Samsung ATIV - i5 Core - 1080p  Screen -  64GB SSD - 4GB RAM - £399 @ ASDA Direct
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Samsung ATIV - i5 Core - 1080p Screen - 64GB SSD - 4GB RAM - £399 @ ASDA Direct

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Found 11th Apr 2014
This has already been posted but didn't get very hot and I'm not sure why. Just as a laptop I cannot find anything to match this price for the spec. But as it is a hybrid I think it is a real bargain.

I'd already bought the Surface Pro before I saw this but I would have probably gone for this as it is more usable in laptop mode.

CPU Intel Core i5 (3rd Gen) 3317U / 1.7 GHz
Operating System Windows 8 64-bit Edition
Hard Drive 64 GB SSD
RAM 4 GB ( provided memory is soldered )
Screen 11.6" 1920 x 1080 ( Full HD )

58 Comments

Screen is too small personally

adamwilko007

Screen is too small personally



This is a great price if you need more power than the atom 2 in 1 equals between £250 - £350. For a tablet, this is basically as large as they come isn't it?

Edited by: "carsick77" 11th Apr 2014

is this a tab with a keyboard dock, or isit a laptop?

Is the SSD upgradable?

Considered this when it was posted previously, but went for the £309 Surface Pro instead.

Hot but 64gb isn't enough, especially with windows installed.

Original Poster

cikki100

is this a tab with a keyboard dock, or isit a laptop?



It a tablet with keyboard dock

Original Poster

veedubjai

Is the SSD upgradable?



I've heard it may be possible - certainly more so than Surface Pro which I believe is very difficult to do without breaking screen

13.3 would be perfect.

The only -ve from the other thread seem to be reported issues with screen (light bleed, dust) and battery (though not worse than Surface Pro)? ASDA has reportedly refunded with no issues. Voted hot.

Yes, mSATA SSD, WiFi card are upgradeable - search online, there are pictures on how to open, etc. No glue involved - unlike Surface Pro.

IMHO new BayTrail atom is a lot more power efficient - so unless you need the 4GB you can have a cheaper, lighter/thinner tablet - same form factor (11"). But likely not one you can upgrade anything.

hot for the laptop itself. and ssd is very fast, however 64gb is clearly not enough, if you are competent with pcs, i would recommend just making your own pc since you can tailor the pc to your own likes. For example having an ssd and a hdd, for the balance of speed and big storage. Also you can build a pretty decent pc for about the same price as this but with better specs

chocolatenomlike

hot for the laptop itself. and ssd is very fast, however 64gb is clearly … hot for the laptop itself. and ssd is very fast, however 64gb is clearly not enough, if you are competent with pcs, i would recommend just making your own pc since you can tailor the pc to your own likes. For example having an ssd and a hdd, for the balance of speed and big storage. Also you can build a pretty decent pc for about the same price as this but with better specs



Stupid comment!

Nice Deal! Heat Added!

Nice Deal! Heat Added!

chocolatenomlike

hot for the laptop itself. and ssd is very fast, however 64gb is clearly … hot for the laptop itself. and ssd is very fast, however 64gb is clearly not enough, if you are competent with pcs, i would recommend just making your own pc since you can tailor the pc to your own likes. For example having an ssd and a hdd, for the balance of speed and big storage. Also you can build a pretty decent pc for about the same price as this but with better specs



...

So what you are saying is don't buy a tablet, buy a desktop PC?

And you see no flaw in your reasoning?

chocolatenomlike

hot for the laptop itself. and ssd is very fast, however 64gb is clearly … hot for the laptop itself. and ssd is very fast, however 64gb is clearly not enough, if you are competent with pcs, i would recommend just making your own pc since you can tailor the pc to your own likes. For example having an ssd and a hdd, for the balance of speed and big storage. Also you can build a pretty decent pc for about the same price as this but with better specs



oO

meglaman2000

...So what you are saying is don't buy a tablet, buy a desktop PC?And you … ...So what you are saying is don't buy a tablet, buy a desktop PC?And you see no flaw in your reasoning?



Maybe he is saying build your own PC with a very very very very very very very long mains lead.

K1LLER HORNET

13.3 would be perfect.


HP have a few 13.3" laptop/tablet hybrids. I found them too big/heavy as tablets. I have a 13.3" laptop now but have ordered one of these for collection Sunday.

This (http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Laptops/HP-Split/E3A11AV) with the 1080p screen looks fantastic, its a shame they haven't released it in the UK. We have the similar Spectre x2, but it costs about a grand.

