Reviews and Problems with Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T (XE700T1C)
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Great 2-in-1 but limited in a few ways
1 week ago
Summary: Just purchased this and am very happy with it. I didn't give it five stars because of cons below: Pros: Fast, beautiful screen, perfect screen ratio, Samsung's reputation for at least SOME service. USB ports (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com). The keyboard is fullsize and has a slight "clicky" feel which I need because I am not good at typing. The keyboard makes a nice protective case when closed. Really a solid package. Cons: So why only four stars?
A great tool, though Windows 8 leaves something to be desired
Mark Filipkowski, Amazon
11 October 2013
Summary: I love this thing! What I like is the wonderful screen that allows me to paint directly on the screen using Windows-based painting programs. Being able to try out ideas with electronic paint is is of great benefit to my work. I also enjoy watching video on this device. Had originally thought to buy a Microsoft Surface but it was way too heavy. The Samsung has just the right heft. What I do not like, which does not detract from the ATIV itself, is Windows 8.
Summary: Windows 8 tablets are really not in the same category as iPads and Android tabs, as they are able to run full versions of Windows 8 along with apps. This tablet is especially the case, partially because of the price (way more than an iPad or Android tab), but mainly because of its functionality. For me, this has become a total laptop replacement, which additionally incorporates a touchscreen and very accurate handwriting recognition. Highly recommended for business.
Summary: After much research in products that are both tablet and laptop configurations, I found only one(well except the Surface), that is both of them. While others are "convertible", they are often just fancy laptops and ultrabooks with touch screens that swivel, flip, pop over, etc. Samsung has not been on top of my list for high quality products, but I have not been paying enough attention. The innovation and quality is definitely worth taking note of.
Great technology brought low by a few terrible design choices
David L. Christiansen "Dave", Amazon
23 September 2013
Summary: If you read nothing else of this review, PLEASE read #1 and #2 below and decide if you can live with that before buying. I have one of these through my work, and I have to comment on the horrible experience I've had with it. I got the Samsung as an alternative to the MS Surface Pro. I am ENORMOUSLY regretting that decision.
Summary: What sets this apart from other offerings is the quality keyboard. There are lots of competitors out there and I really don't understand reviews that claim it feels cheap, especially as compared to the Microsoft Surface Pro. I like this more than the Surface Pro by miles: the keyboard is much nicer than even their "Type" keyboard, and if you spend any time typing up anything at all, your decision is made for you right there.