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Samsung introduces slate PC with detachable keyboard, Windows 8

Samsung releases new Windows 8 slates and laptops, Series 7 slate looks amazing, even if expensive.

Published Thu, Aug 30 2012 12:29 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:27 PM CST

If you are shopping for a new laptop, your choices just got a bit harder. With the slew of Windows 8 laptops and tablets starting to be announced, you know have more choices than ever and you have to decide whether or not to wait until the end of October to purchase a new machine, not always something a college student can do.

Samsung introduces slate PC with detachable keyboard, Windows 8 |

"With the introduction of our new Slate PCs, we are providing customers with greater choice while maintaining the power of a traditional PC," said Todd Bouman, vice president of marketing at Samsung's Enterprise Business Division. "We created our Slate PCs with a focus on beautiful design, powerful performance and ease of use, attributes that our customers have come to expect in their Samsung computing experience. Our mobile PC business has grown significantly over the past year, which is a testament to our ability to meet customer needs in this space, and we expect strong growth to continue with our new Slate PCs."

The new devices by Samsung weighs in at less than 2 pounds, so it is really pretty portable. The Series 7 slate also features a full Core i5 processor, so it should perform beautifully, if not a bit on the hot side. In the press release, Samsung says, "Samsung's renowned design inspiration is evident through the device's curved edges and smooth lines"--I just hope these lines and curved edges don't get them sued by Apple.

Samsung introduces slate PC with detachable keyboard, Windows 8 |

The Series 7 features a 1920x1080 11.6-inch display. The Series 5 both feature a 1366x768 11.6-inch screen. I'm not going to lie, this new slate looks extremely temping due to it running a full Core i5 processor. At $1199, it's just above the price of an Ultrabook and takes the place of an Ultrabook and tablet.


Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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