Adrian7

The only -ve from the other thread seem to be reported issues with screen … The only -ve from the other thread seem to be reported issues with screen (light bleed, dust) and battery (though not worse than Surface Pro)? ASDA has reportedly refunded with no issues. Voted hot.Yes, mSATA SSD, WiFi card are upgradeable - search online, there are pictures on how to open, etc. No glue involved - unlike Surface Pro.IMHO new BayTrail atom is a lot more power efficient - so unless you need the 4GB you can have a cheaper, lighter/thinner tablet - same form factor (11"). But likely not one you can upgrade anything.


Obviously this will perform a bit better than a bay trail atom, but the new atom is a good chip. Its a shame no-one makes a Bay Trail hybrid with a 1080p screen and 4GB of RAM. Even stuck at 32-bit 4GB would be somewhat more useful.

Accepting 2GB RAM - Dells Venue is a possibility but the single USB port (even when docked), price (when dock added on) and Dells record of poor build quality puts me off. The Lenovo Miix 2 is another possibility but no USB 3.0 (only 2 x USB 2.0 on dock) and cant adjust the screen angle when docked.
The others don't seem to have a 1080p screen and being stuck at 1366x768 really puts me off, its such a crappy resolution.



Edited by: "jacksonliam" 11th Apr 2014

these are plagued by an inherent defect too which means the keyboard fails to connect properly (or flattens the battery trying to connect). I had the Atom version and it developed that fault within 14 days and I returned it. other than that you get a Wacom pen with this too for digital inking. it's a dated processor but will hold its own if the battery life is sufficient for you.

11.6" 1080p? lol...

iAmLegendFam

11.6" 1080p? lol...



22.0" 1080p? lol

iAmLegendFam

11.6" 1080p? lol...


My phone has a 1080p screen and it's only 5" across the diagonal.

While "retina" is one of Apple's marketing terms, the idea behind it is solid. You don't want to be able to pick out individual pixels at a normal viewing distance and you can definitely see the difference between a 1080p screen on an 11.6" form factor device compared to one that's lower resolution, particularly when it comes to the sharpness of text.

399 is only for the tablet... Keyboard not included .. Think you can do better

colinbryer

399 is only for the tablet... Keyboard not included .. Think you can do … 399 is only for the tablet... Keyboard not included .. Think you can do better



Pretty sure it does. All the images show it with the keyboard. Don't think you can buy the tablet stand alone.

chocolatenomlike

hot for the laptop itself. and ssd is very fast, however 64gb is clearly … hot for the laptop itself. and ssd is very fast, however 64gb is clearly not enough, if you are competent with pcs, i would recommend just making your own pc since you can tailor the pc to your own likes. For example having an ssd and a hdd, for the balance of speed and big storage. Also you can build a pretty decent pc for about the same price as this but with better specs



You'd have to be more than PC competent to build yourself a Tablet PC. Desktop PC's relatively simple to build, Laptops much more difficult, tablets not even remotely easy.

martyn_3000

Pretty sure it does. All the images show it with the keyboard. Don't … Pretty sure it does. All the images show it with the keyboard. Don't think you can buy the tablet stand alone.


Yes, it definitely comes with a keyboard. I got one earlier in the week and am very happy with it. Yes, there do seem to be some complaints on the web about the keyboard not docking very well, and I was surprised too that it's not a good "click" when you dock, but so far it seems to not be an issue - i.e. it docks and works fine.

They had a Ativ 9 Lite ,13" with 4gb and 128ssd in my local curry's today for 250 quid, Not sure if it's national.

my Daughter bought this for her uni course, and the SSD is slower than a slow thing going backwards.. infact the whole thing ran slower than the laptop it was meant to replace.. the cpu has been played with architecturally to get more battery life at the expense of speed..

we took it back and got it replaced with a Lenovo....

Currently trying to resist purchasing either this deal or the surface pro bundle. Having read countless reviews and watched numerous videos, the surface pro deal is £90 cheaper (after quidco) but the ATIV does have a bigger screen (11.6 v 10.6") and a better keyboard setup (not counting the potential keyboard docking issue). It seems the 11.6" letterbox style screen of the ATIV does not suit being used as a pure tablet (especially in portrait mode) as well as the surface pro's. The summary of professional reviewers is that if the device keyboard is to be used mainly for serious typing, then go for the Samsung ATIV but the best for a balance of tablet and occasional typing is the Surface Pro. I think both deals are terrific.

