Sunday, July 28, 2013

Samsung XE700T1C Review/Specs

Samsung XE700T1C overview
Samsung XE700T1C overview | source:
Samsung ATIV SmartPC Pro XE700T1C-A01US

The XE700T1C is one of Samsung's latest in tablet PCs. Although they were not the first to have thought it, it has revolutionized user's computing experience by combining the power of a notebook (or in the case a desktop) and the convinience of a tablet.

It is comparable to a notebook because it comes with a full-sized keyboard out of the box which you can mount if needed. It is like a desktop PC because it uses an Intel® Core™ i5 Processor 3317U (1.70GHz, 3MB L3 Cache) to drive it. Now that is what I call a tablet with a punch.

Here are some positive notes about this Tablet

  • Intel® Core™ i5 processor - This tablet is fast and it owes it to its processor.

  • Tablet convertible to Notebook - for more productivity, this tablet comes with a keyboard that you can dock to it for faster typing.

Samsung XE700T1C front
Front of the tablet. It uses Windows 8 for its OS | source:
When docked onto its keyboard:

Samsung XE700T1C docked on keyboard
Docked onto its keyboard, it becomes a notebook for productivity | source:

  • Sketching/Drawing/Creating an art is much easier and faster - With the S-pen and its 1024 level pressure sensitivity, graphic designers will surely love its accuracy.

  • It has multi-touch capability - With its 10-points multi-touch capability, it provides more control by allowing you to use all ten fingers at the same time as opposed to the traditional 2-points multi-touch that we have been accustomed to.

Here is an overview of its ports:
Samsung XE700T1C ports overview
Ports overview of the device | source:
User experience:
Here are some comments from people who have already used the device.

  • Pros

    1. Indeed this tablet is very fast.
    2. The keyboard, although a bit cramped, is good for typing and is very easy to get accustomed to.
    3. Very slick and stylish design.
    4. It has a solid feel, given that it has a plastic casing.
    5. Very good for doing artwork.
    6. Bright display
  • Cons
    1. Docking into the keyboard is not very easy.
    2. Keyboard gets disconnected easily due to improper docking.
    3. No battery on the keyboard. It gets power from the tablet instead of it providing for the tablet. Many users asked this improvement.
    4. The S pen is a hit or miss to people as opposed to what Samsung's sales pitch to be very good. Others like it while others say it is too small on their hands. One artist mentioned it to be too smooth that there is not much felt while drawing/writing thus it is very easy to go over.
    5. Battery capacity to device power consumption limits a user to at most 5 hours based on their actual experience.
    6. Touchpad on keyboard is not so accurate.

Here is the complete list of its specifications:

Operating SystemGenuine Windows 8 (64-bit)
Processor / ChipsetIntel® Core™ i5 Processor 3317U (1.70GHz speed, 3MB L3 Cache)
Intel HM76
GraphicIntel® HD Graphics 4000
Display11.6" FHD LED Display (1,920 x 1,080 resolution)
LCD FeaturesGloss, 16:9, 400 nits SuperBright Plus Technology
Touch Screen with Digitizer S Pen
LED Full HD Screen
Memory4GB DDR3 System Memory at 1600MHz (on BD 4GB)
Hard Drive128GB Solid state Drive
HDD InterfaceSATA2
MultimediaStereo Speakers ( 1 watts x 2 )
Internal Dual Array Digital Mic
2.0 megapixel Webcam (front), 5.0 megapixel Webcam with Flash (rear)
CommunicationIntel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235, 2 x 2 802.11abg/n (up to 300Mbps), Widi Support
Bluetooth V4.0
Ports1 Micro HDMI
1 USB3.0
MicroSD Multi-media Card Reader
1 Headphone out/Mic-in Combo
1 Dock Port™
1 DC-in
InputTouch screen
Power4Cell (49Wh)
40 watts AC Adapter
Dimension304.0 x 189.4 x 11.9mm (11.97" x 7.46" x 0.47")
Weight0.888kg (1.96lbs) [Wifi Model]
*Software can be changed without notice
S Note
S Player
S Gallery
S Camera
SW Update
Norton Internet Security (60 days Trial)
Norton Online Backup (30 days Trial)
OthersAmbient Light Sensor
Accelarometer Sensor
Compass Sensor
Gyro Sensor
Warranty1 year limited warranty period for parts
1 year limited warranty for labor
Samsung Support Page
(includes manual downloads and FAQs & How Tos)

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