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Tablet or laptop ?
Nowadays tablet pc become very popular. The majority of analysts predict that at some point in future tablet pc will completely replace laptops. Meanwhile some manufacturers were trying to combine the power of laptop computers with the mobility of tablet pcs. There are a few new models of such hybrid devices just appeared in the market. One them is ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T by Samsung
ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T by Samsung
ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T transformer
ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T mobile computer looks like an ultrabook but equipped by detachable keyboard that could acts just as a docking station. From other side it looks like and could act as a powerful tablet pc when the keyboard is detached. Such devices were named “transformers” because of their ability easily transform from one form to other. ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T runs under Windows 8 operating system that could be used on laptops as well as on tablet pcs.
ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T technical details
Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T is powered by Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5 1.7 GHz processor. The transformer comes with 2 GB of memory, Intel HD Graphics 4000 video card and 128 GB Solid State Drive. Such powerful configuration is typical for the most modern laptops but could be rarely found in tablet pcs. ATIV Smart PC Pro comes with high quality FullHD 11.6-inch display that is quite small for laptops but is reasonably big for tablets.
ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T communications capability
Another advantage of the transformer is a broad communications capability including wireless modules Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G, as well as micro HDMI and USB 3.0 ports. USB 3.0 could be used for high speed connections to external SSD and/or HDD drives. Docking station with keyboard unit is also equipped by two USB-ports. However they are version 2.0 and therefor significantly slower. Proprietary stylus S-Pen is also included.
ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T Cameras
As the majority of modern high class tablets ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T is equipped by two good quality cameras: the rear 5 megapixels camera and the front 2 megapixels camera.
ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T Body
The body of ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T is made from a dark plastic. Such plastic is very sensible to scratches and definitely could not compete with aluminium on this matter.. Aluminium body undoubtedly would increase the strength of the device.
ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T Battery
Full battery charge of ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T lasts for 4 to 6 hours of intensive work. Such capability is not bad for the laptop but for sure is not enough for tablets. Modern high end tablets could run on battery for much longer time.
ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T Competitors
Transformer Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T is not the only one of its kind. For example, Acer Iconia W700 and the Asus Eee Slate B121are also using Intel Core processors and are comparable in functionality. If you are looking for a transformer it is worth to take a look on them.
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga Notebook
Lenovo is trying to catch consumer’s attention by the well known and popular transformers idea with the brand new laptop IdeaPad Yoga. IdeaPad Yoga could be easily “transformed” to the tablet by rotating the screen up to 360 degrees. Such design comes with touch screen display and Metro interface of Windows 8 operating system installed on 256GB SSD. The notebook powered by new generation of Intel’s Ivy Bridge CPU and up to 8GB of RAM. IdeaPad Yoga has 13.1-inch screen with pretty good resolution of 1600×900 pixels capable of detecting a touch of up to 10 fingers at once. The notebook should become available soon in 2012. …More about laptops …