Misco has cut the price of the Samsung Series 7 tablet, the XE700T1A down to £670. The product used to cost around £1000 only a few weeks ago and is the precursor of the Windows 8 Pro-based Surface tablet Microsoft announced this morning.
Like the latter, it comes with an Intel Core i5 processor. In Samsung's case an i5-2467M processor clocked at 1.6GHz with 3MB L3 cache, 4GB of DDR3 clocked at 1.333GHz, 64GB SSD, a 2x2 MIMO antenna, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, a 11.6in 1,366 x 768 pixels HD LED display, a 2-megapixel camera, microHDMI, USB 2.0, two 800mW speakers, a microSD card slot, a 4-cell 40Whr battery, a Bluetooth keyboard, a stylus and a docking station.
At 13mm thick and weighing 860g, it is heavier than most Android or iOS tablets but not when compared to the rest of the Windows-based tablets. It is slightly smaller than an A4 sheet. Strangely for a laptop that promises maximum productivity, it comes with Windows 7 Home Premium rather than the Pro version.
Expect other manufacturers and retailers to clear out the stocks of existing Windows tablets sooner rather than later as Microsoft prepares to flood the market with Surface devices.
Source : Misco