Samsung’s Windows 8 tablets are now selling on a pre-order basis from some retailers. They are variably called the Samsung Series 5 and Series 7 tablets or the SamsungAtiv Smart PC 500T and Smart PC Pro 700T. These two sets of devices, however, refer to Samsung’s latest Windows 8-based tablets that come with a display measuring 11.6 inches. A notable feature of these tablets is their support for the S Pen, which allows the tablet’s users to draw and write on the screen via said digital pen.
The Samsung Series 5 or the Ativ 500T tablet comes with a display that has a 1366 x 768 resolution, and a 1.8 GHz Intel Atom Z2760 dual core processor. It has a storage capacity of 64GB on its solid state disk and has 2GB of RAM. For connectivity, it supports 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth version 4.0. Also onboard is an 8-megapixel rear-facing main camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing secondary camera. Likewise, it has a micro HDMI port, an audio jack, and a USB 2.0 port. It is powered by a Lithium Metal battery. This tablet has dimensions of 11.97 x 3.52 x 0.39 inches and a weight of 1.7 pounds. Amazon is selling this tablet for $649.99. Consumers, however, can opt to avail of the tablet with a keyboard docking station. The bundle, comprised of the keyboard plus the docking station, costs $749.99.
On the other hand, the Samsung Series 7/Ativ Smart Pc Pro 700T tablet provides some improvements over the specifications of the Samsung Series 5 or the Ativ 500T. This tablet is packed with a 1.7 GHz Core i5-3317U processor, 4 GB of DDR3 RAM, and 128 GB of solid state disk storage. Its screen has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The tablet is equipped with support for 802.11abg Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 for connectivity. Users will also find built-in stereo speakers, a micro SD slot, a micro HDMI port, a super-speed USB 3.0 port, and a multi-format memory card slot. Like the other tablet, it has an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front camera. It also has a Lithium Metal battery for power. Unlike the other tablet, however, consumers do not have the option of purchasing this device without the keyboard. As a set, the tablet and the keyboard dock retail for $1199.99.