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 1,920x1,080 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.