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Unannounced Samsung Windows tablet passes Wi-Fi certification

Unannounced Samsung Windows tablet passes Wi-Fi certification
Unannounced Samsung Windows tablet passes Wi-Fi certification
Model number SM-W700 will sport 802.11ac and a potential 12-inch display with Intel Core M CPU options.

Samsung is still mum on its 12-inch Windows tablet that was rumored to be in the works since late August. Nonetheless, its official reveal may be drawing near as it recently passed Wi-Fi certification for safe operation and conformity. The alleged 12-inch Windows Galaxy tablet is expected to have the following core specifications:

  • 2560 x 1600 or 3840 x 2400 resolution display
  • 14 nm Intel Core M processor
  • 4 GB RAM

The unit should also support an integrated "S Pen" in the style of the current Galaxy Note series. However, it's clear that Samsung wants a piece of the Windows tablet market that the current Microsoft Surface series is enjoying so much without much of a competition. The Japanese manufacturer may be aiming for a lower starting price with the Windows Galaxy tablet given its weaker specifications. The design of the tablet itself may simply be a modified version of the existing Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 with Windows instead of Android.

If true, it wouldn't be a bad thing to have a Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 Windows Edition as we found the hardware to be very good for a consumer device. Our test model exhibited high black levels and subsequently low contrast, but a move to AMOLED panels a la the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 should fix the issue. Nonetheless, core business users may still prefer the Surface Pro 4 or upcoming HP Elite x2 for their tougher build and longevity.

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Andreas Müller/ Allen Ngo, 2015-12-29 (Update: 2015-12-29)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.