Samsung thinks they’ve got the answer to the above problem and it’s arriving October 2nd.  It’s called the Series 7 Slate PC.  Samsung’s newest tablets is a fair bit thicker than Apple’s iPad, measuring .5-inches, but inside is a full blown computer minus a keyboard.    There are up to 4 configurations to choose from, but all models with include Intel’s Core i5 processor.

Much likes the Series 9 laptop, the Series 7 Slate will include an 11.6-inch screen, though this computer sports a capacitive version with a 1366×768 resolution and a 400 nit brightness.  Customers can choose between Windows Home Premium or Professional 64 depending on their needs.  There is also 4GB of DDR3 RAM, Intel Graphics HD 3000 and up to 128GB of solid state storage.

The Slate 7 weighs a tad over 2lbs (2.06 to be exact), but that doesn’t mean they’ve skimped on the battery.  It can achieve up to 7 hours of run time and can be recharged up to 1500 times before losing its zeal for life.  However, Samsung points out that you’ll probably need to shut down a number of applications and perhaps even disable the WiFi or WiMax connections.

Some other notable features include a forward facing 2 megapixel camera and a rear facing 3 megapixel shooter.  There is even a USB port, HSPA connectivity, a wake up time of 2-3 seconds and an optional Bluetooth keyboard and dock.

The Samsung Series Slate 7 PC will start at $1,099.

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Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."

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  1. I cant seem to find one of these Samsung’s for sale, anyone know how to actually buy one?  In my case, no negotiating, it’s a done deal.  The fellas I work with have quit using IPAD’s/laptops/paper diaries and have been using the ASUS EEE Slate and the Motion 900 Slate.  With OneNote their organizational abilities and efficiency is incredible.  The ASUS is bigger, brighter, faster, and has better stylus action, but only 3 hours battery.  The Motion is still excellent, just slightly less than ASUS, but it is virtually indestructible by dropping splashing scratching or dust, built tough, and lasts the full 8 hours as advertised.  My expectation is Samsung will have the battery life (almost) of the Motion, with the performance of the ASUS, even a bit better.  Just maybe not as tough as the Motion. 

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