Samsung took the stage at CES to demonstrate their Sliding PC 7 Series convertible tablet, answering the call of would-be tablet buyers for a functional keyboard. In its simplest state, Samsung’s first sliding PC looks much like a normal tablet and is equipped with multitouch (up to ten fingers). If more heavy-duty typing is called for, the face slides back and tilts up to reveal a full qwerty keyboard, turning the device into a miniature computer.
The 7 Series runs Windows 7 on a 1.66 GHz Intel ATOM Oak Trail processor, comes with 2 GB of RAM, and has SSD storage in 32GB or 64GB. It has a battery that will last you 9 hours, plenty of time for a flight or road trip. Other features include a 1.3 MP webcam, a 4-in-1 card reader, USB 2.0, HDMI video output and a 10.1 inch display.
The new Sliding PC is set to arrive in March for just under $700 bucks, making it a comparable alternative to their Galaxy Tab if you really do miss the keyboard.