Not to be outdone by Asus, Samsung Philippines also unveiled their latest Windows 8 PC offering yesterday. One of their new offerings is the ATIV Smart PC which we first featured back in August even before Microsoft formally announced their new OS.
To ensure maximum productivity and creativity, Samsung bundled the ATIV Smart PC with a keyboard dock and a Wacom Digitizer S-Pen which has 1024K pressure sensitivity. The stylus is paired with Samsung’s proprietary S-Note app similar to the one found on the Galaxy Note.
Here’s a short clip of our hands-on with the Samsung ATIV Smart PC:
The Samsung ATIV Smart PC sports a handful of ports including a USB 3.0, mHDMI, Audio jack and micro-SD slot. The keyboard dock adds two more USB 2.0 ports to its arsenal.
Samsung ATIV Smart PC specs:
11.6” PLS Type HD display, 1366 x 768, 400nit
Intel Atom Z2760 Processor
Intel SGX545 Graphics
2GB LPDDR2 RAM
8MP w/ flash (main) and 2MP (secondary)
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
1x USB 3.0 (tablet), 2x USB 2.0 (Keyboard), mHDMI, Micro-SD ports
Up to 13.5Hrs based on Mobile Mark
Dimension (W x D x H): 304.0 x 189.4 x 9.9mm + 10mm with dock
Weight: 750g + 1.48kg with keyboard dock
Samsung is also offering a higher spec’ed model of this device called ATIV Smart PC Pro. This version has an Ivy Bridge Core i5 processor with 4GB DDR3 RAM and 256GB SSD configuration. Instead of HD display, the company equipped the PC Pro with a Full HD PLS Type screen with 400 nit brightness.
If you look at the specs below, you’ll notice that the ATIV Smart PC Pro has gained few millimeters and a bit of heft because of its added features. In addition, the battery life was significantly less compared to its modestly spec’ed counterpart.
Samsung ATIV Smart PC PRO specs:
11.6” PLS Type HD display, 1920 x 1080, 400nit
3rd Gen Intel Core i5 Processor
Intel HD 4000
4GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM
5MP w/ flash (main) and 2MP (secondary)
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
1x USB 3.0 (tablet), 2x USB 2.0 (Keyboard), mHDMI, micro-SD ports
Up to 8Hrs based on Mobile Mark
Dimension (W x D x H): 304.0 x 189.4 x 11.89mm + 10mm with dock
Weight: 884g + 1.6kg with keyboard dock
The Samsung ATIV Smart PC and the Smart PC Pro will be available next month and will retail for Php35,900 and Php59,900 respectively.