If you want the convenience of getting a tablet and almost instantly transforming it into an ultraportable laptop, then head over to Misco where the Samsung ATIV Smart Pro tablet PC with a clamshell keyboard is on sale for £1145. This tablet, as well as other Samsung ATIV Smart PC & PC Pro tablet PC range are in stock at Misco and exclusive to the Systemax-owned retailer until 3 December.
The device comes with a Samsung money back guarantee (basically you can try the device for 60 days) and a free five year warranty if registered before the end of December 2012.
The ATIV Smart PC Pro comes with an Intel Core i5-3317UM, which is the same model used in Samsung’s acclaimed Series 9 Ultrabook. It comes with two cores, four threads and clocks at 1.7GHz with a maximum speed of 2.6GHz. There’s also 3MB L3 cache and since it is an Ivy Bridge model, it has Intel HD Graphics 4000 onboard.
Other features include an 11.6in 1,920×1,080 KED display, 4GB of RAM, 64GB solid state drive, Windows 8 Professional OS, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, 3G (and optionally 4G), a rear 5-megapixel camera plus a front facing 2-megapixel one and up to 8-hours battery life thanks to a 49Whr battery.
It also comes with a digitizing pen, like on the Galaxy Note range, a microSD card slot, a full-size USB 3.0 port, a head phone jack and a micro-HDMI for video output. The keyboard adds two USB 2.0 ports but no battery (as on the Smart PC Windows RT-based range). That said the claim and clamshell adds brings up the price of the device to a sizable 1.64Kg.
All Samsung ATIV Smart PC & PC Pro tablets come with a 64GB embedded flash drive, Windows 8 operating system and 5 year warranty. Processors vary within the range; Smart PC models feature the Intel Atom and Smart PC Pro models house a more advanced, powerful Core i5. Prices start from £699 inc VAT at Misco.co.uk and some include a detachable clamshell keyboard, which can also be purchased separately for an additional £96 inc VAT.Leave a comment on this article