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Samsung Teases Series 5 Hybrid for IFA Unveiling

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The South Korean company just can't keep quiet about its plans for IFA.

With IFA set to kick off in just a few days time, we'll soon be inundated with images and spec sheets of upcoming products. Eager to be noticed, many companies will announce their products on day 0, before the show officially begins, and others will reveal tidbits of what we can expect well before that. Today Samsung teased us with the prospect of a Series 5 Hybrid announcement.

 

The company's Facebook page was today updated with a photo of the Series 5 Hybrid that we first spotted at Computex back in June. The caption for the image is 'Don't worry, it's just around the corner.' And in case that's a little too vague, the image itself sports the tagline "Ready to be smart? IFA Berlin 2012."

Samsung's Series 5 Hybrid is a convertible tablet that resembles the Asus Transformer Pad in that it clicks onto an external keyboard to become a full notebook. Running Windows 8, it packs an 11-inch display, and will reportedly run a full version of Windows 8 (as opposed to Windows RT). We'll bring you the full specs and details on pricing and release as soon as Samsung spills the beans.

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    mayne92 , August 27, 2012 5:26 PM
    Nice. Does M$ plan to boot touchscreen devices into desktop mode? I figured since the desktop boots to Metro it would only be fair to boot a touchscreen device to desktop. lol
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    chuckydb , August 27, 2012 5:33 PM
    With the name Hybrid, I was thinking Win/Android Hybrid. :-(
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    mcd023 , August 27, 2012 6:10 PM
    a hybrid device is just up my alley. I've been wanting the Series 7 Slate for so long! haha
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    danwat1234 , August 27, 2012 6:48 PM
    I'm glad it's a series hybrid and not a parallel hybrid; more energy efficient.
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    classzero , August 27, 2012 8:17 PM
    danwat1234I'm glad it's a series hybrid and not a parallel hybrid; more energy efficient.

    Thank you, made me smile.
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    falchard , August 27, 2012 8:43 PM
    Good news is there is no possibility for Apple to sue Samsung on this considering Samsung has been offering windows based slates with a similar design to this product for years before Apple offerd the iPad.
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    dimar , August 27, 2012 9:02 PM
    I hope Samsung is smart enough not to use 16:9 screen ratio.
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    dalethepcman , August 27, 2012 10:16 PM
    uh oh, its a flat rectangular screen with a button. Someone call birdman attorney at law!

    I hope they release information on a windows 8 tablet running an AMD processor soon. Or at least one that can run with Optimus, and just wont turn on the discreet card unless connected to power. For my tablet experience, I really need more GFX muscle than what intel offers.
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    robochump , August 28, 2012 12:17 AM
    falchardGood news is there is no possibility for Apple to sue Samsung on this considering Samsung has been offering windows based slates with a similar design to this product for years before Apple offerd the iPad.


    The only tablet that matters from Samsung is the Galaxy and that came after the iPad. Of course it looked just like an iPad too...lol.
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    blazorthon , August 28, 2012 4:35 AM
    robochumpThe only tablet that matters from Samsung is the Galaxy and that came after the iPad. Of course it looked just like an iPad too...lol.


    Last I checked, the 16x9 aspect ratio is not just like the 4x3 aspect ratio. There are many more differences too.