So maybe the BUILD attendee kit is not such a bargain on eBay
But Samsung is going to begin selling the same device next month in the U.S. for $1,099. It will have the same configuration -- a 64 gigabyte solid-state hard-drive, Intel's second-generation Core i5 processor, a charging dock, stylus and Bluetooth keyboard -- but will come with Windows 7.
It has an 11.6" widescreen display, it weighs about 1.9 pounds and is a half-inch thick.
A Samsung representative said the system can be loaded with the preview version of Windows 8 that Microsoft began distributing for free on Tuesday night. It's unclear whether the same hardware will be shipped next year when Windows 8 is done, by which time hardware and component prices will have changed.