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Samsung Windows 8 tablet pic leaked by blogger

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 13 Sep 2011 11:46 User comments (5)

Samsung Windows 8 tablet pic leaked by blogger A picture of the Samsung Windows 8 tablet rumored to be unveiled at Microsoft's BUILD conference later today has appeared online.
Stories about the tablet surfaced last week. It's an obvious move considering Microsoft's focus on promoting Windows 8 as a legitimate tablet OS.

The picture was posted by by a Chinese blogger to her Weibo page. Analysis from MobileTechWorld suggests it may be the recently introduced Samsung Slate PC Series 7, which is powered by an Intel i5 processor.

Alternatively, the article suggests, it could be an nVidia powered variant of that design using the Kel-El quad-core CPU.



Power usage is one of the biggest hurdles Microsoft has to overcome in making Windows 8 a serious force in the tablet market. It was the focus of a recent installment of their Building Windows 8 blog.

However, software is only part of the equation. It is important for Microsoft to show Windows actually running on low power hardware as well.

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113.9.2011 11:50

Honestly, I'm still not sold on tablets.


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213.9.2011 15:12

Originally posted by bam431:
Honestly, I'm still not sold on tablets.
I agree.

313.9.2011 15:18

A friend with the local PD was telling me they will be carrying iPads soon. Among other things, they will be able to run your fingerprints, if need be, during routine traffic stops.

The San Bernardino Public Defenders office has them now as well. They keep all their case files on them.

I wonder how much they paid per unit and if they got a deal or not.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 13 Sep 2011 @ 15:19

413.9.2011 20:33

Big cellphones

Originally posted by skeil909:
Originally posted by bam431:
Honestly, I'm still not sold on tablets.
I agree.
Big cellphones? Yes. Laptops? Sure. Tablets? Screw that.

With decent laptops around for cheap and good battery life, I don't see the point in tablets. A tablet can't do anything more then my HD2 with Android on-the-go and can't do half as much as my laptop in the classroom. Like I'm sorry but what's their purpose lol
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 13 Sep 2011 @ 20:34

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514.9.2011 10:52

Originally posted by Morreale:
Big cellphones
Originally posted by skeil909:
Originally posted by bam431:
Honestly, I'm still not sold on tablets.
I agree.
Big cellphones? Yes. Laptops? Sure. Tablets? Screw that.

With decent laptops around for cheap and good battery life, I don't see the point in tablets. A tablet can't do anything more then my HD2 with Android on-the-go and can't do half as much as my laptop in the classroom. Like I'm sorry but what's their purpose lol
I'm of the same thought-line there. They're just for the fun/cool factor, but they're too bulky to really be "mobile" in my opinion. I just don't know, I'll have one eventually but just as a living-room prop to go with the SNES and N64 hooked up on the coffee table (wires run under a rug), the 360 n PS3, giant stereo receiver and subwoofer, record player, nettop, and 52" HDTV. Coolness factors. *shrug*

Now, if they came out with a decent notebook/tablet fusion, better than the ones I've noticed that just seem under-powered and flimsy (Dell?), then I'll go for it. Intuitive touch controls for browsing and moving about (I always hated notebook trackpads), but a slide/flip/something physical keyboard for input. Would be ok.

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