Conclusion: At $1,200 the Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T is more expensive than some of our favorite Ultrabooks, though it’s not that much more than the Surface Pro with 128GB inside plus the mechanical type cover. In most retail outlets, it’s already down to $1,120 to $1,130, which puts it within a few dollars of the Surface Pro. The ATIV’s keyboard dock is superior and the tablet’s design a little more comfortable, though not as balanced.
Pros: Sturdy, comfortable design and build, S Pen makes Desktop mode bearable, has its own port, High-resolution display, Good battery life
Cons: Hard to balance on the lap in the keyboard dock, Volume doesn't get loud enough, Display's viewing angles and brightness don't impress, Gets uncomfortably hot when taxed
Summary: The Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T is a model of versatility. Thanks to its Intel Core i5 CPU, fast SSD and keyboard dock, the tablet can seamlessly switch between productivity and entertainment. The S-Pen is nicely integrated into the software, which makes this slate more attractive to mobile professionals. Windows 8 users will also be pleased to see an actual Start Menu on the desktop.
Pros: Powerful performance, Compelling Samsung apps, Sharp 1080p display, Fast boot time, Keyboard included, Dock for stylus
Cons: Relatively heavy, Inconsistent touchpad, Pricier than many Ultrabooks
Excerpt: The Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro is a powerful tablet PC. With an i5-3337U processor, SSD storage and 4GB of RAM, the tablet is up to virtually any task. Windows 8 provides a full-featured experience with the ability to multitask with ease. The 1080P display on the device offers crisp text and bright colors. Laptop Magazine recently rated the display as one of the brightest available in the current tablet market. This makes it ideal for those working on the go.
Samsung's Core i5-based Windows tablet performs well and is enjoyable to use
Good Gear Guide.au
5 August 2013
Summary: Samsung's 11.6in Ativ PC Pro 700T tablet is a good one to choose if you want to run Windows 8. It has a Full HD screen and a Core i5 CPU and it performs a lot like a mid-range Ultrabook. Its keyboard dock allows it to be used for long typing sessions and its 'S Pen' allows it to be used for handwriting recognition and drawing. Well worth considering.
Pros: Full HD screen, Good performance, Wacom digitiser pen
Cons: Reflections can be a problem, Need an adapter to make use of the Micro HDMI port, Ambient light sensor a little erratic
Conclusion: In terms of performance and battery life, the Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T is similar to the Microsoft Surface Windows 8 Pro , which should be coming to the UK soon (we hope). The Surface Pro, however, has a more innovative design. Still, as a follow-up to the Series 7 Slate, the Smart PC Pro 700T is more than capable, replacing a desktop dock with a laptop-style docking keyboard that lets you take your productivity on the road, and offering a solid combination of...
Pros: Balance of convenience and productivity, Includes S-Pen digital stylus, CPU and SSD give Ultrabook performance, Solid battery life
Cons: No secondary battery in keyboard, HDMI requires adapter
Summary: Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T — очень хороший планшет для деловых приложений, подразумевающих регулярное попеременное пользование им то самим по себе, то присоединенным к клавиатурной док-станции.
Pros: Отличный дисплей, сносное время автономной работы, хорошая производительность, богатый набор фирменного ПО.
Cons: Высокая цена, отсутствие дополнительного аккумулятора в клавиатурном доке и встроенного адаптера сотовой сети.