Samsung XE300TZC ATIV Tab 3 2GB 64GB 10.1 inch Windows 8 32 Bit Tablet in White £197.98 @ Laptops Direct
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Samsung XE300TZC ATIV Tab 3 2GB 64GB 10.1 inch Windows 8 32 Bit Tablet in White £197.98 @ Laptops Direct

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Found 26th Dec 2014
I dont normally post on these sites but just ordered this Samsung XE300TZC ATIV Tab 3 with 2GB RAM and 64GB on Board Memory with a super bright and decent resolution 10.1 inch screen. Hot or Cold I don't particularly care but at less than £200 it seemed to be at least to be excellent value for money.

Bought from Laptopsdirect.co.uk

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Its cheap because it uses the older slower Atom CPU not the quad core found in newer tablets so might not perform very well.

Original Poster

I have a Galaxy Tab S Android Tablet which I run as well as this (I do some development testing on XDA) and can honestly say there is very little noticable difference between them. With 2GB of RAM it never feels out of puff when multitasking. At the price I just couldnt go past it vs lower quaity and unsure warranted Links devices.

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jody04c

I have a Galaxy Tab S Android Tablet which I run as well as this (I do … I have a Galaxy Tab S Android Tablet which I run as well as this (I do some development testing on XDA) and can honestly say there is very little noticable difference between them. With 2GB of RAM it never feels out of puff when multitasking. At the price I just couldnt go past it vs lower quaity and unsure warranted Links devices.



You cannot compare an android tablet to a Windows one like that, Windows is much more demanding on the hardware than android.

Original Poster

I think you will find I can compare these as I may. I own both of these devices and use both regularly albeit for different tasks. My Windows Tablet is an extension to my Laptop when Im out and about so I can use Office and sky-drive etc.. I keep my Android for development and for access to the better Apps available. For day to day use the Samsung ATIV does everything I need it to with the hardware available..
Edited by: "jody04c" 26th Dec 2014

Good price for this specific product. After owning a Linx 8 I'd have a look at the Linx 10 if I was in the market for a 10 inch Win 8.1 tablet. You could buy the Linx 10 tab plus the keyboard/case plus 64GB mem card for about the same price if you shop around. Similar tablet with 96GB total storage. I know it isn't the same product and I'm, generally, reticent to detract from an OP. Just something to think about if you're after a 10 inch Win 8.1 tablet and don't really care about the branding as long as it works.
My experience of the Linx 8 is that it does work and is a bl@@dy bargain.
BTW I've owned a LOT of Samsung products: DVD player/recorder, DVD drives for PC, camera, video camera, TV, Android tablet, phones aplenty so I'm appreciative of Samsungs's product lines over the years.
There's no bias or brand-loyalty here. A good deal is a good deal

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xela333

You cannot compare an android tablet to a Windows one like that, Windows … You cannot compare an android tablet to a Windows one like that, Windows is much more demanding on the hardware than android.


I thought it was the other way around. It certainly is for the phones. Windows Phone will run buttery smooth with 512MB of RAM whereas I would risk Android with anything less than 1GB.

I'm no Microsoft fanboy, but it does seem to run reliably compared to the Android devices I've used. Apple is as good, but at a crazy price premium.

This seems a good price to me. Not outstanding, but good for Windows on a 10 inch.

I have an Ativ Tab 3 (typing on it right now). The good points? A large, bright screen, a very thin form factor and a really good keyboard case. The pen is also really pretty amazing for annotating and drawing. The battery life is great, well in excess of 12 hours with moderate use. Paired with the included full version of MS Home & Student (not 365) it makes for a really decent productivity device.

The main negative is that if you run any desktop software it can hog the processor and kill the battery.

I am using my Ativ Tab as a test bed for Windows 10, but beware as you cannot boot from the microUSB, which means there is no way of going back to Windows 8.1, even if you have a recovery drive.

Overall it is a decent choice, although perhaps less a value proposition since the arrival of the new really cheap Win 8.1 tablets.
Edited by: "ZSX" 29th Dec 2015
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