Earlier today, Samsung unveiled its sexy
9 Series notebook which seems to be aiming squarely at Apple's MacBook Air.
Next up is the Samsung Sliding PC 7 Series.
The Sliding PC 7 Series features an Intel Atom processor
clocked at 1.66GHz, and can be equipped with either a 32GB or 64GB SSD. As is
the case with most netbooks, this one comes packing Windows 7 Home Premium,
2GB of DD2 memory, and a 10.1" (1366x768) display.
Where's Samsung's latest offering differs, is that its screen
is also touch capable and can slide to cover the keyboard giving you a
slate/tablet form-factor to work with. To aide in the tablet experience, Samsung includes its Touch Launcher software.
"The Samsung 7 Series is creating a category unto
itself, with a total solution that is not only chic and convenient for content
consumption, but also versatile enough for more intensive computing and content
creation," said Scott Ledterman, director of mobile PC product marketing
at Samsung Enterprise Business Division.
“Innovative designs based on Intel Atom processors offer not
only improved performance and sleeker devices, but also new, creative form
factors,” added Doug Davis, vice president and general manager of Intel's
Netbook and Tablet Group.
Other features include a 4-in-1 media reader, HDMI port,
802.11n Wi-Fi, and optional WiMAX or 3G wireless connectivity.
The Sliding PC 7 Series measures 10.47" x 6.88" x
0.78" and weighs in at a scant 2.18 pounds. The lithium-polymer battery
provides battery life of up to 9 hours.
The device will be available beginning in March with a price
tag of $699.
quote: You still can't run Youtube in HD, you still can't do even basic work on high megapixel photo's, you can't watch MKV's, you can't play any games whatsoever, you can't multitask, it takes a half hour to unrar a 4GB file...
quote: The industry is shoving this Atom crap down our throats and we're buying it because we're dumb and cheap