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Samsung128GB Series 7 Slate 11.6" Tablet PC
 
4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Operating system (7)
  • Screen (7)
  • Wifi (6)
  • App availablity (4)
  • Easy to customize (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Web browsing (7)
    • Email (5)
    • Out-of-office productivity (4)
    • Social networking (3)
      • Tablet Size:
      • Just right (7)
      • Tablet Construction:
      • Feels sturdy (8)
      • Usability:
      • Simple enough (5)
      • Media:
      • Easy to download media (6), Easy to use media player (5), Fast streaming media (4), Good speaker sound (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Business professional (5), Parent (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    best tablet I ever owned so far

    I am a designer and I purchased S7S mainly for digital sketching and rendering purpose. My review will be focusing on that.
    Before purchasing S7S, I have read so many positive and negative...Read complete review

    I am a designer and I purchased S7S mainly for digital sketching and rendering purpose. My review will be focusing on that.
    Before purchasing S7S, I have read so many positive and negative reviews and tried to decide between ASUS ep121 and S7S. Some of my friends already own EP121 so I could get my hands on those tablets and I knew it is pretty good tablet but I had no chance to try S7S. All I could was to watch youtube review and read forums. I found some people actually having consructive problems with S7S and some technical issues (like pressure sensitivity). And I read some postings that people actually return as well. But I also read some good reviews how fast the tablet is and more.
    Anyway I decided to try and if I dont like it I was going to return. So I bought the tablet. Unlike I was worried, the build was sturdy and I had no problem with pressure senstitivity with Photoshop and Sketchbook designer right out from the box. (I didnt have to install additional Wacom driver or ASUS driver to make it work.) I have Wacom Intuos 4 which is over 2000 level sensitivity and S7S is about 200 levels I think. The 200 levels pressure sensitivity is good enough for any painting. My Intuos4 served me really well with all my works but it is time to sell it soon. Bye Bye Intuos4 :)
    It is Windows based so you can use it like your regular laptop or computer. The OS is not meant for touch interface so I sometimes press wrong icon when I navigate internet but not a big deal for me. The touch response is very good. I cant wait for Windows 8 though.
    The battery life is very good. After fully charged, I opened Photoshop and Sketchbook Designer and also Illustrator for my project. It is a heavy load as you can tell. I could sketch and render straight for about 5~6 hours with fully loaded and still 10% battery life remained.
    The only bad thing is it doesnt have stylus holder. You will need a case with pen holder. I bought Samsung stand case with pen holder for S7S. I like the material and build quality but not so satisfying though.
    Bottom line is...I dont regret buying this tablet and I recommend to any digital artists who want to sketch and render on the go. Oh and this tablet doesnt lag like EP121.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not Totally Satisfied

    I chose this product because I thought it was a business class product and I need its advertised features for my Property Inspection business. Unfortunately, I am very unsatisfied with several of the features...Read complete review

    I chose this product because I thought it was a business class product and I need its advertised features for my Property Inspection business. Unfortunately, I am very unsatisfied with several of the features that are necessary for my work, and therefore, I feel that I wasted the high price I paid for this Tablet PC. The 128 GB SSHD and the OS Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit and the 4 Gigabyte of RAM are perfect. However, the built in battery is not a good feature. It runs the computer for about 6 hours. In my line of work, the majority of the time, it is necessary to run the computer on battery power for 8 to 12 hours. If the battery were an external removable battery, when it would run down to empty, I would be able to replace it with a second battery. Also, when it is necessary to shut the computer down and recharge the battery, there is no external indicator that the battery is charging, nor one that indicates that the battery is fully charged, nor one that indicates that the AC adaptor is connected to the computer. In addition, there is no strap to attach the computer to your hand so it can be safely carried in one hand while freeing up the other hand for other purposes, and there is no provision to attach the Digitizer Pen to the computer. Unfortunately, I am sad to say that this product did not meet the expectations I was lead to believe from my extensive research and the advertising of the product.

    Pros: Built-in speakers and mic, Bright display, Realistic color, Lightweight.

    Cons: Did not meet my expectations, built in battery, no indicator of full charge when the computer is off, full charge battery does not last long enough, too expensive, no way to strap computer to your hand while carrying it, there is no holder for the digitizer pen.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome Tablet

    By pc lover

    from Jersey Shore

    About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Long Battery Life
    • Powerful
    • Quality Display
    • Quiet

    Cons

    • Power Adapter Gets Extrem

    Best Uses

    • Business And Pleasure
    • Business Use
    • Web Browsing

    Comments about Samsung 128GB Series 7 Slate 11.6" Tablet PC:

    I love this tablet. I have loaded my business applications on it and they run exacly identical to my notebook. Ive used the WiDi to stream full size videos to my big screen TV and its like having a super remote for it. Ive owned the Xoom for a couple of years and this thing runs circles around it. It is pricey but in this case you really do get what you pay for.

    • Primary use:
    • Business

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    5.0

    I love this tablet pc!

