A lightweight slate computer with full PC capabilities running Windows 7 Pro, the Samsung Series 7 Slate PC (model XE700T1A-A04US) offers all of the features of a full-sized laptop in an extremely portable package, providing highly mobile users with the computing power they need for maximum productivity anywhere they go. main The full-powered Samsung Series 7 Slate PC with Intel Core i5 dual-core processor and Windows 7 Pro . lifestyle Great for sharing presentations on the go. options Optional dock and keyboard create a desktop PC experience (view larger). Weighing less than two pounds and measuring only half an inch thick, the Series 7 Slate can truly be taken anywhere. Despite its compact size, the Slate is a full-powered PC with an 11.6-inch screen, powerful Intel Core i5 dual-core processor, a full version of Microsoft Windows 7 Pro , and a 128 GB solid state hard drive. In addition to being easy to transport, its sleek, slim design and elegant detailing will turn heads everywhere–from the boardroom to the train on your commute home. With up to seven hours of battery life, the Series 7 Slate ensures an all day connection for optimal productivity while on-the-go. Additionally, this Series 7 Slate includes award-winning Intel Wireless Display functionality
- Intel Core i5 Processor 2467M
- 802.11 abg/n WiFi, BT V3.0 High Speed
- Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
- 4GB DDR3
- 128GB SSD
- Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 11.7 x 0.5 inches ; 2 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 5 pounds
- ASIN: B00613CAW6
- Item model number: XE700T1A-A04US
- Date first available at Amazon.com: October 30, 2011
I’m an architect and I’ve always wanted a Wacom tablet so when my laptop went down this product killed two birds with one stone for me.
-It runs all my windows programs… Autocad, Rhino, Sketchup, Google Earth, Sketchbook Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc… and does so very quickly. Even rendering.
-It’s a sleek design, the brushed black aluminum looks cool.
-The handwriting recognition that learns your writing style is fantastic.
-The pen and writing fluidity is really amazing.
-Battery life is just fine (iff you’re running on optimized performance. if you run with super bright screen your battery dies at the same rate as a powerful laptop)
-Screen is brilliantly clear
-The dock is surprisingly small and well designed.
-Super quick start up
-No cases available yet it seems
-Still can’t find the keyboard for a reasonable price
-Glare in bright/outside environments, to be expected I guess.
-Takes some getting used to using the virtual keyboard/pen and some of the quirks of the programs.
-Wish cameras were better – they are adequate but not impressive, and have no flash.
Make sure to install and update all drivers!
(I couldn’t stay on the wireless internet consistently until I did so).
Now I zip along.
Overall, it’s what I expect from Samsung, a very, very good product.
Great, if you like writing
Very nice tablet pc despite one major flaw
I still love this tablet very much. It’s kind of a hassle to carry around the keyboard, external HDD and mouse but it is still very awesome. Carrying case is very much recommended(I have the Casecrown 13in messenger bag).
I have since then replaced my Logitech wireless mouse with the Razer Orochi gaming bluetooth mouse. I now have my USB port free for my external HDD. I also use my Sony Bluetooth headphones to not tie me up with another wire. Another great accessory is the Griffin wave stand that minimizes the screen bezel issue unlike the official dock.
So overall, still going strong, battery for me lasts around 5-4 hours.
I began to sketch something on the tablet in Painter 12 and it works great!
I recently purchased the Akron universal tablet mount for use with the tablet in the car more efficiently. Now, if only this tablet had GPS…
Just some ideas of what you can do with this tablet.
Update:12/6/11(more through review)
This is a really great Windows 7 Slate PC.
Does a whole lot more than any Android device or even the iPads. I had an Android device before and I was wishing that it did more than just multimedia entertainment.
I did a lot of research before purchasing and was even considering other tablets a-like in the market like the Asus that was around the same price range.
I primarily bought this tablet to do work and play. I purchased it because it was the only tablet that offered the Wacom pen digitizer. I LOVE it. Perfect for getting some artwork done or just taking notes. With a driver update from Asus to get it to work, the pen has pressure sensitivity so it will work with art programs.
The Intel i5 processor is quick, and the SSD makes it even quicker. Its only disappointing feat is that Windows 7 isn’t really touch friendly(hopefully Windows 8 will be).
This device has literally replaced my laptop and I use it as a media player everywhere I go. In the car(music), at work(music, videos), and at home(music, videos, drawing, writing, typing) on the couch or my bed. I mainly use it for music on the go and it’s great. I have a lot of music so I actually had to buy an external WD 1TB USB powered hard drive.
I have even bought the Microsoft 6000 Bluetooth keyboard and it works great. I also have a wireless Logitech mouse plugged into the dock when I’m using the external HDD. With this combination, it’s literally like a laptop.
The WiFi is great. It picks up better signal than even my laptop at work.
I would have put 5 stars if it weren’t for the screen issue almost everyone is experiencing. Once Samsung addresses this issue, then I will put 5 stars. I noticed it on mine the first day.
It runs Photoshop and Painter 12 without any problems and I even got Silent Hill 3 to run. I will test it out some more later.
Other than the screen issue, everything is great, works like it should. The fan does kick in quite a bit but I’ve heard worse.
Frequent traveller? Get it.
WiFi external HD,bluetooth keyboard/mouse, & docking cradle. All have made this transition from laptop to tablet painless.
