Excerpt: A lot of issues whether by the frustrating OS or by the hardware. See pros and cons. I think that none of windows based tablets are recommended at this point,as it is not optimized for pad like usability. I went crazy after just a couple of months. Bottom line, I do not recommend this tablet.
Pros: Productivity, Full windows experience, CPU Performance, Fast UI, Browser got flash
Cons: Windows RT mode, Apps more expensive than Android if available, Stylus Pen inaccurate on edges, No connection in data between Desktop and RT modes (photos), GPU is slow and cant run basic games which runs perfectly on old Android, Cant get push notifications when in stand by mode, Heavy for daily...
Summary: I purchased this because I felt the Surface just had too small of a screen to do any serious design work. On most applications touch and the stylus worked fine but Photoshop gave me more grief than it was worth and Illustrator had a hand rejection problem as well.
Summary: I bought this 15 months ago. Pros: The processor is very fast and the screen is great. Nice touch sensitivity. Cons: The keyboard constantly detaches (keyboard disconnect problem that is well known for this unit). This nullifies the USB ports on the keyboard.
Summary: I liked the idea of the S Pen and the Samsung brand but I struggled with problems on both models. Ultimately sent them both back. I was hopeful about Windows 8 but there were just too many issues to overcome and it soured me on the use of it. 1.
Summary: As a tablet it is great. Wicked fast. I am returning because the keyboard keeps disconnecting and reconnecting. while it is doing so, the tablet is pretty much paralyzed. It will be fine for 20 minutes or so, then disconnect / reconnect 15 times in 30 seconds. it is so random.
Summary: I had purchased the Acer W700 and was very impressed and loved it, screen was beautiful performance was far beyond expectations. But what I was missing was the pen input. So I decided to the Samsung Ativ, I was sorely disappointed.
Summary: I love the unit - But since they are impossible to get I cant return it or Ill need to wait months to get a replacement - Samsung cant seem to figure out how to get service for me at all, so I sit with a defective screen, not a great thing on a tablet, until they can finally figure something out.
Pros: This is a quick machine, its just nice overall ... The Screen, etc...
Cons: Keyboard disconnects alot ... and My screen goes white if you press the back at all. I have been trying for 4.5 Hours today for Samsung to create a case to repair it and Ive been through 3 people who cant seem to open a case up. Now the latest is, they will call me in a few days once they can get...
Defective pen input, unstable in dock, scratches easily, way too many flaws for the price.
13 November 2012
Summary: [UPDATE: 11/16] Okay, I've spent less than 4 days with this tablet, and although my initial impressions were positive, I can't stand this tablet after some practical use. Let's start out with the kicker - the pen input. The ONLY reason I got this tablet over a competing tablet/hybrid device.