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Samsung XE500T1C Ativ Tab 5

Samsung XE500T1C Ativ Tab 5
alaScore 90

440 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 440 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the value for money and battery are generally positive. The portability and screen also get good feedback, but there are some critical views about the reliability.

usability, screen, portability, battery, value for money

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung XE500T1C Ativ Tab 5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 440 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung XE500T1C Ativ Tab 5

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 18 user reviews of Samsung XE500T1C Ativ Tab 5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

portability, value for money, responsiveness, usability, battery

features

72% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung XE500T1C-H01UK 11.6-inch Tablet (Intel Atom 1.8GHz Processor, 2GB RAM, 64GB Embedded Flash Drive, Windows 8 Professional)Samsung ATIV 500T1C 11.6-inch Smart PC with Keyboard (Intel Atom 1.8GHz, 2GB RAM, 64GB HDD, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator, Windows 8 Professional)Samsung ATIV XE500T1C-A02UK 11.6 inch Smart PC Pro Tablet (Intel® ATOMTM Processor Z2760 (1.5GHz, 2 x 512KB), 4GB RAM, 64GB HDD, Intel HD Graphics 400

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung XE500T1C Ativ Tab 5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 user reviews of Samsung XE500T1C Ativ Tab 5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

responsiveness, usability, screen, value for money, portability

reliability, features, touch screen

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung ATIV Tablet with 64GB Memory 11.6" | XE500T1C-HA2USSamsung Tablet with 64GB Memory 11.6" | XE500T1C-A06USSamsung ATIV Smart PC 500T Tablet (White)

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Review Samsung ATIV Smart PC XE500T1C Convertible

 

Wintablet. Tablet + keyboard dock = too little for an innovation?

Good input devices keyboard dock; Many interfaces, also via dock; Long battery life even with dock; Silent operation; Low waste heat; Bright screen; Good contrast

Not much power for Windows users; No gaming power; Annoying brightness sensor; Loud touchpad buttons; Slow and too small flash memory

The courage to install a standard Windows 8 (32-bit) on tablet hardware. However, this combination will not provide a satisfactory work speed in the long run.

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Samsung ATIV Smart PC: Revisiting Clover Trail Convertibles

 

The Windows 8 tablet space at launch consisted exclusively of Tegra 3-based or Core i5/i7 ULV-based systems. That changed with the release of Krait and Clover Trail tablets like the ATIV Tab and Acer W510, respectively, but with 7W IVB and AMD Z60 on...

I used the ATIV Smart PC as my main system on the CES show floor. It worked out relatively well, though part of that was due to the fact that I didn’t actually spend much time using it there. My CES scheduling this year ended up in back-to-back-to-back...

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Samsung ATIV Smart PC Review

 

When a mobile carrier like AT&T picks up a device for sale that's as massive as the Samsung ATIV Smart PC with Windows 8, you've got to wonder who would be heading out to the same location they picked up their smartphone to pick up a PC. In this case...

Of course the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 isn’t quite as “powerful” as the ATIV Smart PC, and you’ll have no Samsung-made standard keyboard to clip into, but you’ve got the pen that was promised as well as support from the super-diverse Google Play app...

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Review: Samsung ATIV Smart PC hits the clover trail

 

Samsung's ATIV Smart PC design is neither fish nor fowl. In its attempt to blur the line between tablet and PC, Samsung only confuses the issue.

Gorgeous display with responsive touchscreen ; Good performance as a tablet ; 2GB memory limits desktop application use

Extremely mediocre performance as a laptop

Using the Samsung ATIV Smart PC leaves me with mixed feelings. The touch experience is excellent, but the overall size seems to be just a bit too large for comfortable use as a tablet. The ATIV performs well as a tablet, however, and the touchscreen is...

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Samsung ATIV Smart PC review (AT&T LTE)

 

More Info Samsung announces Series 5 and Series 7 Windows 8 tablets with S Pen apps, optional keyboards AT&T gets its hands on ASUS

Fast LTE speeds

Buggy performance ; Expensive, even on contract ; No pen support in the AT&T version ; AT&T isn't selling the keyboard dock yet ; Relatively heavy, unwieldy

Samsung's ATIV Smart PC holds promise as a Windows 8 hybrid, but the AT&T version is buggy and expensive with fewer features.

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Samsung ATIV Smart PC Review

 

Tablets with the frugal Intel Atom processor are supposed to bring you the best of all worlds – a full Windows 8 operating system, but in a slim and light slate that will last as long as an ARM-based machine. These should be the main selling points of...

Battery life comparable to an ARM-based tablet ; USB port and software drivers allow hooking up any peripheral ; S Pen functionality

Expensive ; Intel Atom processor is only for light Windows programs ; No extra battery in the keyboard dock

Jack of all trades or a master of none? The Samsung ATIV Smart PC, as other Intel Atom-based tablets with Windows 8 sound great on paper – thin and light, they are capable to run legacy Windows programs, and have battery life comparable with iOS or...

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Samsung XE500T1C Tablet Review

 

With the release of their Windows 8 operating system, Microsoft's aim was to start blurring the line between the experience of the user when using a tablet, phone or traditional desktop/laptop computing environment. Although a few different versions...

Great design; very thin and easily portable ; Convertable (tablet + laptop) ; Great feeling keyboard (fast to type on and very comfortable) ; 64gb of solid state storage is fast (and a MicroSDXD slot allows for easy expansion) ; Long battery life

Why can't the Canadian version also have the S Pen stylus like the American one ; The Atom processor won't be for everyone as it doesn't have the performance that a comparably priced full size laptop would ; View the discussion thread.blog comments...

Having little past experience with convertible tablets like the XE500T1C, I can honestly say that I found it far more useful than I would have expected. As a tablet, the XE500T1C is quite large with it’s 11.6” screen, but that made it all the more...

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Samsung's ATIV Smart PC 500T: An Atom-Based Windows 8 Tablet

 

Samsung takes Intel's Atom Z2760 SoC, the full version of Windows 8, and builds a tablet that begs to stay connected to its docking station. Is this the combination of freedom, performance, and battery life we've been waiting for, or are we left wanting?

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Samsung Ativ Smart PC 500T (XE500T1C-A01AU) hybrid tablet

 

An 11.6in hybrid tablet with a digitiser pen and long battery life

Great battery life ; Comes with a digitiser pen ; USB port on the tablet

Dock hinge could be a little stronger ; Adaptive brightness setting too sensitive ; Low storage capacity

Samsung's Ativ Smart PC 500T is a decent Windows 8-bsed hybrid laptop that's suitable for basic operations. It can be used equally well as a tablet or laptop, and it has a long battery life. We just wish it had a better storage capacity for the price.

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Ativ Smart PC 500T (XE500T1C-A01AU) hybrid tablet

 

Samsung's Ativ Smart PC 500T is a decent Windows 8-bsed hybrid laptop that's suitable for basic operations. It can be used equally well as a tablet or laptop, and it has a long battery life. We just wish it had a better storage capacity for the price.

Great battery life Comes with a digitiser pen USB port on the tablet

Dock hinge could be a little stronger Adaptive brightness setting too sensitive Low storage capacity

Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G:3G / 4G / No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:Single Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen:Multi Touch
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8
RAM Type:DDR2 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ® / PowerVR
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Intel ® HD GPU / SGX545

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:NM10 / Unknown
Processor:ATOM
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:Z2760
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