CES: Samsung reveals Series 7 tablet with slide-out keyboard, Windows 7


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Samsung unveiled its Series 7 tablet at CES, featuring a slide-out, full-size keyboard and running Microsoft Windows 7.

The Series 7 tablet, with its keyboard, is looking to capture spending dollars from consumers who aren’t sure whether they want a tablet or a netbook, offering a few features of each.


An almost iPad-sized 10.1-inch touch screen, with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, sits on top of the tablet’s keyboard, which, once exposed, allows the screen to lock into place, making the device look much like a netbook.

The new tablet also can connect to an HDTV by way of a USB-to-HDMI dongle, Samsung said, for sharing content between the device and TVs.

Samsung said the tablet, powered by an Intel Atom processor, will be offered in March with either a 32-gigabyte or 64-gigabyte hard drive but didn’t give a price for the device.

The Series 7 tablet is Samsung’s first tablet since the Galaxy Tab, released last year. The Galaxy Tab, which sold 1.5 million units globally in 2010, runs on Google’s Android operating system and sells for about $400 depending on which mobile carrier a user buys it from.


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-- Nathan Olivarez-Giles