Feeds

Samsung shows off tablet-cum-netbook convertible

Can't choose which form-factor you fancy? Have both

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

CES 2011 Can't decide whether you want a small notebook or a tablet? Samsung's latest lets you have both.

The rather sexy TX100, unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Shows (CES) today is a 10.1in, 1366 x 768 LCD tablet with a built in physical keyboard too. The 80-key deck slides down and forward, turning touchscreen tablet into a laptop.

Samsung TX100

Samsung's tablet-cum-notebook isn't the first of its kind. Yesterday, Asus took the wraps off a similar gadget, the Android 3.0-based Eee Pad Slider, and late last year Dell released the Inspiron Duo, a netbook convertible with a swivel display.

The Samsung machine's notebook pretensions mean it's based on an Intel Atom chip and runs Windows 7 Pro rather than the ARM'n'Android combo favoured by Samsung's Galaxy Tab tablet.

Not quite as well connected as most netbooks and notebooks, the TX100 has Wi-Fi and a Micro SD memory card slot, plus a proprietary port into which you can hook a selection of USB and HDMI adaptors.

Like the MacBook Air, the TX100 will only be offered with SSD storage: a choice of 32GB or 64GB. Ditching the HDD helps give the tablet a battery life of up to nine hours, Samsung claimed.

Samsung TX100

The TX100 goes on sale in March. Samsung didn't say what it plans to charge for the tablet-cum-notebook. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Oi, Tim Cook. Apple Watch. I DARE you to tell me, IN PERSON, that it's secure
State attorney demands Apple CEO bows the knee to him
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Will BlackBerry make a comeback with its SQUARE smartphones?
Plus PC PIMs from company formerly known as RIM
Apple's iPhone 6 first-day sales are MEANINGLESS, mutters analyst
Big weekend queues only represent fruity firm's supply
Hey, Mac fanbois. HGST wants you drooling over its HUGE desktop RACK
What vast digital media repository could possibly need 64 TERABYTES?
Soundbites: News in brief from the Wi-Fi audiophile files
DTS and Sonos sing out but not off the same hymnsheet
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.