I surprised this ain't been spammed, since the description starts with........... this has already been posted. Which it was, 1 week ago

adamwilko007

Screen is too small personally



I've got an Acer Chromebook of the same size and its perfect!

mmillmor

Yes, it definitely comes with a keyboard. I got one earlier in the week … Yes, it definitely comes with a keyboard. I got one earlier in the week and am very happy with it. Yes, there do seem to be some complaints on the web about the keyboard not docking very well, and I was surprised too that it's not a good "click" when you dock, but so far it seems to not be an issue - i.e. it docks and works fine.



Did you buy this exact model from Argos? It is quite confusing on the site, as it shows the keyboard dock, but then says 'Add a keyboard ...' in the text. Also there is no mention of the dock in the Specifications or Whats In The Box.

topazz

Currently trying to resist purchasing either this deal or the surface pro … Currently trying to resist purchasing either this deal or the surface pro bundle. Having read countless reviews and watched numerous videos, the surface pro deal is £90 cheaper (after quidco) but the ATIV does have a bigger screen (11.6 v 10.6") and a better keyboard setup (not counting the potential keyboard docking issue). It seems the 11.6" letterbox style screen of the ATIV does not suit being used as a pure tablet (especially in portrait mode) as well as the surface pro's. The summary of professional reviewers is that if the device keyboard is to be used mainly for serious typing, then go for the Samsung ATIV but the best for a balance of tablet and occasional typing is the Surface Pro. I think both deals are terrific.



Do it!

I went for the Surface Pro because excluding the keyboard I feel it's a better tablet and hopefully will be supported for longer. Regarding the touch cover, as soon as the new battery type cover comes down in price I'm snapping one up with the £100 I saved and the touch cover will be sold.

mrwolfisinnocent

my Daughter bought this for her uni course, and the SSD is slower than a … my Daughter bought this for her uni course, and the SSD is slower than a slow thing going backwards.. infact the whole thing ran slower than the laptop it was meant to replace.. the cpu has been played with architecturally to get more battery life at the expense of speed.. we took it back and got it replaced with a Lenovo....


The professional reviews I've seen seem to conclude otherwise, with performance being generally good with mention of some throttling. The throttling is more likely to be for the thermal benefit as the tiny chassis won't leave much room for cooling and these older intel chips don't run as cool as the newer ones.

Did you take any benchmarks of the SSD? I'd be surprised if that was the issue - I have one of the first, expensive, slow, 30GB SSDs and Windows 7 performance from that is still fantastic, the difference is barely noticeable with my Samsung Pro SSD.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2416024,00.asp

The ATIV SmartPC Pro 700T's PCMark 7 score of 4,471 points is in line … The ATIV SmartPC Pro 700T's PCMark 7 score of 4,471 points is in line with the Acer W500 (4,496 points), though it does fall slightly behind the Microsoft Surface Pro (4,768 points) and the Sony Duo 11 (4,648 points). The difference is stark, however, when compared to the Atom-powered tablets like the HP Envy X2, which scored only 1,429 points. In Cinebench, the performance was again nearly identical to other Core i5-equipped systems, with a score of 2.38 points.



http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Samsung-ATIV-Smart-PC-Pro-XE700T1C-A02-Convertible.91691.0.html

The ATIV Smart PC Pro should be able to handle all daily tasks and it is … The ATIV Smart PC Pro should be able to handle all daily tasks and it is in fact quite quick for a tablet. Of course, compared to notebooks, one has to make due with a little less performance but that's only an issue if a lot of power is needed. We never had any issues with the performance of Windows 8 and the pre-installed programs. HD videos and videos streams from the Internet also run smoothly....It doesn't come as a surprise that the synthetic benchmark scores leave a lot to be desired when compared to those of competing models. This probably sounds worse than it really is. We could not really discern any slowdowns under light and moderate load levels. Only when pushing the system to its limits, the limited performance becomes noticeable.



I wonder if there was just too much bloatware installed, the throttling is actually noticeable, the SSD is as bad as you say or you perhaps had a one-off faulty laptop. I'll let you know on Sunday

iAmLegendFam

11.6" 1080p? lol...



Personally I'd like to see 1920x1080 on the 8" tablets but I guess its a matter of preference and eyesight.

can we access ssd like HDD using explorer? and install exe using USB on this?

colinbryer

399 is only for the tablet... Keyboard not included .. Think you can do … 399 is only for the tablet... Keyboard not included .. Think you can do better



I5 tablet

Does the battery life improve with windows 8?

abhishek_dk

can we access ssd like HDD using explorer? and install exe using USB on … can we access ssd like HDD using explorer? and install exe using USB on this?

If I understand you correctly, yes. An SSD shows up exactly the same as a standard HDD would and you can use USB sticks as you would with any normal windows PC as this is a standard PC running the full version of Windows.
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