Microsoft's first Windows 8 tablet from Samsung

Microsoft is expected to give away a Samsung slate tablet to all registered developers attending the Build conference in LA today. From the looks of it the device is either the recently unveiled Samsung Slate PC Series 7 (powered by an X86 intel i5) or a ARM version of it powered by NVIDIA Kel-El quad-core CortexA9 SoC. In either cases we will know more about it in the coming hours. For more Windows 8 info check out my recent post about the Windows Phone 8 convergence and for more about NVIDIA’s future SoC and mobile plans don’t forget to listen to Jen Hsun keynotes.


UPDATE
:there’s now an unboxing video of it in action after the break. The device seems to be the Samsung Slate PC Series 7 (there’s the Intel Logo on the box) loaded with a developer preview of Windows 8 (Edit: Videos are now set to private.They should be back up in less than 2 hours once the Build Keynote starts).

UPDATE: Watch the device in live action during Build Keynote after the break:


UPDATE: Here’s the first official preview of the Samsung Slate 7 running Windows 8.

Live stream of the Build Keynote:

The Samsung Slate 7 in action:

Unboxing videos:

source: Weibo/MichelleHu thanks for the tip Jigga


  • Anonymous

    it looks like tiny samsung tv!

    i like it.

  • Ccmd_232

    Hope it has the same slim tablet profile Samsung has already :)

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com MobileTechWorld

    The form factor is identical to the Slate 7 which is gorgeous IMO.

  • Anonymous

    why gorgeous?

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com MobileTechWorld

    Well, it looks like one of the best built tablet around. Slim, 16:10 screen, tons of connectivity options etc.. Unfortunately  the one we see above may not have the Wacom Active Digitizer though (if it’s ARM based).

  • Anonymous

    Still hoping for a “public” release of the 8102 build … or atleast somebody should leak it !! :D

  • Anonymous

    the guys at MDL say it has the following specs. (can’t confirm):
    11.6in PLS screen, 1366×768

    Core i5, 4GB RAM, 64GB SSD

    Wacom stylus, Bluetooth keyboard, dock

    HDMI, USB2, Wi-Fi N, Bluetooth, 3G

    Thin and light brushed magnesium chassis

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com MobileTechWorld

    These are the specs of the Samsung Slate PC Series 7.

  • Anonymous

    yep, waiting for the video to confirm whether its arm or x86
    Got the infor from jose fajardo who is on-site: http://twitter.com/#!/josefajardo/status/113602668076863488

  • Anonymous

    yep, waiting for the video to confirm whether its arm or x86
    Got the infor from jose fajardo who is on-site: http://twitter.com/#!/josefajardo/status/113602668076863488

  • Anonymous

    yep, waiting for the video to confirm whether its arm or x86
    Got the infor from jose fajardo who is on-site: http://twitter.com/#!/josefajardo/status/113602668076863488

  • Anonymous

    yep, waiting for the video to confirm whether its arm or x86
    Got the infor from jose fajardo who is on-site: http://twitter.com/#!/josefajardo/status/113602668076863488

  • Anonymous

    yep, waiting for the video to confirm whether its arm or x86
    Got the infor from jose fajardo who is on-site: http://twitter.com/#!/josefajardo/status/113602668076863488

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com MobileTechWorld

    Just posted the video above….It’s unfortunately the Slate 7

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com MobileTechWorld

    Just posted the video above….It’s unfortunately the Slate 7

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com MobileTechWorld

    Just posted the video above….It’s unfortunately the Slate 7

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com MobileTechWorld

    Just posted the video above….It’s unfortunately the Slate 7

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com MobileTechWorld

    Just posted the video above….It’s unfortunately the Slate 7

  • Anonymous

    on first video, there is a gravity deformation zone.
    ou yeah!

  • dave

    My neck hurts from watching this.

  • fgh

    dude, shame on you. this is why we cant have nice things

  • fgh

    dude, shame on you. this is why we cant have nice things

  • Gborn

    Ups, the video ist gone …

  • http://twitter.com/HaahrNielsen Brian Haahr-Nielsen

    And so they did.. All Build Windows conference visitors gets one! Damn… wish it was me. :-) Congratulations to you all.

  • AgileWindows Redmond

    We have playing with the Samsung Slate that was given in Build conference and have been using Windows 8 in few of our existing laptops & desktop. We found it to be quite faster even though Touch is sourly missed in regular PCs. You can read our experience of installing on Dell Vostro 1310 here: http://agilewindows.com/blog/2011/09/microsoft-has-launched-a-windows-8/