It may have leaked before Steven Sinofsky’s keynote at Microsoft's Build 2011 conference, but it has been revealed that the much anticipated Samsung Windows 8 tablet will be solely for developers. For the time being, at least.

The new device will be given away to developers in order for them to test and create applications. It will come with the Developers' Preview build of Windows 8 pre-installed, and offers up the ability to develop and use the software at the same time.

With these functions in mind, it comes with healthy specifications: a second generation Intel Core i5 processor, Samsung Super PLS 1366 x 768 touchscreen display (that looks to be 10.1-inch, but not officially revealed), integrated 3G (with AT&T supplying 2GB per month for an entire year), UEFI BIOS, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, and a 64GB SSD hard drive. Phew.

The tablet also sports in-built sensors, USB connectivity, a microSD slot, HDMI socket and a stylus. It comes with a dock that also features a USB port, HDMI connection and Ethernet. And the whole shebang supports multiple monitors.

It weighs 909g, measures 11.6-inch from corner to corner and is 12.9mm thick.

Sadly, there are no plans at present to unleash it onto the public, but it does look an awful lot like the Samsung Series 7 Slate PC that we saw a few weeks back, so we can only hope.

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