Samsung Ativ Tab 5

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Samsung Ativ Tab 5
Ativ Tab 5 logo.svg
Developer Samsung Electronics
Manufacturer Samsung Electronics
Product family Ativ
Type Tablet PC
Operating system Windows 8, upgradeable to Windows 8.1
Power 8,200 mAh battery
CPU 1.8 GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2760 processor
Memory 2 GB
Storage 64/128 GB solid-state drive (expandable with an external sd card)
Display 1366×768 px IPS display
Graphics PowerVR SGX545
Input Multi-touch screen
S-Pen (rebranded Wacom active stylus)
Camera 8.0 MP AF camera with LED flash, 2.0 MP front facing (for video calls)
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, micro-HDMI, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
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Website www.samsung.com/us/computer/pcs/XE500T1C-K02US

The Samsung Ativ Tab 5, previously known as the Samsung Ativ Smart PC, is a 11.6-inch (29 cm) tablet manufactured by Samsung. The Ativ Tab 5 was announced on August 29, 2012 at IFA 2012 in Berlin, incorporates a dual-core 1.8 GHz Intel Atom Z7260 processor, and runs the Windows 8 operating system.[1]

The incorporation of Windows 8 has received mostly favourable reviews. Also the Ativ Tab 5 itself received positive reviews for its lightweight design, inclusion of S-Pen, and its overall performance for a device positioned as a budget device.

Hardware[edit]

The design of the Ativ Tab 5 is relatively similar to its smaller Android-based counterparts (such as the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and the Galaxy Note 10.1)—built using a mixture of plastic and glass. A micro HDMI port, MicroSD slot, and a full-size USB port are incorporated into the design, as well as a volume rocker, power button, and headphone jack located on the top. A physical Windows button is located directly below the screen. A charging port and dock connector are located on the bottom. The Ativ Tab 5 uses a 11.6-inch (29 cm) IPS display at a resolution of 1366x768. The tablet is available with either 64 or 128 GB of internal storage (in form of a solid-state drive), expandable via an external micro-sd card.[2]

Reception[edit]

Whilst demoing the device at the IFA 2012, TechRadar praised the Ativ Tab 5's Windows 8 operating system, lightweight design, and the ability to expand its functionality and storage with its S-Pen and attachable keyboard. However, it was also said though that there is a minimal amount of USB ports which was due to its slim design which was seen as similar only to that of its android counterparts. Overall they deemed the device as a greatly underpowered but overtly overpriced compared to the competition. [3]

CNET said that not having the lightning speeds of processors such as the Intel i5, the Ativ Tab 5 performs sluggishly, sometimes even in basic tasks for a mid-end Windows 8 tablet. The tablet's battery life, S-Pen, and lightweight design were regarded as positive aspects—despite considering the design itself to be merely cheap and easily smudges. The Intel Z2760 chipset used in the Ativ Tab 5 was also judged as a mediocre processor for the device noting that its performance was laggy and irresponsive at times in comparison to the chipsets used in competing Windows 8 devices. Over-all they viewed the Ativ tab 5 as tablet with a Surface RT specs and Surface Pro price. [2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samsung ATIV Tab 5 hands-on". SlashGear. Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Samsung ATIV Tab 5". Cnet Asia. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Samsung Ativ Tab 5 review". TechRadar. Retrieved 27 October 2013.