    By Billie A

    from NC

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Samsung 128GB Series 7 Slate 11.6" Tablet PC:

          I was looking at tablets because they seem so much easier that lugging around a laptop, but I wanted the full power of a pc. I have found it all in this tablet pc! I love this thing! The battery last about three hours with constant use. I like the screen bright, so some power saving features could probably prolong that time. The speakers sound great. The touch screen and digitizer pen work well. I also bought the optional dock, wireless keyboard and portable DVD R/W player. And all this fits in my purse!

          • Tablet Size:
          • Just Right
          • Tablet Construction:
          • Feels Sturdy

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          5.0

          What a great PC replacement!

          By Billie A

          from NC

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Out-of-office Productivity
              • Web Browsing

              Comments about Samsung 128GB Series 7 Slate 11.6" Tablet PC:

              The Samsung Series 7 Tablet PC has increased my productivity. I was looking for a tablet or laptop that would be easy to carry anywhere and I found it! This thing fits in my purse, but yet is a total replacement for my pc. The touch screen has spoiled me. The digitizer pen that come with works well. I also bought the optional dock, wireless keyboard, and portable DVD R/W player. The battery last about three hours for my typical use. So I plug it in when at my desk (or near a plug). The recharging time seems reasonable. I have only had it for a couple of weeks, but already I am so happy with this product and would recommend it to anyone who is torn between a tablet and a laptop.

              • Tablet Size:
              • Just Right
              • Tablet Construction:
              • Feels Sturdy
              • Media:
              • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player, Good Speaker Sound

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              5.0

              the best windows tablet on the market

              By chaim1

              from new york

              About Me Parent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • App Availablity
              • Battery Life
              • Easy To Customize
              • Operating System
              • Screen
              • Web Browsing
              • WiFi

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Email
                • Entertainment
                • Web Browsing

                Comments about Samsung 128GB Series 7 Slate 11.6" Tablet PC:

                The tablet works like a regular leptop all programs work excellent

                • Tablet Size:
                • Just Right
                • Tablet Construction:
                • Feels Sturdy
                • Usability:
                • Simple Enough
                • Media:
                • Easy To Download Media, Fast Streaming Media, Good Speaker Sound

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                5.0

                top of the line

                By mike

                from florida

                About Me Business Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • App Availablity
                • Operating System
                • Screen
                • Web Browsing
                • WiFi

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Email
                  • Social Networking
                  • Web Browsing

                  Comments about Samsung 128GB Series 7 Slate 11.6" Tablet PC:

                  light weight,powerhouse, just what i needed

                  • Tablet Size:
                  • Just Right
                  • Tablet Construction:
                  • Feels Sturdy
                  • Usability:
                  • Simple Enough
                  • Media:
                  • Easy To Use Media Player

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                  5.0

                  Awesome product.

                  By scroggs

                  from Murrieta, CA

                  About Me Business Professional, Parent

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Customize
                  • Operating System
                  • Screen
                  • Web Browsing
                  • WiFi

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Camera
                    • Email
                    • Entertainment
                    • Games
                    • Social Networking
                    • Web Browsing

                    Comments about Samsung 128GB Series 7 Slate 11.6" Tablet PC:

                    both of my boys are very happy with their tablets. They are easy to use and take everywhere.

                    • Tablet Size:
                    • Just Right
                    • Tablet Construction:
                    • Feels Sturdy
                    • Usability:
                    • Simple Enough
                    • Media:
                    • Easy To Download Media, Fast Streaming Media, Games, Good Speaker Sound

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                    (1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Not Totally Satisfied

                    By Being2Honest

                    from Delaware County, PA

                    About Me An Electronics Expert, An expert computer user, Business Professional, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Operating System
                    • Screen

                    Cons

                    • Battery Life

                    Best Uses

                    • Out-of-office Productivity

                    Comments about Samsung 128GB Series 7 Slate 11.6" Tablet PC:

                    I chose this product because I thought it was a business class product and I need its advertised features for my Property Inspection business. Unfortunately, I am very unsatisfied with several of the features that are necessary for my work, and therefore, I feel that I wasted the high price I paid for this Tablet PC. The 128 GB SSHD and the OS Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit and the 4 Gigabyte of RAM are perfect. However, the built in battery is not a good feature. It runs the computer for about 6 hours. In my line of work, the majority of the time, it is necessary to run the computer on battery power for 8 to 12 hours. If the battery were an external removable battery, when it would run down to empty, I would be able to replace it with a second battery. Also, when it is necessary to shut the computer down and recharge the battery, there is no external indicator that the battery is charging, nor one that indicates that the battery is fully charged, nor one that indicates that the AC adaptor is connected to the computer. In addition, there is no strap to attach the computer to your hand so it can be safely carried in one hand while freeing up the other hand for other purposes, and there is no provision to attach the Digitizer Pen to the computer. Unfortunately, I am sad to say that this product did not meet the expectations I was lead to believe from my extensive research and the advertising of the product.

