Reviews and Problems with Samsung ATIV Smart PC 500T 11.6 (XE500)
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Recommend for Casual User
T. Hellkamp, Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: I have had this for about six months and overall I am pleased. I travel and wanted something more mobile than a laptop, but it still had to be able to run some actual programs, especially Quicken. I like to keep up with the news and needs something that surfed the internet news sources, but had a offline reading capability when networks were unavailable.
the best tablet-pc for school and work that can actually keep up with you
8 October 2013
Summary: it's a perfect tablet-pc for both school and work! and with the keyboard, I got them for just $500!!! battery life is about 7-8 hrs nonstop, constant use, and about 10-14 hrs when using it on and off. compared to laptops it's laggy, and can't play great games like SC2, diablo, etc. but if you're getting them for school or work, it's the BEST tablet-pc out there; Windows 8 with full microsoft offices, you just can't beat that w/ crazy battery life!!
Summary: I've owned this tablet/PC for 12 days now. This is exactly what I have been looking for. The freedom of having a tablet that can handle Windows applications, with a keyboard that protects the screen when closed. I installed Microsoft Office 2007 - Word and Excel run great. I have not tried running Access or Outlook, but they are both installed, as well as OneNote. I also installed Quicken 2012 Premier, which also runs perfectly - I use it daily.
Summary: The product arrived on time and in good condition. I bought it used in very good condition from the amazon warehouse but it came with the original samsung box and user manuals with the screen film still on and no scratch or any sign of use. The tablet itself is slightly larger and heavier than i expected, being used to an ipad 2. Also the screen aspect ratio is a little awkward to use in portrait mode because it is so long.
Summary: My tablet battery drains around 50%/day in sleep mode. Therefore, I have to completely power down the tablet between uses to keep the battery from draining. This is obviously totally unacceptable, and is why I am giving this device only 1 star. Other than that huge issue, it is a pretty good tablet. The keyboard dock is terrible, I only use that when I have to do a lot of typing, but I bought this more as a tablet than a laptop.
Summary: The tablet itself is very good. It works fast and can do everything that the usual PC does. On the other hand, there are a lot of disappointing things around it. At first, Windows Update doesn't work properly on that tablet. The second dissapointment was the problem with the dock. It disconects with every movement and that makes it hard to use. Youtube can't load 1080p videos and it often lagging if you are watching videos not fullscreen. Camera app is awful.
Summary: I have had my ATIV 500T for about 3 months now and I have to say it fulfills most of my expectations. I spent quite a lot of time researching similar laptop/tablet solutions before I decided on the 500T and I found this to be the best and most affordable option for me. I'm a Medical student that have been trying to go paperless, so I have quite large demands and I have been using it a lot. I use it with OneNote (very useful for students!
Summary: Previous tablet experience: 2 years with a 1st-Gen Ipad and then a recent purchase of a Lenovo Thinkpad 2, which I returned to the seller because of a broken speaker as well as other dissatisfactions. Laptop experience: a 2-year old Lenovo 14-inch Thinkpad and a Dell Latitude, both of which I am very satisfied with. Skype experience: several laptops and an Iphone 4s. Overall assessment -- As a general-use tablet, it's still a good option at the price I paid ($500).
Great device for the tech savvy student/professional.
25 June 2013
Summary: The Samsung Ativ 500t and Windows 8 are both not without faults, as you can see from many of the reviews all over the web. However, I have found ways to fix and work around every single problem I have come across. I will list them along with corresponding fixes as follows: 1. The FIRST thing you should do is use the Samsung update software, followed by Windows Update to correct many issues before you come across any more. 2.