IFA 2011: Samsung 700T Tablet officially unveiled

Slate lands with Intel i5 processor and 4GB RAM

Samsung is not to be outdone on the tablet front, as the Korean tech giant has brought the Series 7 700T tablet to the fray.

Samsung has added to its tablet array at IFA 2011 officially unveiling the Samsung Series 7 700T Slate PC, a Windows 7 powered device aimed at the business market.

Packing a PC punch in a tablet form the Series 7 700T is to land packing an Intel Core i5 processor with 4GB of RAM with a 64GB SSD for storage included alongside Microsoft’s Windows 7 Home Premium operating system.

Hosting an 11.6-inch touchscreen display Samsung’s first Windows 7 tablet device measures in at just 12.9mm thick, a mere 970g in weight and is to be powered by a Li-Ion battery that is claimed to tout 6.6 hours of use time.

Continuing its PC-esque credentials the 700T features an array of connectivity options with the tablet standard Wi-Fi abilities joined by a single USB 2.0 port, micro HDMI connector, microSD card slot and a SIM slot to allow for 3G connectivity.

Packaged with a dock cradle and Bluetooth keyboard to further assist business users, the Samsung 700T is to bridge the gap between dedicated laptops and tablets when it lands later this year priced £999.

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