Samsung ATIV 500T Windows 8 Tablet Review

Samsung ATIV 500T Windows 8 Tablet ReviewSamsung has been in the Tablet market ever since the launch of Galaxy Tab. This is one product which certainly lifts the collars of the makers as Galaxy Tab was then followed by Note and then Note 2, all of which set a benchmark for the company in the world of technology. The latest from the mogul of innovation is the Samsung ATIV Smart PC 500T Tablet which is powered by Windows 8. At a price of $650, this undoubtedly locks horns with Apple iPad. Pooling $100 more will give us a keyboard which once attached, will make the Tablet work like a laptop. But no gadget comes into the market without being X-Rayed by critics. Thus, now is the time to put Samsung ATIV 500T behind the scanner.

Features & Specifications

Samsung ATIV Smart PC 500T is powered by Intel Atom Z2760 dual-core processor which operates at a speed of 1.8GHz. Samsung chose Windows 8 as the operating system for this tablet. It has an 11.6-inch display which is fully made up of LED and boasts of a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. The tablet comes with a storage capacity of 64GB and has a 2MP front camera along with an 8MP rear camera. Samsung ATIV Smart PC 500T has 1.6W stereo speakers spread uniformly and comes with a microphone at the bottom of the Tab. There are a total of five ports which have been made available by Samsung for the users. These include USB 2.0, Micro HDMI, Micro SD, Dock Connector and Headphone/Mic. Additionally, the version of Bluetooth is 4.0 which at the moment is the most up-to-date version available in the market.

Samsung ATIV Smart PC 500T comes with a 1-year warranty on the components of the Tablet as well as labour. The whole tablet weighs 1.65 pounds which makes it slightly heavier than that of Apple iPad.

Role of Processor used in Samsung ATIV Smart PC 500T

It has been mentioned before that Samsung ATIV Smart PC 500T boasts of Intel Atom Z2760 processor. The reason why Samsung selected this processor is because it is the only processor which can run the x86 version of Windows 8. Running a Tablet on Windows 8 is much better than running it on Windows RT. This is due to the fact that Windows RT does not support Windows x86 apps thought it easily runs the applications which are available in Microsoft Store. Thus, Samsung ATIV Smart PC 500T is capable of running all the applications which can be run on a Windows 8-powered laptop.

On the whole, this is one Tablet which can work perfectly as a laptop or even better than that. The display screen of Samsung ATIV Smart PC 500T is much brighter and the resolution is equivalent to that of a laptop.

Samsung has high expectations with ATIV Smart PC 500T as it is something that has been made to stand on the platform shoulder to shoulder with Apple iPad.

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