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Hands on with Samsung’s Sliding PC 7 Series

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Samsung totally had us fooled when we caught them showing off this new “tablet”. Turns out it was not a tablet after all. In its closed state it looks and acts completely like a Tablet running Windows 7, but slide the screen up and out and bam! it’s a completely usable notebook computer with a full sized keyboard and trackpad.

The Samsung Sliding PC 7 Series features a 10.1″ multi-touch LCD display. It runs a full version of Windows 7 Premium with Microsoft’s Touch UI. It has USB 2.0, HDMI, and Micro SD ports and has WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, and 3G(HSPA/WiMax) connectivity. It even features GPS, a digital compass, and a webcam on a webcam on the front and the back. It’s powered by an upcoming Intel Atom Processor code named “Oak Trail”. There’s no official info on the speed of the processor, but our sneak peek shot of the system info says 1.5GHz. It’s 21.4mm thin and weighs just under 1kg (2.2lbs). It has 2GB of RAM and uses a solid state hard drive which will be available in 32GB or 64GB when it is released in March 2011.