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Samsung Series 7 11.6" Slate review

7.3/10 AVG.
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7.3/10
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The Samsung Series 7 11.6" Slate currently has an Informr score of 7.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 12 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

Unlike some of its most popular offerings in the worldwide tablet market, Samsung’s Series 7 11.6-inch Slate doesn’t run a version of Android. Instead, it comes with 64-bit Windows 7 pre-installed as its operating system, and it utilizes an Intel Core i5 processor with 4GB of RAM as standard. As you can imagine, it’s one powerful tablet computer. It comes with the rather predictable downside of being very disappointing when it comes to battery life, though. So if you need something long lasting, you better look away.

As its name suggests, this tablet comes equipped with an 11.6-inch LED-backlit touchscreen display which has a native resolution of 1366x768 pixels. This makes it capable of displaying HD video quite easily and perfect for watching movies with its 16:9 aspect ratio. In terms of wireless features, it has 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0. It even supports Intel’s WiDi technology which will enable it to connect to any compatible display wirelessly.

The thing that really sets it apart from many other tablets on the market that you might have already heard of is the fact that it runs the full version of the Windows 7 desktop software. You can run any and all compatible Windows 7 software programs. And with the included keyboard dock plus the option to use a mouse, you can easily turn it into a much more portable laptop replacement.

Before you start to think that this Samsung tablet is the answer to all of your mobile computing problems, you should know that based on test results conducted for various reviews, it can’t even achieve 4 hours of use per charge. The onboard Intel processor is simply that much more of a power hog and as such, it’s difficult to seriously consider this as a main mobile computing device. Perhaps if you really can’t survive without using Windows on your tablet PC, this is worth the struggle with battery life. And you’ll know exactly how tough that struggle will be, especially since you will have to pay the $1000+ price tag first to get started using it.

Need To Know: Samsung Series 7 11.6-inch Slate

1. Configured to work with the full desktop version of Windows 7 64-bit right out of the box. (The Good)

2. 11.6-inch 1366x768 pixel resolution screen is much beter than what’s on offer with other tablets in the market. (The Good)

3. Battery life is very short as a result of using a mobile Intel Core processor and running full versions of desktop software. (The Bad)

4. The price is rather high considering that many other models with longer battery life and better mobility features are available for less than half the price. (The Bad)


Operating system
Windows
Processor
1.6 GHz
Screen Size
11.6"
Camera
3+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


TouchArcade

Mining and Match-Three are a match made in heaven apparently, as Puzzle to the Center of the Earth has demonstrated. If you're a fan of digging down into the depths and testing your mind with clever puzzles, this is a no-brainer.

- Chris Carter, TouchArcade
Tech Advisor

Samsung has packed an entire Intel Core i5 laptop into a slim, light slate tablet that comes with a Bluetooth keyboard. Too bad it had to pack a fan in there, too.

- Michelle Mastin, Tech Advisor
Pocket-lint

This is one of the nicest Windows touch machines we've seen, and it's ideal for anyone who needs a tablet PC for entertainment or work and is prepared to pay for it. It's light, fast, easy to use, and with a sensitive touch screen - and it's a full desktop class PC wrapped up in a tablet shell. It's...

- Chris Holmes, Pocket-lint
Wired

But the real issues with the Series 7 aren’t Samsung’s, they’re Microsoft’s. To date, most Windows tablets are targeted for “vertical markets” like healthcare and manufacturing management, where users are constantly on their feet and need full-on Windows at the re...

- Christopher Null, Wired
Engadget

There's nothing quite like the Series 7 Slate. Windows 7 tablets, yes, but they're mostly still chugging along on weaker Atom processors. Serious Android ones that accept pen input? Point, Lenovo. Tablets that easily morph into a dumbed-down laptop replacement thanks to a custom dock or case? There'...

- Dana Wollman, Engadget


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Screen Size
11.6"

The Samsung Series 7 11.6" Slate's screen size is 11.6 inches with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.6 GHz

There is a Core i5-2467M 1.6 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) operating system (OS).

