Samsung Announces Series 7 Slate Tablet PC with WACOM!
Not only does Samsung's new Series 7 slate pack a Wacom digitizer, it's also full of some pretty strong guts. The 11.6" screen packs 1366x768 pixels and can blast them out at 400-nits of brightness. It's not an IPS panel, but Samsung's own equivalent SuperBright LED backlight display which seems to provide similarly strong viewing angles according to the many hands-ons around the web.
The 2lb slate isalso stuffed full of an Intel Core i5-2467M low voltage processor, giving it much more kick than an Atom based net-slate. It will also have 4GB of RAM and options for either 64GB or 128GB of SSD storage. Connectivity includes the standards - Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, in addition to a SIM slot for the optional 3G and GPS. Front and rear cameras are also standard. You'll only get 1 USB port, along with MicroHDMI. The optional docking station with full size HDMI, Ethernet, and another USB port.
With this more efficient version of the i5 processor, Samsung is promising nearly 7 hours of use. This will be one of the more interesting specs to watch for in reviews as battery life never seems to live up to advertised numbers. Still, more than 5 hours would be impressive for this amount of power in this size.
Then the best part -WACOM! While n-trig's solution is good enough for many, Wacom is still better. For artists, there's no question of messing with n-trig. The capacitive screen will also track 10 fingers worth of multi-touch.
You should be able to order one starting October 2nd.
Check out these first impressions from around the web:
TrustedReviews (thorough with lots of pictures)
PCMag (with slideshow)
LaptopMag (with video)
Thisis my next (with video)