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Samsung's line of Windows 8 Ativ tablets can transform into slim notebooks using a keyboard dock. The Smart PC 700T is the higher end tablet, running on an Intel Core i5 processor.

Description

Surface is Microsoft's first tablet, and it's designed around Windows 8. Surface comes in two distinct versions, one model running Windows RT and one running Windows 8 Pro. The Windows 8 Pro model has an Intel processor and runs the full desktop version of the OS. Microsoft is heavily featuring their Touch Cover for Surface, a thin screen cover that doubles as full keyboard. Surface can also accept stylus input.

Samsung's line of Windows 8 Ativ tablets can transform into slim notebooks using a keyboard dock. The Smart PC runs on an Intel Atom processor and includes a quoted five hours and thirty minutes more battery life than the Smart PC Pro.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: 2012

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Feb. 9, 2013
  • Price at launch: $899.00
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Nov. 9, 2012
  • Price at launch: $699.99
  • Height: 11.97 inches
  • Width: 7.46 inches
  • Thickness: .78 inches
  • Weight: 3.53 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Speakers: Stereo

Hardware

  • Height: 6.81 inches
  • Width: 10.81 inches
  • Thickness: 0.53 inches
  • Weight: 1.99 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Speakers: Stereo
  • Height: 7.46 inches
  • Width: 11.97 inches
  • Thickness: 0.39 inches
  • Weight: 1.68 pounds
  • Color: Blue
  • Speakers: Stereo
  • Screen size (diagonal): 11.6 inches
  • Technology: Super PLS
  • Resolution (X): 1920 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1080 px
  • PPI: 189.91
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes

Display

  • Screen size (diagonal): 10.6 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1920 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1080 px
  • PPI: 207.82
  • Touchscreen type: Dual-digitizer
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Screen size (diagonal): 11.6 inches
  • Technology: Super PLS
  • Resolution (X): 1366 px
  • Resolution (Y): 768 px
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Operating system: Windows 8

Software

  • Operating system: Windows 8
  • Operating system: Windows 8
  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU model: Core i5

Processor

  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Ivy Bridge
  • CPU model: Core i5-3317U
  • Clock speed: 1.7 GHz
  • Cores: 2
  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU model: Atom Z2760
  • Clock speed: 1.8 GHz
  • Cores: 2
  • Brand: Intel

GPU

  • Brand: Intel
  • Model: HD Graphics 4000
  • Brand: Intel
  • Model: SGX545
  • RAM size: 4 GB

Memory

  • RAM size: 4 GB
  • RAM size: 2 GB
  • Internal size: 256 GB
  • External storage support: miniSD

Storage

  • Internal size: 64 GB, 128 GB
  • External storage: Yes
  • External storage support: microSD
  • Internal size: 64 GB, 128 GB
  • External storage: Yes
  • External storage support: miniSD
  • 3G: Yes
  • 4G: Yes
  • LTE: Yes
  • WWAN data standards: LTE
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0
  • Effective pixels: 2 megapixels

Front Camera

  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Effective pixels: 2 megapixels
  • Effective pixels: 5 megapixels

Rear Camera

  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Effective pixels: 8 megapixels
  • Data connections: USB, Mini HDMI, USB 3.0

Ports

  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Other, Micro HDMI, USB

Sensors

Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Compass / Magnetometer, Accelerometer
  • Capacity: 47 Wh
  • Quoted use time: 8 hr

Battery

  • Capacity: 42 Wh
  • Capacity: 31 Wh
  • Quoted use time: 13.5 hr
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