Samsung Ativ Smart PC 500T (XE500T1C-A01AU) hybrid tablet

An 11.6in hybrid tablet with a digitiser pen and long battery life

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  • Expert Rating

    3.75 / 5
  • User Rating

    3.00 / 5 (of 6 Reviews)
  • Price

    $ 999.00 (AUD)

User Reviews:




Screen appearance, portability
digitizer pen not accurate, screen brightness flicker, screen reflection, lack of extra battery in keyboard, no SIM slot
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Had basic success with this. Initial unit failed within days of purchase. Replacement unit back twice for repair
Convenient for travel and good for movies etc.
Digitizer pen does not work too well for precise pointing, the contact point is not near the pen point.
Wouldn't buy another one.

Bill Hayfer



Really like the size and weight of product.
While there are many complaintes about the keyboard intermittently disconnecting, I have not only that problem, but I have the same problem when the device is in the docking station as well - conclusion - prioblem is in the device itself, not the peripherals
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HW connection needs to be re-engineered




Samsung Ativ Tab5 Touch PC/Tablet. Intel Atom Z2760 with Windows 8. Current price under $700. Bargain!
Android and Apple Tablets. For example: Samsung Galaxy Note and Apple iPad.
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I absolutely love everything about this machine. I mainly bought the unit to stream music from my paid subscription sites from anywhere in and around the home. I can access the internet and check my e-mail - no problem. And I can do this using a fully functioning version of the site, not some crappy cut down practically useless version you get with Android/Apple tablets (whose only value as far as I can ascertain is for playing games purchased from Android/Apple store).




wacom digitizer, pressure sensitive s-pen, screen size
keyboard dock disconnects randomly.
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i had this tablet for about a week and returned it. i wish i didn't have to because i loved it. the reason why i returned it was becuase the keyboard dock was constantly disconnecting. i really needed the keyboard for writting essays for school. other than that i LOVED the thing. i will attempt to buy another one. hopefully it won't have that issue.

trent: they have a at&t 4g/3g version of this tablet. it will get you internet connection anywhere. the downside of it is, that version does not come with the wacom digitizer and s-pen. huge downside in my perspective.

robert: i don't see a reason why you would give a 1-star just because of the reason that you were giving. its an issue with the current level of technology, not with the product itself. its none of my business, but cmon! this tablet is definately not a 1-star!




Screen is amazing, So lightweight its like a new laptop/ipad hybrid
the so called sim card slot?? If only i could put a sim in it so it would work anywhere like my ipad does
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So far im very impressed as its replaced my laptop and my ipad and i like the android system with the Samsung apps. 4.5 rating only because of the fake sim slot..




screen size
glare from screen
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The screen size is very nice, much better than 10.6".

Screen glare is a huge problem with this tablet, in fact, with all screens including TV's.

Does anyone enjoy seeing reflections of windows, book cases, overhead lights, etc while trying to view something on the screen? No.

So why do manufacturers keep shoving glare screens onto us?

If they think it's worth putting up with glare just to get a little extra brightness, they are wrong.

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