Samsung launches the ATIV Smart PC, Windows 8 tablet with stylus and keyboard dock

Samsung recently launched a couple of their line up of Windows 8 devices and here we have the ATIV Smart PC. The Samsung ATIV Smart PC is actually a tablet, but with a keyboard dock and Samsung’s S-Pen which they also use in their Android tablets.

Samsung ATIV Smart PC 1

The Samsung ATIV tablet comes in two flavors, the Intel Atom powered Smart PC and the Smart PC Pro which uses an Intel Core i5 processor. Both are 11.6-inch tablet but the Smart PC has a 1366 x 768 resolution and 5-finger multi-touch while the Smart PC Pro uses Full HD and can do 10-finger multi-touch.

Samsung ATIV Smart PC 2

This tablet comes with a Wacom digitizer pen Samsung calls S-Pen which has a 1024-level pressure sensitivity. To go with this stylus, there’s a built-in S-Note Windows 8 app in this tablet. There also other Samsung-branded apps included which reminds us about their Android devices.

Samsung ATIV Smart PC 3

If you’ve used Windows 8 you will probably miss the Start button. Samsung clearly pointed out that they’re the only Windows 8 tablet that comes with a Start button, located on a floating dock on the desktop. Actually, there are already free Start buttons apps online which you can install to bring it back to the lower left corner of your desktop.

Samsung ATIV Smart PC 4

The Samsung ATIV tablet is equipped with a USB 2.0 port (USB 3.0 for the Smart PC Pro), mHDMI, microSD and a couple more USB ports on the keyboard. It also has both a rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing one. What’s odd is that the Smart PC has an 8MP rear camera while the Smart PC Pro only has 5MP. For storage, you’ll get 128GB and 256GB SSD for the Smart PC and Smart PC Pro respectively.

Samsung ATIV Smart PC 5

The keyboard dock doesn’t have any battery in it to transfer to the tablet although you can plug the the power adapter onto the keyboard to charge the ATIV tablet while docked.

Battery life on the Samsung ATIV Smart PC is rated up to 13.5 hours while the Smart PC Pro can only do up to 8 hours due to its more powerful processor and higher screen resolution.

The Samsung ATIV Smart PC and the Smart PC Pro will be available next month and will retail for Php35,900 and Php59,900 respectively.

Samsung ATIV Smart PC: Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro:
11.6” PLS Type HD display, 1366 x 768, 400nit 11.6” PLS Type HD display, 1920 x 1080, 400nit
Windows 8
Intel Atom Z2760 Processor 3rd Gen Intel Core i5 Processor
Intel SGX545 Graphics Intel HD 4000
2GB LPDDR2 RAM 4GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM
128GB SSD 256GB SSD
8MP camera w/ flash (rear) and 2MP (front) 5MP camera w/ flash (rear) and 2MP (front)
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
1x USB 2.0 (tablet), 2x USB 2.0 (Keyboard), mHDMI, micro-SD ports 1x USB 3.0 (tablet), 2x USB 2.0 (Keyboard), mHDMI, micro-SD ports
Up to 13.5Hrs battery based on Mobile Mark Up to 8Hrs battery based on Mobile Mark
S-Pen
Weight: 750g + 1.48kg with keyboard dock Weight: 884g + 1.6kg with keyboard dock
SRP: Php35,900 SRP: Php59,900

12 Comments

  1. already seen the windows 8 gui. very eye candy! and yet so windows like :)

    nice post sir!

  2. Samsung’s really doing it! Everyone should try Windows 8, pretty amazing!

  3. Jeffrey /

    DEAL BREAKER : “The keyboard dock doesn’t have any battery in it to transfer to the tablet although you can plug the the power adapter onto the keyboard to charge the ATIV tablet while docked.”

    Then it kinda defeats the purpose of the Keyboard dock’s additional purpose. Better go off with ASUS since they have been doing mobile docks long before samsung.

    • yung asus vivotab na intel version wala ring battery yung keyboard.

    • uh.. really, the keyboard dock’s purpose is to provide a physical keyboard for extended typing sessions (like you know.. work).. a battery being there is just a bonus feature not a requirement.

      also, at least it makes it lighter.. batteries comprise the majority of mobile electronics weight.. 8 hours (probably closer to 4 IRL)from an I5 isn’t bad at all..

  4. Griswold /

    36k for an intel atom tablet. hmmm…. parang mahal.

  5. WHAT ABOUT…THE SAMSUNG ATIV WINDOWS PC ….64GB HOW IS IT DIFFERENT

  6. Intel Atom Z2760 Processor with an old GPU Intel SGX545 Graphics lags when playing 1080p Video and only using 5-finger multi-touch with 135ppi Screen and no GPS, Php35,900 Overprice? is it worth our hard earned money??

  7. may 3g din ba yung tablet ?

  8. What does the Pro makes it even more expensive than the other?

  9. Must be because the Ativ PC Pro has the core i5 processor

  10. Where can I buy case (like the one for ipad) for this?

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