Camera
3+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 3+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
64 GB

Internal memory is 64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
5520mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 5520 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 4 days standby time, 3 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Series 7 11.6" Slate Specs

Overview
Release date November 20, 2011
Regions available USA
Networks
No cellular data
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

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Secondary OS No
Processor Core i5-2467M 1.6 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 64 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 5520 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 3 hours
Video Playback Time Up to: 3 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 3 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Up to: 4 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.7 x 7.2 x 0.5 cm (4.6 x 2.8 x 0.2 in)
Weight 898 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 11.6 inches
3D No
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Superbright Plus Technology
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Unknown
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
3+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Main Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
up to 20 minutes
Front Camera
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Zoom
1x optical
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, MP4, AAC, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, AVI
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack Yes
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung Series 7 Slate 700T, Samsung XE700T1A

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Critic Reviews


TouchArcade

Manages to keep the core facets of the genre intact, while adding in some unique puzzle elements

from TouchArcade

Mining and Match-Three are a match made in heaven apparently, as Puzzle to the Center of the Earth has demonstrated. If you're a fan of digging down into the depths and testing your mind with clever puzzles, this is a no-brainer.

Read full review

Mining and Match-Three are a match made in heaven apparently, as Puzzle to the Center of the Earth has demonstrated. If you're a fan of digging down into the depths and testing your mind with clever puzzles, this is a no-brainer.

Read full review

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Tech Advisor

Sleek and powerful piece of hardware that will serve you well if you can bear its relatively high cost

from Tech Advisor

The Samsung Series 7 Slate is a sleek and powerful piece of hardware that will serve you well if you can bear its relatively high cost, and you can't wait for the wave of Windows 8 tablets due to arrive later this year. If you need to run Windows programs without compromise, this is the tablet fo...More

The Samsung Series 7 Slate is a sleek and powerful piece of hardware that will serve you well if you can bear its relatively high cost, and you can't wait for the wave of Windows 8 tablets due to arrive later this year. If you need to run Windows programs without compromise, this is the tablet for you. If you need a Wacom digitizer, this is the thinnest and lightest package you can get it in. Just keep in mind that to get that power, you must put up with some fan noise and heat--and a high sticker price.

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Pocket-lint

Fast, light and with responsive touch, long battery life and a full PC experience

from Pocket-lint

This is one of the nicest Windows touch machines we've seen, and it's ideal for anyone who needs a tablet PC for entertainment or work and is prepared to pay for it. It's light, fast, easy to use, and with a sensitive touch screen - and it's a full desktop class PC wrapped up in a tablet shell. I...More

This is one of the nicest Windows touch machines we've seen, and it's ideal for anyone who needs a tablet PC for entertainment or work and is prepared to pay for it. It's light, fast, easy to use, and with a sensitive touch screen - and it's a full desktop class PC wrapped up in a tablet shell. It's no wonder Microsoft choose this as the basis of its Windows 8 demonstration hardware, as it's ideal for both today's and the next generation of Windows - with support for all of Windows 8's key hardware specifications.

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Wired

LCD is gloriously bright and performance is on par

from Wired

But the real issues with the Series 7 aren’t Samsung’s, they’re Microsoft’s. To date, most Windows tablets are targeted for “vertical markets” like healthcare and manufacturing management, where users are constantly on their feet and need full-on Windows at the...More

But the real issues with the Series 7 aren’t Samsung’s, they’re Microsoft’s. To date, most Windows tablets are targeted for “vertical markets” like healthcare and manufacturing management, where users are constantly on their feet and need full-on Windows at the ready. But the Series 7 lacks the ruggedness most of these devices boast. More casual users will likely wonder why none of this works “as well as my iPad,” and that’s a fair criticism.

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Engadget

It's best suited for businesses with very specific needs

from Engadget

There's nothing quite like the Series 7 Slate. Windows 7 tablets, yes, but they're mostly still chugging along on weaker Atom processors. Serious Android ones that accept pen input? Point, Lenovo. Tablets that easily morph into a dumbed-down laptop replacement thanks to a custom dock or case? The...More

There's nothing quite like the Series 7 Slate. Windows 7 tablets, yes, but they're mostly still chugging along on weaker Atom processors. Serious Android ones that accept pen input? Point, Lenovo. Tablets that easily morph into a dumbed-down laptop replacement thanks to a custom dock or case? There's the ThinkPad Tablet (again), along with the Transformer Prime. But it's rare to see a Windows tablet with enough power to match a laptop, and the kind of screen real estate and ergonomic accessories needed to transform it into a desktop-dwelling machine. For all these reasons, the Series 7 Slate is memorable, compelling and, ultimately, a niche product.

