Reviews and Problems with Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T (XE700T1C)
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Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro Review
5 June 2013
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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.
Excerpt: Annonse DinSide Det har gått litt tregt, men nå begynner PC-er med berøringsfølsomme skjermer å fylle PC-hyllene i elektronikkbutikken. Årsaken er naturligvis Windows 8 og det nye Modern UI -grensesnittet som er optimalisert for fingerberøring. Samtidig vokser det fram en ny kategori hybrid-PC-er, som er maskiner som med enkle håndgrep kan gjøres om til nettbrett.
Pros: Fullblods PC og nettbrett i ett, flott skjerm, kan kjøre alle Windows-programmer, godt tastatur, solid utførelse, leveres med Pro-utgaven av Windows 8, GPS og 3G-støtte
Cons: Høy pris, tyngre enn vanlige nettbrett og ultrabooks, framtung, noe viftesus, få tilkoblingspunkter, kortere batteritid enn for eksempel iPad, styreplate reagerer ikke alltid like godt