The tablet market is going into hyperdrive. The announcement of Microsoft’s foray into the tablet market utilization with Windows 8 architecture made a few ripples. It will be really interesting to see how this plays out. To say Microsoft is playing catch up is an understatement, but they have a lot of money at their disposal. Anyway, Samsung has announced an interesting product, the Samsung ATIV Smart PC which will fully run Windows 8 Pro and all your apps and programs.
Interestingly, Samsung opted for the Intel Atom Z2760. While not as hefty as a full fledged processor, the battery life is way better. I’ve heard you can expect a paltry 4-5 hours life on the other. So, the Intel Atom is a great in between choice. It gives you the option to run stuff you want to run on the ATIV, while not conceding battery life. Because, let’s face it, if you are buying this type of device – you want to take it places.
While having a standard keyboard is okay, the design seems really clunky to me. who is going to haul the base around? A much better idea is to go in the direction of the surface. Provide a front screen protector that also acts as a keyboard/mouse input.
I’m not sure on price.
• Operating System : Windows 8
• Processor : Intel® Atom™ Processor Z2760
• Graphics Processor : Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator
• Battery life : 14.5H Mobile Mark
• Video Play Time: 10.0H
• Capacity : 30WH
• Speaker : 2
• Integrated Camera : Front 2M, Rear 8M
• Size : 11.6”
• Resolution, Brightness : 1366 x 768, 400nit
• System Memory : LPDDR2