Samsung shows of its first Windows 8 hybrid tablet PCs, Series 5 and Series 7 Slates – Part 2

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 3:31:40 by

The same bundle of ports, USB, HDMI and connectivity options as Bluetooth, WiFi and Ethernet port with an adaptor are also available in the Series 7.

With all this circuitry, the elder brother with more than Series 5 at 1.89 pounds when attached to the base. The depth is 0.5-inch.

Due to the dual nature of the operating system, Windows 8 tablets are hoarding with hybrid concepts. Samsung is not the first company to launch a hybrid with a detachable keyboard. Asus has its own Transformer line though it comes with Google’s mobile operating system Android. HP, Lenovo and Toshiba have launched their own versions of hybrid PC coming later this Fall with unique design aesthetics.

However, on thing that might make the difference with Series 5 and 7 is the included S-Pen, the pressure-sensitive stylus that has 1,024 levels of sensitivity. The peripheral device slides in at one end of the cradle. In more stylus-oriented apps, the S-Pen might make the difference in the market.

The Series 5 with all its goodies will be available for $749 upon its release at the Windows 8 event. However, it can also be purchased with the dock for $649. The Series 7—as it packs more punch that Series 5—is priced at $1199, which is quite high, even for the specs. The Series 5, on the other hand, is a better priced device and might give tough competition in the market.

The main competition to Samsung, and all other PC-makers, will be from Microsoft itself, who has its own tablet in the queue. The Surface tablets will give a tough competition to these technology companies. The prices of Surface line will be unveiled probably at the Windows 8 launch slated for October 26.

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