Samsung 7 Series
Now that we've covered the Samsung tablets that are already on the market, let's take a look at one final product that's not yet available, but was announced at CES. Of course, I'm talking about the Samsung 7 series sliding tablet, a new product is trying to combine the portability of a tablet with the usability of a laptop.
This is an idea that many companies are putting a spin on, and it comes from an obvious and legitimate about how useful tablets really are. While tablets seem great for media, the lack of a keyboard makes it hard to type anything larger than an email. The Samsung 7 series gets around this by providing a slim slide-out keyboard that can retract completely into the chassis of the device.
Samsung's 7 series will be shipping with Windows 7, not Android, which seems to suggest that it will be more PC and than tablet. This suggestion is reinforced by the product's Atom processor, 1366x768 display resolution and 32GB to 64GB of flash memory. All things considered, this new Samsung tablet really has much more in common with a convertible tablet netbook like the Lenovo S-10t or the ASUS Eee PC 101MT than it does with a pure tablet like the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
Not all of the details are ironed out. The current rumored asking price is $699, but that seems unreasonably high, so Samsung will probably be forced to lower it some before release. It also isn't clear when exactly the product will be released, although I'd expect it to be around by the summer.