                    Pros: Built-in speakers and mic, Bright display, Realistic color, Lightweight.

                    Cons: Did not meet my expectations, built in battery, no indicator of full charge when the computer is off, full charge battery does not last long enough, too expensive, no way to strap computer to your hand while carrying it, there is no holder for the digitizer pen.

                    • Tablet Size:
                    • Large
                    • Tablet Construction:
                    • Not Fragil Not Sturdy
                    • Usability:
                    • Simple Enough
                    • Media:
                    • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    A Windows based slate just as I expected

                    By Ahmedsr

                    from Maldives

                    About Me Business Professional, Parent, Technically Challenged

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • App Availablity
                    • Easy To Customize
                    • Operating System
                    • Screen
                    • Web Browsing
                    • WiFi

                    Cons

                    • Battery Life
                    • Charging time
                    • Speaker Quality

                    Best Uses

                    • Email
                    • Out-of-office Productivity
                    • Social Networking
                    • Web Browsing

                    Comments about Samsung 128GB Series 7 Slate 11.6" Tablet PC:

                    I bought this specially to use on my numerous trips away from base. I like the style of Samsung, but, as expected, a little too clumsy compared with android based tabs. But that's the difference, when I need a full computer at my disposal.

                    • Tablet Size:
                    • Large
                    • Tablet Construction:
                    • Feels Sturdy
                    • Usability:
                    • Intuitive
                    • Media:
                    • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player, External Media Controls, Fast Streaming Media, Games

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    best tablet I ever owned so far

                    By DJ

                    from Glendale, CA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • App Availablity
                    • Battery Life
                    • Operating System
                    • Screen
                    • WiFi

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Samsung 128GB Series 7 Slate 11.6" Tablet PC:

                        I am a designer and I purchased S7S mainly for digital sketching and rendering purpose. My review will be focusing on that.
                        Before purchasing S7S, I have read so many positive and negative reviews and tried to decide between ASUS ep121 and S7S. Some of my friends already own EP121 so I could get my hands on those tablets and I knew it is pretty good tablet but I had no chance to try S7S. All I could was to watch youtube review and read forums. I found some people actually having consructive problems with S7S and some technical issues (like pressure sensitivity). And I read some postings that people actually return as well. But I also read some good reviews how fast the tablet is and more.
                        Anyway I decided to try and if I dont like it I was going to return. So I bought the tablet. Unlike I was worried, the build was sturdy and I had no problem with pressure senstitivity with Photoshop and Sketchbook designer right out from the box. (I didnt have to install additional Wacom driver or ASUS driver to make it work.) I have Wacom Intuos 4 which is over 2000 level sensitivity and S7S is about 200 levels I think. The 200 levels pressure sensitivity is good enough for any painting. My Intuos4 served me really well with all my works but it is time to sell it soon. Bye Bye Intuos4 :)
                        It is Windows based so you can use it like your regular laptop or computer. The OS is not meant for touch interface so I sometimes press wrong icon when I navigate internet but not a big deal for me. The touch response is very good. I cant wait for Windows 8 though.
                        The battery life is very good. After fully charged, I opened Photoshop and Sketchbook Designer and also Illustrator for my project. It is a heavy load as you can tell. I could sketch and render straight for about 5~6 hours with fully loaded and still 10% battery life remained.
                        The only bad thing is it doesnt have stylus holder. You will need a case with pen holder. I bought Samsung stand case with pen holder for S7S. I like the material and build quality but not so satisfying though.
                        Bottom line is...I dont regret buying this tablet and I recommend to any digital artists who want to sketch and render on the go. Oh and this tablet doesnt lag like EP121.

                        • Tablet Size:
                        • Just Right
                        • Tablet Construction:
                        • Feels Sturdy

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                        5.0

                        Best Tablet PC By Far!

                        By Aggie 84

                        from Brady, Texas

                        About Me Business Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Battery Life
                        • Easy To Customize
                        • Operating System
                        • Screen
                        • WiFi

                        Cons

                        • Some what pricey

                        Best Uses

                        • Email
                        • Games
                        • Out-of-office Productivity
                        • Web Browsing

                        Comments about Samsung 128GB Series 7 Slate 11.6" Tablet PC:

                        We travel a lot and carrying around a full size laptop gets real old. This Samsung Slate offers a full PC laptop in a very small package. The 11.6 inch screen is remarkably crystal clear and the Windows 7 Professional software runs all of our programs quickly. It weighs less than 2 pounds and is small enough to go anywhere. It is a bit expensive, but well worth the extra to get the full PC in a small package. I kept waiting for the price to come down and finally bought one. I should have bought it sooner knowing how much we love this tablet. It is a must for any business traveler who is tired of laptops.

                        • Tablet Size:
                        • Just Right
                        • Tablet Construction:
                        • Feels Sturdy
                        • Usability:
                        • Simple Enough
                        • Media:
                        • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player, External Media Controls, Fast Streaming Media

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