1. Lightweight for a PC. My laptop of similar specs weighs three times as much and is four times as thick.
2. Compact. Like I said, my laptop is FOUR TIMES AS THICK. This thing is just a little thicker than my already thin smartphone. It’s crazy thin for a PC.
3. Powerful. Converted video for 4 hours like a champ.
4. Good interface. The bloatware is not hard to use and there isn’t a ton of it.
1. Gets warm after a couple of hours. Honestly, not going to set anything on fire. My phone gets hotter than this does and I put that thing to my head. I monitored CPU temps. They stayed well within limits during heavy usage. Just know that this isn’t your Kindle and will warm up with use. Not a real big con. Just be aware.
2. Too wide to get a case for it. I went everywhere looking for a neoprene sleeve to protect it from bumps and scrapes and such. It’s about a half inch too wide to fit in anything normal. I’ll make my own but for the time being, an expanding file folder has done the trick.
3. Back to the bloatware, it’s there. Facts of life: everyone dies, the world turns, and PCs are shipped with bloatware that are intended to aid your grandmother in sending emails and uploading pictures of her cat. There’s not a whole lot of it and what is there has actually made the grade since it is a little customizable. I ditched about half of it and kept the rest.
If you’re wondering why I didn’t take any stars for such a big CONs section, well, it’s because they didn’t really bother me.
Great for use with pen.
But for use with brushes in CS5–great. Exactly what I was looking for. I’ve not used Wacom touch screen tablets extensively, but the Samsung definitely has a harder screen which gives it a less natural feel. I got a screen protector which greatly improves that issue: HHI Anti-Fingerprint, Anti-Glare, Matte Finished Screen Protector for Samsung Series 7 Slate 11.6 (Package include a HandHelditems Sketch Stylus Pen). Also, after calling Samsung, I found a new driver for digitizer pen: Wacom Digitizer Pen (Driver) (ver.220.127.116.11). It’s at the samsung, support, drivers website, and is dated April 10, 2012. Fixed pressure sensitivity issues for me.
I think a keypad is essential. I got two: IOGEAR Multi-Link Bluetooth Keyboard with Touchpad GKM611B (Black/Grey), for home, because it links to multiple Bluetooth devices; and OrientEX Mini (Black) KP-810-10-BTT Wireless Bluetooth Handheld Keyboard and Multi-Touchpad / Laser Pointer, for travel. Neither is perfect, but both are good. If you get the case/stand as well as the dock, do yourself a favor and get another power-cable: Star Power 40W AD-4019P AC Power Adapter for Samsung Series 7 11.6″ Business Slate XE700T1A,XE700T1A-A05,XE700T1A-A05US,XE700T1AA05US,XE700T1A-A05UK,XE700T1A-A05CA,XE700T1A-A05AU,100% Compatible with P/N:AD-4019P,AD-4019W.
I got my slate at the Microsoft store, because they (claim) to have the cleanest OS installation. There definitely wasn’t a lot of crapware on the slate, so that’s good. I got a new desktop recently, and spent a day reinstalling. Major drag. So the extra few bucks were worth it for me.
As to the beta status: yes this product feels very early in the evolutionary cycle. Usually I avoid beta technology like the plague. But it was this or a Wacom touchscreen–heavy, expensive and totally unportable (think tons of wires), not mention, not a computer. So, I got this. And all in all, very happy. Probably will get whatever replaces it in a 6-12 months, but even then, totally worth it.
It’s simply great
Samsung Slate 700T Pluses & Minuses
Although, I own another very popular tablet, I am trying not to make (too many) direct comparisons
I do not agree with other reviews that say there are limited apps, as most of the entire windows platform is available
One can say, there is a limited number of apps that are designed for, or make use of the touch screen.
I am an excel user & I like, need, a file system where I can organize workbooks, pdfs, pics, drawings, docs in project folders.
Windows 7 pro, network connections and all
odbc, sync, databases, multiple open windows, “real” multitasking
It is a “real” PC, core i5
runs all (my) windows applications
Fast. No waiting to load up, or scroll thru big files, etc.
Fully functional office10
on screen keyboard, moves, resizes, has tab & arrow keys (very helpful for editing)
there is a custom keyboard program, to make your own, (another review)
stylus, it is precise, and has a right “click” button
I can actually create excel workbooks, from templates, use all functions
usb, sd card reader, hdmi port
solid samsung dock and keyboard
microsoft windows (like it, hate it)
touch interface can be funky sometimes, depends on program?
battery life is only 4- 5 hours, not the claimed 7-8
some apps do not use touch screen very well.
keyboard has too much space at top (headroom? Or top margin), dead space that has 3 buttons/ menu that should not be there
wished it had a fingerprint scanner login
logging on (windows password) can be difficult pressing on/off + start button sometimes keyboard will not respond
Not a lot of accessories available, as compared to other tablets (odd size?)
difficult to type, on onscreen keyboard.
No built in GPS
? Undecided, like + dislike
can compare 2 windows side by side
too small useable space when apps (many) have too much menu space (headroom, margins)
I use 2 docking stations, at office and at home, it’s just the perfect computer !
Never coming back to laptop once you started using this one
Awesome product from an Awesome Seller!
p.s. Thank you also for the “mini-sd” It has already come in useful!