A senior Samsung executive confirmed that Samsung will release a ‘slate’ PC in the second-half of 2010. Â Which means that the Apple’s iPad will have a bit of competition. Â Though, Samsung hasn’t and most likely won’t release any further information about it such as the capabilities, specs, or pricing. Â But still it’sÂ interestingÂ that Samsung is already prepping a ‘slate’ Â PC.
â€œThere is assuredly a good market for iPads, but there is an even broader market for consumers who want an iPad format but also want more functionality, more grunt, more IO (input/output), because while the ARM-based processor in the iPad is a great chip itâ€™s not designed for crunching spreadsheets and all those other things that the traditional notebook does.â€ Says the director of Samsung Australia’s IT division, Phillip Newton.
It will have a Atom processor from Intel, and will most likely be running Windows XP or Windows 7 Starter, possibly a Linux Distro? Who knows at this point?