Samsung ATIV 700T Pro Smart PC - Final Thoughts

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Samsung ATIV 700T Final Thoughts:

A few weeks ago I had the chance to take a look at the ATIV 500T from Samsung which I found overall to be a good device for someone looking for a Windows 8 tablet that has a keyboard dock. The performance wasn't mind-blowing, but for ~$600 USD the ATIV 500T might be a great choice for someone looking for a tablet that can also perform light desktop tasks.

Today I looked at the "Pro" version of the ATIV lineup, the 700T model. In comparison to the 500T, the ATIV 700T is more of a laptop in terms of performance and thanks to the Intel Core i5 CPU that is included; the overall experience was very good. The ATIV 700T features a faster CPU, better screen, larger hard drive, more memory, and a few other features that the 500T doesn't, but naturally as a result costs almost ~$1000 USD. 

Even though the ATIV 500T and 700T are in the same product lineup, they are actually quite different devices that will appeal to completely different people.


The ATIV 500T is made for someone who wants a Windows 8 tablet, but still wants notebook capabilities. The ATIV 700T is made for someone who wants a Windows 8 notebook, but still wants tablet capabilities. 

So thanks to the extra features and much better performance, does that make the ATIV 700T the winner? 

As far as value goes, when the ATIV 700T originally launched it was selling for almost $1200 USD. At time of publishing we were able to find the ATIV 700T online for ~$1000 USD which isn't cheap, but is now around the same price as other mid-range Ultrabooks. At $1000, the ATIV 700T is a pretty expensive tablet, but thanks to the keyboard dock and notebook-like performance and notebook-like features, the ATIV 700T is competitively priced.

Features and hardware-wise, the ATIV 700T is more of an Ultrabook than a tablet. With an Intel i5 CPU, 128GB SSD, 4GB DDR3 RAM, USB 3.0, and an 11.6" 1080P screen, the ATIV 700T is very comparable to most mid-level notebook systems. When it comes to features, the ATIV 700T is pretty jam-packed 

When it comes to user experience I must say I was overall very impressed with the ATIV 700T. I've played with some Windows 8 tablets that leave something to be desired in terms of performance, but the ATIV 700T thanks to its beefy specifications handles Windows 8 like a champ and provides a very smooth user experience.

At the end of the day we were overall very impressed with the Samsung ATIV 700T Pro Smart Tablet. Thanks to the great performance, tons of features, and smooth user experience we have awarded the Samsung ATIV 700T our "Editor's Choice - Silver" award. The ATIV 700T might not be for everyone, but if you are looking for a new Notebook/Ultrabook but also want built-in tablet features all in one package, then the ATIV 700T from Samsung might just be the product you've been searching for.  

 

Pros:

  • Great Performance

  • Tablet works well

  • Dock is well-built

  • 1920x1080 Touchscreen

  • Includes Samsung S-Pen

 

Cons:

  • Not for Everyone

  • When docked, screen doesn’t tilt back very far

BCCRating

Silver 
 

I'd like to thank Samsung for letting us take a look at the ATIV 700TIf you have any questions, comments, or general feedback, please reply below.