Samsung ATIV Smart PC

Review & Description

If you are looking for a convertible laptop, which can be used as a tablet, the Samsung 11.6 inch ATIV Smart PC is a great option. The power of a notebook with the functionality of a tablet, provides more usability and mobility for those who are always on the go. Whether it is for gaming, browsing, or checking your email, this lightweight tablet is fully functional nearly anywhere. And, by simply attaching the full-sized keyboard and touch-pad, you're ready to go to work with this device.

It offers various input modes. You can type, write, and the handwriting recognition feature makes writing on the go a breeze. It also supports the S pen, so you can write, draw, or sketch anything, nearly anywhere. Window 8 app icons also makes this tablet intuitive, and offers full functionality of Windows, with simple app window icons which resembles your smartphone. A 5 mega-pixel rear facing cam provides great image quality. The dual image feature also makes it great for Skype calls, or chatting on other online IM sites.

A full size keyboard and touch-pad means no compromising with this device. An extra 2.0 USB port also allows you to attach peripheral devices if necessary. An advanced, 10 finger multi-touch capability, surpassing the 2 finger touch which is available with most other tablets, and allows you to control this device easily. Pinch to touch, rotate, zoom, and more are all easily done, with the super sensitive capabilities on this tablet. An HDMI port also allows you to connect the tablet to the big screen for presentations.

In terms of functionality, it is working on the i5 core processor, so isn't as fast as some of the latest tablets available today. But, for browsing, or working on different documents or presentations, it should be more than enough power. The All Share Play allows you to share and play photos, music, video, or other documents, nearly anywhere. No cables are required, remote access is great for seeing this content anywhere.

If you are looking for a basic tablet/ notebook conversion, with intuitive design, and sensitive touch capabilities, the Samsung 11.6 inch ATIV Smart PC is a great option. The price tag is a bit higher than competing models, but it does offer a larger screen size than most conversion tablets. With the i5 processor, working on one project is a breeze; but, if you have various applications running, flash player, movies, and music, it might not provide sufficient speed with several applications at once.


  • Intel® ATOMâ„¢ Processor
  • Windows 8
  • 11.6" HD LED Display Screen
  • Touch Screen
  • 64GB Flash Drive
  • 2GB RAM
  • 1 x Micro HDMI
  • 1 x USB 2.0
  • MicroSD Multi-Media Card Reader
  • Includes Norton Antivirus Security