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Posted by on Aug 31, 2012 in Gadgets, Hardware, Reviews |

IFA 2012: Samsung TIVA Smart PC and Smart PC Pro, at first sight

IFA 2012: Samsung TIVA TIVA Samsung Smart PC Smart PC Pro, at first sight

We continue with a look at the family members that Samsung recently presented us : This time is the turn of the Smart PC, also ruled with Windows 8, the bet Korean hybrid.

between and tablet, the Smart ATIV PC and Samsung Pro ATIV transform from tablet to notebook magnetically, so a change is “relatively simple” as there is no need to move or remove any parts.

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However, I say “relatively simple” because I must confess that it took the process of paste / keyboard come off because it was not fully fluent … Of course, after a couple of tries it does the trick and I grabbed it when it gets easier handling and transform it from tablet to notebook and vice versa, but the truth is I did not quite look like a process “easy” because you have to place it in a very very precise to fit properly. A regular in this respect.

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Important: Both the TIVA TIVA Smart Smart PC as PC Pro is equipped with the familiar “S Pen”, in its new version, which recognizes up to 1024 pressure levels.

The stylus is a little smaller than that incorporates Note 10.1, but it serves basically the same. In fact, these proposals incorporate the Korean hybrid application “Note”, which basically take us out of trouble when taking notes.

Following common characteristics worth noting that both devices have HD screen SuperBright 11.6-inch LCD (with a resolution of 1366 × 768 resolution on the PC and 1080p Smart in Smart PC Pro) USB 2.0 (Smart PC), two USB 3.0 ports (Smart PC Pro), mHDMI, miniSD and two USB 2.0 ports on the keyboard.

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Then come the differences, which are looking more power: The Smart PC is the most basic version, ie closer to a tablet with a keyboard, while the Smart PC Pro Notebook want to be another one tablet.

Considering the above mean that the Korean has equipped the Pro version of an Intel Core i5, 4GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD memory, whereas the basic version has an Intel Atom processor, 2GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD memory.

As for autonomy emphasizes that ATIV Smart PC has a battery that allows up to 13.5 hours of battery life, while the Smart PC Pro ATIV reaches up to 8 hours.

Important: The difference of the battery is also rooted differences in weight and size, because the most basic version has a thickness of 9.9 mm, while the Pro and covers the 11.9 mm thick without keyboard, while the join it and reaches 21.89mm.

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However, the biggest problem that I see has to do with weight: The Pro version weighs 884g (without keyboard) and 1.6 kg (with keyboard) which is not how much convincing in this regard who are fed up carry weight in their backpacks. I must confess that when loading the Pro keyboard seemed quite “chubby” and heavy …

Another thing that is not like him finish as supported multitasking under pressure: The basic version was not as smooth as its premium Galaxy. Furthermore both sounded complicated “working” in Word or PowerPoint without the keyboard (even if you have the stylus as support), although they may be useful for specific changes to a document, for example … The truth is that not convince me finished.

And besides the Pro version, it will cost a bit to recognize the integrated keyboard when it … Of course, these devices are details that may enhance then before going to market. Amen.

Prices and availability?? As with the other family members ATIV, we will have to wait until the end of October to see these devices come to our stores, at a price yet to be defined.

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