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Samsung XE500T1C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 290 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the battery and portability. The responsiveness and screen are also appreciated. Views are divided on the value for money. Many are less positive about the features and reliability.

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

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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 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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Amazon review summary for Samsung XE500T1C


alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Samsung XE500T1C from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Tablets on

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70% of the reviews on 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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Not great


After reading plenty of reviews that corroborate my experience with this device, (slow, very difficult to load OS on) I wish I had gotten something different. After dealing with Samsung's online support, I will probably stay far away from any future...

Bright IPS display, Touch screen, Integrated stylus, dual cameras, light and portable

Samsung's support is AWFUL. If you are like me and you prefer to load a fresh copy of Windows yourself, Samsung makes it very difficult. I tried to find drivers on their site and after entering all the model information, their site says "page not...

Product Specifications


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


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


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8


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


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