36 minute demo of the Samsung ATIV SmartPC Pro and Acer Iconia Tab W510 tablets

samsung-ativ-smart-pcWindows 8 launch day is rapidly approaching, and it seems a good time to get acquainted with the variety of mobility choices we will soon have.

Ukranian  Microsoft evangelist Igor "Walker" Shastitko posted a pretty detailed walk-through of two devices, the Samsung ATIV SmartPC Pro and the Acer Iconia Tab (W510) on Youtube, unfortunately not in English, which gives us a good idea of the look, feel and performance of each device.

What is striking about the Samsung ATIV SmartPC Pro especially is how laptop-like it was when docked, which will hopefully also secure PC-like sales of tends of millions of devices over the next year, firmly establishing the ecosystem.


  • http://twitter.com/danrivhor Daniel Rivero Horie

    Ohh Samsung Ativ, you look like my next laptop replacement

  • http://twitter.com/s_a_r_k_i_s S_A_R_K_I_S

    whats with the crappy graphics card. Microsoft should advise OEM to produce 3 types of hardware, Home User Model, Business User Model and Hardcore Gamer Model. I guess I’m not buying a tablet anytime soon, doesnt justify spending $$$$$ on something which my phone can already do. I’d be interested if they comeout with a good graphics card.

    • Bugbog

      Any model with a decent graphics card (or the sort of power you’re after) will be on the Pro models, i.e. the i3’s and i7’s.

      At 3.5 (of 6.9 total), I’d say that was decent enough for a power managed device.

  • Bugbog

    Definitely the Surface RT for me!

  • NegLewis

    Even if Acer makes the crappiest Laptops ever (from my point of view)… they have the upper hand in Tablets.
    This is the nicest (design and specs) W8 Tablet I have ever seen ( Except MS Surface and Nokia Mockup).

  • TimoTim19

    I loved both these videos because it really shows the difference between the 2 types of Pro models most OEMs will be going for. The Samsung went with an i5 and had a score of 4.4, but battery life on it will probably be in the 5 hour range. The Acer went with the Atom and had a score of 3.3, but the battery life will probably be around 10 hours. It becomes about power vs battery life…as a consumer I love having that choice. Ill most likely go for the Surface Pro, but the options at various price points are going to be great for consumers come the 26th.