File-It-Under: Tablet Stuff !~
This week Microsoft is holding its Windows 8 developers conference ( WDC for short) and so far we are seeing some pretty cool Windows 8 computers that is being unveiled at the conference.One particular device that has caught my eye ( hence the point of interest) is the Windows 8 Samsung Series Slate.Could this be the successful first tablet coming out of Microsoft,remember this isn't the first time Microsoft and tried to produce a tablet computer,remember the failed Windows XP Tablet PC back in 2001 that did poorly with the public mainly because lets face it,people weren't ready for a operating system to be on a tablet.Plus Windows XP just looked bad on a tablet.This time Microsoft may be on to something with the Windows 8 Samsung Series Slate,Windows 8 would fit perfectly with this tablet,just like Apple with OS X Lion,Microsoft is leaning towards building a mobile platform with Windows 8 borrowing its signature live tiles that you see on Windows Phone 7.
A lot of what you see from Windows 8 Samsung's Series now is still in the developers stage and won't be final until next year once full final version of Windows 8 is unveiled.
The hardware on the Samsung Series Slate is pretty intriguing,it has a 400 nit,11-6 capacitive display that comes in at 1366 x 768 resolution,an Intel 1.6GHz Core i5 CPU,with integrated graphics,though they are not saying what brand of graphic chip is in the tablet,on the storage and memory front you have 64GB SSD , 4GB of RAM.Having a front and rear camera on tablets are pretty much standard,the Samsung Series pretty much have stuck to that standard by having a front 2 megapixel camera and a light sensor,on the rear there's a 3 megapixel shooter.Connectivity goes as follows, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, a USB 2.0 port and a HDMI socket.
You gotta love the hardware and design with this tablet and the fact that Windows 8 will run on this device,the potential is there for success,it all determines how well Microsoft markets this tablet.
Credit all pictures,Video and source from Engadget