Samsung Ativ Smart PC vs. Asus VivoTab RT

We know that some of you may be having a hard time choosing between the Samsung ATIV Smart PC and Asus VivoTab RT. To help you decide which convertible tablet PC to pick, we’ve prepared a table comparing both devices specs with its corresponding price.


Just by merely judging each device based on how many green cells a column has, one can tell that the Samsung ATIV Smart PC is a slightly better choice as opposed to the Asus Vivo Tab RT. If anything, the ASUS VivoTab RT’s only two significant advantages over the other is its insanely bright display and its keyboard dock which somewhat doubles the battery life of the tablet. However, by picking VivoTab RT, you’re missing out on two USB ports and you only have half as much storage capacity.


Then there’s also the difference in the operating system. There’s a big difference between the two OS which we plan to discuss on our future post. For now, let’s just say that we prefer having the Windows 8 over the Windows RT because it allows for a better and more familiar experience as compared to the RT.

In terms of pricing (based on VillMan’s pricing), the Samsung ATIV Smart PC is slightly cheaper than the Asus Vivo Tab RT. It’s not that significant, but considering that you have twice as much storage capacity and Windows 8 for an OS (which BTW is more costly to license than Windows RT) with the Samsung ATIV Smart PC, we can definitely say that you’re better off picking this one than the Asus Vivo Tab RT.

19 Comments on this Post

  1. painkiller

    But for that price, is the keyboard dock (which many reviews have mentioned to be meh) already included?

  2. Go for an atom device kesa RT. Overpriced nga lang, may wacom ang samsung diba?

  3. Sa benchmark sir, ano mas mabilis? Atom Z2760 or Nvidia Tegra3? Pati sa GPU? Ano mas mabilis sa dalawa?

  4. Samsung na. Sa OS pa lang e talo ka na kapag RT gamit mo kaysa sa Windows 8. Pwede na kaagad mainstall mga apps na pwede sa win7 o xp sa win8

    • lemonheads

      may Windows 8 tablet din ang Asus. Its called Vivotab & Vivotab Smart (26k). May battery pa yung keyboard. Sa samsung wala.

  5. Kapteynbok

    I think an acer w700 tab will give you more value for your money….

    Operating System : Windows 8 Single Language
    Processor : Intel CoreTM i3-3217U processor
    (3MB L3 cache, 1.80 GHz, DDR3 1600 MHz, 17w)
    supporting Intel 64 architecture, Intel Smart Cache

    RAM/Storage : 4 GB of DDR3L onboard system memory
    Hard Disk Drive: 64 SSD

    Video Type : Intel HD Graphics 4000 with 128 MB of dedicated system memory,
    supporting Microsoft DirectX 11, OpenGL 3.1, OpenCL v1.1

    Display : 11.6″ Full HD 1920 x 1080, high brightness (350 nit)
    Acer CineCrystalTM LED-backlit TFT LCD with
    integrated multi-touch, supporting 10-finger touch..
    Price …………….. 39,000 pesos with cradle included…Villman Store.

    • ang bigat lang nyan. mangangawit ka talaga. weird pa ng design ng stand.

    • Lezure2010

      I like this one as well, but it lacks a keyboard. The cradle is different from the keyboard, I’m wondering how much the keyboard would cost.

  6. i don’t get the point of comparing a Win RT and a Win8 device.

    • Perhaps the price point?

    • lemonheads

      I don’t get it either. Its not Just the price point that we are looking here. Its the specs. And its not right to compare and RT device with a full Windows 8 device IMHO.

  7. there is an issue with Samsung about wifi connectivity. reviews says it’s buggy.

  8. lemonheads

    The comparison is WRONG.
    You shouldn’t compare an RT to a full Windows 8 tablet.
    This article should compare Asus Vivotab to the Samsung Ativ Smart PC both with Windows 8 Pro and not RT. or compare both devices running RT like the Samsung Ativ & the Asus Vivotab RT.

    The Asus Vivotab Smart & VivoTab both have batteries in their keyboard that gives a longer battery life than the Samsung Ativ Smart PC or the Samsung Ativ that also have a keyboard but dont have a battery in it.
    Here are the specs comparison of the Asus Vivotab Smart, Asus Vivotab and the Samsung Ativ Smart PC:,Asus-VivoTab,Samsung-ATIV-Smart-PC/phones/7552,7194,7466

    Both Asus tablets have NFC and GPS which Samsung Ativ Smart PC lacks.

  9. johnonline

    acer iconia w700 is better, imo…

  10. Its the Asus Vivo Tab Smart that comes with the full Win8.Similarly spec’d with the RT version and is supposedly should come cheaper. Must be similarly priced with the Acer Iconia W510 but has the advantage of having double the storage.

    • lemonheads

      The VivoTab Smart & VivoTab both runs Windows 8. The Vivotab RT runs Windows RT. Vivotab Smart’s SRP is ?26,000.00 with optional protective cover that can act as a stand and a bluetooth keyboard sold separately. The Vivotab comes with the keyboard dock.

    • hi lemonheads do you have any idea if the vivo tab smart is already locally available? how did you come up with the 26k tag price? is that a “guestimate”. I think il go for this over the acer iconia w5.and wonderin’ if its micro usb port can handle a 1tb Seagate using an adapter? Because my single core pine trail netbook can.

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