Sliding PC 7: Tablet or Netbook?

January 6, 2011

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This looks like one interesting little gadget! Announced at the 2011 CES show, the Sliding PC 7 series is a Netbook tablet hybrid thanks to a slide out keyboard.

If Samsung get the make up of this little device right we could be on to a winner!

Sliding PC 7 Specification

This new ultra portable PC is a unique tablet/netbook hybrid – hey, mobile phone manufacturers have been hiding slide out keyboards in their smartphones for years so why not extend the idea to these over sized versions!

  • Intel’s 1.66GHz Z670 Oak Trail processor
  • 1366 x 768-resolution
  • 10.1-inch 340-nit touch screen
  • 32GB / 64GB SSD options
  • 2GB of RAM
  • USB 2.0
  • 4-in-1 memory card reader
  • HMDI out
  • 1.3MP Webcam
  • Wireless: 802.11b/g/n; WiMax; 3G
  • Dimensions: 10.47 x 6.88 x 0.78 inches (W x D x H)
  • Weight: Starting at 2.18 lbs.

Running Windows 7 premium and a promised “up to” 9 hours battery life this little machine is looking very attractive indeed.


So if you are not a fan of typing on a touch screen, you’ll be pleased to learn that the 7 Series features a full, 80/81-key keyboard sleekly tucked away under the display.  The solid-state hard drive and Samsung’s Fast Start feature powers the 7 Series up in around 15 seconds, or restores from Hibernate and Sleep modes in  just 3 seconds.

Users with entertainment in mind will benefit from high-resolution graphics and an HDMI port for sharing content on an HDTV. Additionally, the built-in webcam and audio speaker enables video communication with family and friends.

There’s optional 3G connectivity for those that want the Internet on the go.  A built-in accelerometer enables portrait or landscape viewing, making the 7 Series perfect for reading daily news articles, or sharing photos with family and friends.

The Samsung 7 Series is scheduled for a US release in March 2011, with a starting price of $699 MSRP.  No news on European availability yet.

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