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Samsung series 7 Slate Poor build quality
on 8 August 2012
Just bought one of these as shopping around you can get one of these just under £700 and seeing as my iPad 64gig was about same price, this seemed like a good deal for a windows tablet that is quick and able to take and write notes with a stylus that the iPad cant match with a finger or one of those rubber tipped stylus you can get for iPad. But sadly this is a great device totally let down by poor build quality and for even the price it is now , there is no excuse for no quality control on these products. First time I powered my Samsung series 7 slate , it had a bright white stuck pixel on screen, which after a few boots is now just a dead pixel. Also a fault that was supposed to be cured with these is still there on mine, the touch screen is lifting from the top left hand corner. Also when connecting a hdmi cable from the micro hdmi slot on left hand side a few times the video has gone totally fuzzy and negative and I had to power device off and on again, I am running the latest firmware and not sure if its a firmware problem or yet another fault. I would advise others who buy these to closely check the touch screen and make sure its seated and also check for dead or stuck pixels. I am very disappointed in the build quality of this device, and although its much more powerful than my ipad2 it cant touch Apple on build quality. Hopefully later in the year other makers will bring out some Windows 8 tablets that have better build quality than this Samsung tablet. Even at the new lower price it is now, Samsung has no excuse for the lack of QA testing before they are boxed.