Samsung Windows 8 Tablet Has Huge 11.6-inch Display
Developers were able to get a hands-on experience with the Samsung tablet running Windows 8 at the Microsoft BUILD conference last week. According to reports, Microsoft distributed 5,000 units of the Samsung tablet for developers to test.
The new Samsung tablet running Windows 8 is a very sleek device with brushed black aluminum alloy back subtly curved edges. The metal back portion of the tablet fives it a very solid feel. Dominating the front portion of the device is an amazing 11.6-inch Super PLS screen with 1366 x 768 resolution. Wow this screen is really huge! I think itís the biggest so far in all the tablets ever made; but then this is still just a prototype. Underneath the hood is a 1.6GHz Sandy Bridge Core i5 2467M processor with 4GB memory. It also comes with 64GB SSD.
The Samsung tablet has all kinds of sensors including NFC inside that developers can work with. A microSD, micro HDMI, USB port and combined headphone and microphone port are present as well. Connecting through mobile broadband is possible because it has a SIM slot and thereís also gigabit Ethernet.
And based on the initial impression of the Samsung tabletís touchscreen, it seems it provides a very easy navigation to the icons, buttons, menus and links provided in the desktop Windows interface.
Samsungís new big tablet and Microsoftís Windows 8 operating system would be quite a combination when they get finished up next year.