Reviews and Problems with Samsung ATIV Smart PC 500T (XE500T1C)
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Very poor performance and very buggy
Nick Van Laar, Amazon
21 January 2016
Summary: Very poor performance and very buggy. It was really terrible until I upgraded it to Windows 10. 8.1 was completely unusable. 10 seems to have fixed many problems. Still it's a lousy computer/tablet. I wish I would have saved my money for a surface pro.
Summary: I loved the tablet; however, the connection between the tablet and the keyboard dock disconnects almost all of the time. I did not use the tablet most of the time, only when I was traveling away from home. When I used the tablet without the keyboard, the tablet worked okay.
Summary: I didn't like the setup, and the atom processor was slloooooow. Build quality was only ok, but I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. Also, the option to use it as a tablet was nice (the only reason it's getting 2 stars) but it was a little awkward for being as wide as it was.
You want to work on your new tablet? Don't worry, you will.
2 November 2014
Summary: I had this tablet for a year and a half and had literally nothing but troubles with it. Perhaps it was just a lemon. Perhaps. I had lots of contact with Samsung the first year and probably should have just returned it but it wasn't that it didn't work, it just didn't work well.
Summary: After modifying my keyboard to stop the disconnects I am OK with my tablet, but I look back at everything I dealt with bitterly. The small amount of pros from this device are available in more polished packages from other manufacturer (Microsoft). I cannot recommend this device to anyone.
Pros: -The tablet has a very long battery life. It seems like it really gets the 8 hours. -The touch screen and digitized pen are great to use. I really enjoy writing notes in class.
Cons: -The keyboard dock is the worst hardware failure ever. If you look around on the web you will find allot of complaints of constant disconnects. The keyboard will even randomly disconnect and reconnect while sitting on a table with no motion! The problem lies with the contact pins on the keyboard ...
Summary: Contacted Samsung support, they told me hibernate was not an option. Basically, keep it plugged in or shut it off.
Pros: Not buggy, doesn't disconnect from dock, doesn't lock up. It has been exceptionally stable. The battery life (while in use) is phenomenal, and I like the S-Pen functionality. It's heavier than an iPad but I came from a Dell Inspiron so it feels pretty dang light compared to that.
Cons: Ok, I'm only going to mention one con - But I'm about to sell this thing to some unsuspecting victim because of it. It looses about 3-5% per hour in connected standby. If I leave it for a day it's nearly dead next time I use it. I reboot my Dell Inspiron one a month on patch Tuesday. I shut the l...
Pros: It comes with a detachable keyboard. Has a descent camera, is pretty sturdy and has a great digital pen.
Cons: It freezes up a lot making it so that you have to reboot it often. It is pretty heavy even without the keyboard. There is nothing that would make me choose this perticular one over another brand.