Reviews and Problems with Samsung ATIV Smart PC 500T 11.6 (XE500)
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Keyboard connection and updates problems
19 July 2013
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: 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).
Summary: NOTE: If you bought this with the keyboard, remove the two "covers" at the bottom that cover the keyboard "slots" before trying to dock with the keyboard, I wasnt sure if they will move on their own by pressing and then had to pry them out before the keyboard would dock with the tablet. I bought this knowing very well that it isnt a fast machine. It appears to be ok for light browsing chrome/firefox use.
Summary: This device gives conventional users practicality. While the Atom processor has it's limits for functionality, I find that the Samsung Ativ has many basic uses. For one, it comes with a built-in stylus which is useful for storage. It stores right into the tablet portion of the device. The keyboard that attaches is useful but has functionality problems. As discussed in other posts, I have found I too have the same issue and can relate.
Summary: The software glitches on the tablet have been frustrating. It periodically loses the sound (requiring us to restart windows), cannot automatically connect to the intranet upon start-up, and has "hung up" once or twice. We also had to contact the help desk and install a "fix" to the sound driver. For someone who is not technically savvy, it has been challenging to work with.
Summary: I bought it to replace an Android tablet and an old laptop for a higher level of functionality. It loses it's connection to the keyboard often and loads apps much slower than my 2 year old droid. It seems to take forever to get it set up compared to all the other computers I've had. The case and screen protectors all had to be found online and the Best Buy/ Staples sales reps really don't seem to know much about them.
Summary: It is a good tablet /computer.I was thinking it was going to be the 10.1 tablet. That's what I really wanted. To late to return it now because I needed a tablet for work. If there was a way to return it and not go with out a tablet I would. But I will say it is a very good device .If it didn't lock up Sometimes it would be perfect.
This is an inexpensive notebook with touch as a tablet, sort of.
V. Santillan, Amazon
28 December 2012
Summary: First, if you are looking for a tablet, this is not what you want. Get the ASUS Transformer or Nexus 10 (Android) or iPad if you like Apple products. This will give you notebook functionality in a heavier and wider tablet format. Windows 8 is a new OS so when you first set this up, make sure to go to the desktop and run the SW Update program from Samsung and update ALL the drivers and software.