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Liliputing

A high quality tablet for writing, drawing, or using pen-friendly apps

from Liliputing

The Series 7 Slate PC is a tablet computer that’s powerful enough to be used as a laptop or desktop. It may be the only computer you need, which is something that sets it apart from most Android and iOS tablets which are best seen as items that you might buy in addition to a c...More

The Series 7 Slate PC is a tablet computer that’s powerful enough to be used as a laptop or desktop. It may be the only computer you need, which is something that sets it apart from most Android and iOS tablets which are best seen as items that you might buy in addition to a computer. If you add a keyboard and stand or docking station to the Series 7 Slate, you can use it like a portable laptop — assuming you don’t feel the need to actually place it on your lap to type.

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PC Magazine

The Samsung Series 7 Slate fills the gap between wimpy Windows tablets and clunky convertible laptops

from PC Magazine

The Samsung Series 7 Slate fills the nebulous gap between small under-powered Windows tablets and the fully-featured convertible tablet PCs that were popular in years past. When packaged with Samsung's superb dock and keyboard bundle, the Series 7 Slate provides an effective Windows system with t...More

The Samsung Series 7 Slate fills the nebulous gap between small under-powered Windows tablets and the fully-featured convertible tablet PCs that were popular in years past. When packaged with Samsung's superb dock and keyboard bundle, the Series 7 Slate provides an effective Windows system with the freedom and convenience of the newest breed of tablets. And unlike convertible PCs, like the Editors' Choice Lenovo ThinkPad X220, the Series 7 Slate does it all while being lighter and slimmer. If you need the productivity of a Windows laptop and the ease and convenience of a grab-and-go tablet, the Samsung Series 7 Slate PC may be exactly what you're looking for.

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Mobile Tech Review

Not cheap, but you do get what you pay for

from Mobile Tech Review

The Samsung Series 7 Slate is definitely the best slate form factor Windows 7 tablets to hit the market, and it's earned our Editor's Choice award. It packs plenty of power thanks to the Intel Core i5 CPU and Intel HD 3000 graphics that trounce Atom-based tablets from HP, Acer and Fujitsu. The di...More

The Samsung Series 7 Slate is definitely the best slate form factor Windows 7 tablets to hit the market, and it's earned our Editor's Choice award. It packs plenty of power thanks to the Intel Core i5 CPU and Intel HD 3000 graphics that trounce Atom-based tablets from HP, Acer and Fujitsu. The display is superb though glossy and colors are almost better than life. The touch experience is the best we've experienced from a Windows 7 tablet, and we weren't stymied when accessing menus and smaller control elements like the "x" close box at the upper corner of windows. Samsung's launcher makes the tablet friendly for those who are used to iOS and Android tablets. The Series 7 Slate should be Windows 8 ready since Microsoft supplied this tablet to Windows 8 developers in mid-2011. If you need a Windows tablet, we can easily recommend the Samsung Series 7 Slate.

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Computer Shopper

Consider it if you need the power of Windows in a tablet that can convert into a laptop via accessories, but mind the hefty weight and price

from Computer Shopper

The high price and the ability to perform as a touch-screen PC takes the decision to purchase this slate far beyond the typical considerations entailed in buying a tablet, most of which cost less than half as much and are closer to impulse buys in price. The Series 7 will be a...More

The high price and the ability to perform as a touch-screen PC takes the decision to purchase this slate far beyond the typical considerations entailed in buying a tablet, most of which cost less than half as much and are closer to impulse buys in price. The Series 7 will be a decidedly considered purchase. Indeed, it's designed to replace your notebook, providing the same functionality as a mobile computer and the flexibility of a tablet in one high-performance machine. Although we are not thrilled with the price, especially when you factor in the docking and keyboard accessories, we have no qualms recommending it as a convenient, powerful computing platform, if you need this kind of Windows-based flexibility.

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Laptop Magazine

The tablet experience is not the best you can get for your money

from Laptop Magazine

The $1,349 Samsung Series 7 Slate PC is certainly worth a look for business users. Its Core i5 processor has more than enough power to take care of your productivity needs, and Samsung's touch-friendly interface and responsive capacitive screen making using Windows 7 less of a pain than other Win...More

The $1,349 Samsung Series 7 Slate PC is certainly worth a look for business users. Its Core i5 processor has more than enough power to take care of your productivity needs, and Samsung's touch-friendly interface and responsive capacitive screen making using Windows 7 less of a pain than other Windows tablets we've tested. We also like that Samsung includes a keyboard, dock, and digital pen at this price. However, this costly slate has a large and heavy design, the fan is noisy, and lag still creeps in here and there (such as when rotating the display and opening touch apps). Most users will want to wait for the debut of Windows 8, which was designed for tablets. In the meantime, the Series 7 Slate PC is a good, but not great, choice for mobile professionals.

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