Samsungs’ ATIV Smart PC may show all the signs of the popular tablet but this is actually a fully-fledged Windows 8 device. Could this be the gadget of Christmas 2012?
As our communicative and home technologies become increasingly smaller, the desire to be as portable yet powerful as possible is fast becoming a selling point as to where we place our money. Tablets have been a hot topic since the first commercial mobile tablet hit the shelves in 2010 in the form of Apple’s iPad, featuring similar technology to that of the iPhone but with a stronger focus on media consumption… and so the battles began; Microsoft, Toshiba, RIM, Motorola, HTC and, one of the biggest competitors, Samsung, all wanted a stake in what was going on.
Since them, tablets have evolved and are well on the way to, for some, replacing the home computer. The power that many of these tablets are packed with rivals some of the laptop computers on the market, making an investment an obvious option for those who simply want a tool, based around communication and media.
This is where the Samsung ATIV Smart PC steps in, being hailed as a hybrid tablet, this portable device is designed for Windows 8, giving users a full PC experience.
It has an 11.6 inch HD PLS Screen, 64GB internal memory, 2GB of RAM and uses a 1.5 GHz Intel Atom dual-core processor, making it compatible with Windows 7 and XP.
For those of you that need to convert your tablet into a more professional tool, the ATIV comes with a magnetic joint Clamshell Keyboard. For those of you who are looking to run wild with your creativity, removing the keyboard and utilising the S-Pen will converts the hybrid tablet into more of a slate-style pc. The S-Pen is accurate and intuitive and the handwriting recognition is some of the best you’ll see on the current market.
It comes with 4.0 Bluetooth®, 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless, integrated HD webcam and boasts 13.5hrs battery life for you to play with, making it a savvy little piece of tech that is bound to make a lot of luxury Christmas wishlists, this year.
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Oh… and K-Pop boy band EXO-K are also in on the action, giving the hybrid tablet sex appeal and a touch of dubstep… well, why not?
For more information about the Samsung ATIV Smart PC, click here!
Written by Ben Taylor