Samsung teases transforming Windows 8 tablet/laptop

Samsung teases transforming Windows 8 tablet/laptop
It looks like Asus isn't the only company that's embracing the transforming tablet/laptop idea, and Samsung may be jumping into the market as well. The only thing is that Samsung isn't coming with an Android device, this will be a Windows 8 device, at least that's what it looks like from a new teaser video that Samsung has put up on YouTube. 

The video is pretty cryptic with a lot of clock gears and such, and not a very good view of whatever the product itself is exactly. It is blatantly a laptop, but given that it claims to be the "evolution of technology", it can't just be a laptop. The prevailing theory is that it will be a tablet and keyboard dock combo running full Windows 8. There are some holding out hope that it is a dual-boot Windows 8/Android device, but that seems pretty unlikely, and seems like something Microsoft would most certainly frown upon. 

What do you think?

source: Samsung via The Verge

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29 Comments

1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Apple already sued the living diarrhea out of you Samsung. I hope this design isn't too similar to Asus's Transformer line because on that round I will not be backing up Samsung. I will support Asus to the fullest... My humble opinion... Ready to get thumbed down...

2. Trollonka_KeKe_Jackson

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

cool story bro

3. Aeires unregistered

Not everyone is lawsuit crazy like Apple. Some people actually understand that there's only so many design patterns that can exist while maintaining function.

10. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

I'd still go with Asus because there's no horrid Touchwiz skin. Yuck.

12. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Which TW is on Windows 8?

29. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

You know... the one... Lol, oh yeah. Forgot this is a Windows tablet. :P

20. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

its not a Phone?! it's a PC...TouchwiZ is non-appplicable

13. The_Godfather

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Birds:- Of course you'll get thumb down cause we are backing up a company which has its own class and give consumers what they need. If you look at Apple, they don't have any shame what they have been doing. I am more than sure that the sales for iPhone 5 or whatever you call would be drastically low. Why because Apple is biting that hand which feeds it. And moreover Apple means same design over and over with a high price tag. Well I believe you don't have any technical background after looking at your comment so don't want to say anything else. Sammy I love you and just waiting for my Note 2 :)

16. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

so i wonder if ASUS will also sue samsung for its design... hahaha.. oh samsung.. why you always copy? where's the innovation?!

4. pegasso

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

i think it's a laptop with S-Pen stylus. so it's basically a Galaxy Note with built-in keyboard

5. jimjam unregistered

They obviously showed three elements in the clip - 1. keyboard 2. Tablet lid (how many laptops have ports in the lid????) 3. S Pen. Obviously the windows 8 transformer with s pen. Looking forward to it.

6. Allen3697

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

This will be what I will be looking at for my next laptop. Something like a tablet/laptop Win8 combo. They have 4 years to perfect this before I buy one since I just got a new laptop a year ago.

7. Dunknown

Posts: 84; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Why can't Samsung stick with Android. Having a Windows os. Samsung really afraid to lose. Don't really like Samsung. Broke my Samsung S3 few weeks later due to over used (take too much picture). Really sucks. I think Motorolla, Sony and Nokia are better than Samsung. Going to try either NOkia 808 or the latest pureview tech or Sony Xperia. Samsung in my mind has a bad reputation. Nokia, Sony and Motorolla never let me down. I used them till the battery is totally disintegrated.

14. CypherCross

Posts: 9; Member since: Jul 25, 2012

What are you talking about? samsung should sick with android? why move to window? um samsung as been working with window OS for the past 20 years. they have windows OS tablet for a while. Samsung is not exclusive to only android you know. they make computer, laptop, notebook and ultrabook with windows OS for awhile.

18. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Some people r just plain stupid. Samsung doesn't create Galaxy tabs only idiot. I think the last Windows tablet that is available is Samsung Series 7 Slate. And if u did watch Microsoft Windows Phone 8 summit, they were also using Samsung tablet. Get your facts right before u post. Cos that makes u look stupid.

26. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Why can't Samsung stick to Android? - Because they were already one among windows partners. Long before you knew Samsung Galaxy 3. There was Samsung Windows Mobile. Samsung also like to try out different OS like Symbian, Tinzen and Bada. And since Windows Mobile is dead and Windows Phone is born, it make sense for Samsung to use Windows Phones. - Moreover on desktop environment Samsung was already using Windows XP/Vista/7. In short Samsung was already present with different OS before they joined Android. Finally there is Samsung Chrome Book, using Chrome OS made by Google.

8. huypaulha94

Posts: 24; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

In my opinion... the fact that it has an S-Pen means that its a Note... So... Possibly a new Note Tablet running Windows 8 with a docking keyboard station?

9. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

Samsung is like the pokemon ditto.....

11. The_Godfather

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Jus f**k Apple......get the hell out of heya

15. Suts_97

Posts: 128; Member since: May 05, 2012

I agree that Asus is good in tablets, yet Samsung is my favourite! Hope it's better than the Surface in tems of specs.

17. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Oh no, that direction pad...Looks alot like the one on the Macbook...

19. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

The industry is really going to suffer. I'm so embarrased I support Apple by buying their products. I'm sure they r now going to sue any laptop that looks similar to theirs and any all in one pc. Mobile industry better each out. Cos apple now has a leverage after the Samsung trial. I fear what is coming.

23. AshishRomea

Posts: 145; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

huh >? u have been speaking a lot of apple and favoring samsung , nothing wrong in supporting apple "atlest it innovates" if u think apple can sue anyone and any company your wrong , samsung is a bloody copy cat , who will suffer a lot more in future , APPLE could never sue SONY ! sony is the only company in this world whom apple can sue in design or ideas , coz sony also innovates... whoever innovates wont be sued :/ very normal ! SONY INNOVATES SO UT DOESNT GET SUED SAMSUNG COPIES SO IT GETS SUED

25. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Since Sony's iDEA was lifted on "design" by Apple it would be foolish of them to sue Sony. Apple doesn't innovate. They just steal and misuse the flawed Patent system where no one can challenge before Patent is awarded. Ideally all applications for patent of aything should be open for challenge before patent being granted. Then i am sure this rectangle with rounded corners, icons with rounded corners, pinch to zoom would never have been patented. :)

27. duckymomo26

Posts: 19; Member since: Jun 01, 2012

You have no idea on what you are talking about. Just shut up OK?

21. 12Danny123

Posts: 87; Member since: Aug 18, 2012

I do think it's gonna be a good tablet. certainly better than the Galaxy note 10.1 of course. But also I like the steampunk theme. it should be the default wallaper for Samsung windows 8 devices

22. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

i like MSI with its sliding-keyboard - very practical. or fujitsu with a rotating-folding-screen. not a fan of docking...

24. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Title of this sort of is trying to add Insult to Injury to Samsung. The word "Transform(ing)" in title is hinting what it intends to do :)

28. Suts_97

Posts: 128; Member since: May 05, 2012

A dual-boot tablet with Windows 8 and Android combo would be awesome!

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