@Dh2,999: Is this ‘smartest’ PC in UAE market?

ATIV's detachable keyboard-docking system allows users to switch easily between notebook and tablet PC form

Samsung’s Windows 8 ATIV, launched late last month in Dubai is all set to give Microsoft and its yet to be released Surface Pro a run for its money

The device runs full Windows 8 enabling the use off all features that can be found on a laptop through the powerful Intel Core i5 Processor.

While Microsoft launched its Surface tablets earlier this year, its more powerful Surface Pro, capable of a complete Windows experience is only scheduled to hit the market during the first quarter of 2013.

Unlike Microsoft, Samsung has already launched both its ATIV variants - the 11.6inch Smart PC and Smart PC Pro.
Both the models are now available across major outlets in the UAE and are being retailed at Dh2,999 (Smart PC) and Dh4,499 (Smart PC Pro).

The devices are compatible with both Windows 7 and 8 operating systems and feature a detachable keyboard-docking system, allowing users to switch easily between a notebook and a tablet PC form-factor.

It also features a 10-finger multi-touch screen with enhanced screen sensitivity and comes with the S Pen – the WACOM digitiser pen with 1024-level pressure sensitivity.

The 9.9mm thick ATIV Smart PC is powered by Intel Atom Z2760 processor and comes with an 8MP rear camera with flash and 2MP front facing camera, ATIV Smart PC Pro is 11.9mm thick and is powered by the Intel Core i5 processor and has a 5MP rear camera and 2MP front facing camera.

The two devices feature USB 2.0 (Smart PC), USB 3.0 (Smart PC Pro), mHDMI, miniSD and two extra USB 2.0 ports on the keyboard.

Both the devices have sufficient storage options. Apart from the 128GB SSD users can also use an external USB 3.0 hard drive for fast transfers or just insert an additional 64GB into the micro SD slot.

The ATIV Smart PC has a battery life of up to 13.5 hours and the ATIV Smart PC Pro, runs up to eight hours.

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