Summary: At an MRP of Rs 75,490, the Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro is cheaper than Dell XPS 12 and Sony Vaio Duo 11 by more than Rs 10,000. Being better value for money is arguable because of the average build quality and ergonomics, but you get almost the same configuration for much less. Despite that, it’s still very expensive. The price would have been justified if it was priced only a few thousand rupees higher than an Ultrabook for the detachable design, SSD and full HD display.
Review Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro XE700T1C A02 Convertible
6 May 2013
Summary: Smart Business. Until now, the Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro has been available only to business customers. The manufacturer is now selling the convertible tablet through regular retail channels. We will see if the new offering is as convincing as its smaller brother with the Atom CPU.
Pros: Many input options..., ...and all of them work flawlessly, NFC, WiDi, and WWAN, Very bright high resolution display, Fast SSD with ample capacity, The different input options and the decent display.
Cons: Materials are not top-notch, Port selection is limited, No RJ45 jack, Both CPU and GPU don't achieve maximum frequency, RAM operates in singe-channel mode, Battery life is only average, Longer battery life and a better cooling system so that the components can avoid throttling.
Summary: Among Intel-Core-powered Windows 8 hybrids, the $1,199 Wi-Fi version of the Samsung ATIV Smart PC 700T is one of our favorites because of the versatile S Pen, handy Samsung apps (including a Start-menu replacement) and sharp 1080p display. The addition of 4G LTE and a slightly faster CPU would seem to sweeten the deal, but $1,599 is a lot to spend for these upgrades, especially when the LTE speeds aren't that fast.
Pros: Powerful performance, Integrated S-Pen, Engaging Samsung apps, Vivid 1080p display, Fast boot time, Dock for stylus
Conclusion: There's a lot to like about the Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T: it's fast, battery life is pretty good and it has a good full HD display with both multi-touch and a Wacom digitizer. The keyboard dock is in the box, so there's no hidden cost. We're not too keen on the black plastic casing that looks more netbook than $1,200 Ultrabook and Samsung needs to get the issue with keyboard disconnects sorted out (hopefully a few months from now, only working docks will be on the...
Pros: Very functional transformer design, Wacom digitizer with pen and WinTab drivers pre-installed. Pleasing full HD display, useful software utilities bundled.
Cons: Keyboard disconnects far too easily on ours, and doesn't have a secondary battery or ports beyond two USB 2.0 ports. Bland and plasticky design for an expensive product.