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Samsung XE500T1C 2 Core Intel Atom 1.8GHz 2GB 64GB Flash 11.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Atom 1.8GHz 2GB Jul 2015
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A revolutionary convertible design unites the power of a notebook with the convenience of tablet. So you can enjoy outstanding mobility and convenience for instant consumption on the go, including... More
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16 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

The experts at Pclab.pl and Mobi-test.de both recommend this Samsung laptop and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The reviewer at Techindustriya.com said that this portable PC was good and gave it their "Bronze" award.

One more expert review site thought that this Samsung notebook PC was good. Pcforalla.idg.se gave this notebook PC a "Good Choice" award.

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Samsung Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Based on 1,781 user and expert reviews, Samsung has good reviews for its portable PCs. However, Samsung has unexceptional reviews for its 2 in 1 laptops compared to 2 in 1 laptops made by other brands.

Good Support

A few Samsung XE500T1C owners who bought the Samsung XE500T1C considered that it had good technical guidance. Techradar.com said on Techradar “Buying Guide 25 best laptops in the world The Samsung Ativ Smart PC is the worst part about computers - the uncertainty - amplified” in their review of the Samsung XE500T1C.

Nice Design

A number of people wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Bcchardware.com scored it 4 stars and said in their review of the Samsung XE500T1C “Samsung has a pretty good lineup of tablets, as well as a nice lineup of laptops.”. Expert website Pinoytechblog.com mentioned three years ago “The ATIV Smart PC Pro is a simple and beautiful, yet powerful convertible notebook from Samsung”.

Large Storage Capacity

One Samsung XE500T1C reviewer wrote that this laptop had good storage. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au wrote in their Samsung XE500T1C review “We just wish it had a better storage capacity for the price”.

Easy to Use

One person wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Expert website Techindustriya.com wrote “The Samsung ATIV Smart PC is a handy device, combining both tablet” in their review of the Samsung XE500T1C.

Good Size

One person who reviewed it wrote that it was thin.

Good Battery Life

One Samsung XE500T1C reviewer who reviewed the Samsung XE500T1C concluded that it had a good battery life. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au gave the product a score of 4 stars and wrote “It has a long battery life” in their review of this laptop.

Good Technical Features

One customer thought the product had good features.

Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the XE500T1C is 200MHz and the fastest is 540MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 533 megahertz, the XE500T1C's on-board graphics adapter base frequency is one of the fastest amongst notebook PCs that are a similar age to the XE500T1C.

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has a Flash storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. Flash drives store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Flash have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

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Has a Front Camera

The XE500T1C has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XE500T1C.

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Very High Rear Camera Resolution

When compared to other notebook PCs of this age and spec that we have assessed the rear camera resolution of, the XE500T1C's rear camera resolution of 8 megapixels is one of the highest. Comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XE500T1C have rear camera resolutions of between 2MP and 8MP, and the average rear camera resolution is 5.2MP.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Samsung XE500T1C has a touch sensitive screen, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the XE500T1C.

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Light

The weight of the XE500T1C of only 744 grams is one of the lightest amongst laptops of this type and age. The lightest laptop of this age and spec is 290g heavy, the heaviest is 2.8kg, and the average weight is 1.6kg.

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13 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on fourty expert reviews from sites including Techradar, Digital Versus, notebookcheck.net and techtree.com this portable PC has an overall expert rating of 68 out of 100.

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

At only 6.4 gigabytes per second, the Samsung XE500T1C has a very slow maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the XE500T1C. The maximum processor memory bandwidths of portable PCs that were released one year ago range from 6.4GB/s to 26GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 24GB/s.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XE500T1C is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago, the XE500T1C's maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the XE500T1C, the XE500T1C does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the laptops of this age and spec the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 380GB. With a total storage capacity of only 64 gigabytes, the XE500T1C has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XE500T1C.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 2 gigabytes, the XE500T1C has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for more than a year. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the XE500T1C the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 5.7GB.

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Only Intel Atom Processor Family

The XE500T1C has an Intel Atom processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

This laptop's processor family (Intel Atom) is actually the worst processor family across all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the XE500T1C.

Across comparable types of laptop the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The XE500T1C has a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This laptop's display resolution (1366 x 768 pixels) is in fact the worst display resolution amongst all similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the XE500T1C.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is the best display resolution amongst similar types of laptop.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Portable PCs that came out more than a year ago have memory clock speeds of between 800MHz and 1,600MHz. When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago that we have assessed, the memory clock speed of the XE500T1C of only 800 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of portable PCs of this type and age is 0.64W, the highest is 8W, and the average speaker power is 1.6W. The speaker power of the XE500T1C of only 0.64 Watts is one of the lowest amongst laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XE500T1C.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 30 watt-hours, the Samsung XE500T1C has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the XE500T1C have battery capacities of between 22Wh and 72Wh.

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Only Two Battery Cells

The Samsung XE500T1C is a two battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XE500T1C have between two and seven battery cells.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 1 megabyte, the Samsung XE500T1C has a very small processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the XE500T1C have processor caches of between 1MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung XE500T1C

Released Over a Year Ago

Samsung released the XE500T1C over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The XE500T1C has a pretty typical processor clock speed (1.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XE500T1C.

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Average Screen Size

The XE500T1C has a fairly typical screen size (11.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Specification

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Display
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Full HD
LED Backlight
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Optical Drive
LightScribe
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Built-In Microphone
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Audio System
Camera
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Rear Camera
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Ethernet LAN
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3G
Bluetooth
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SmartCard Slot
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GPS (satellite)
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Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Manual
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4 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(85)
2 October 2013

The 11.6 inch Windows 8 based Samsung ATIV Smart PC 500T is a fully functioning PC, packed with 1.8 GHz Intel Atom Z2760 processor and 2GB RAM. It is available for Rs.53990 in India.Samsung ATIV... Read more…

30 July 2013

For the people who likes an office laptop and a tablet in one package, the ATIV Smart PC Pro is a simple and beautiful, yet powerful convertible notebook from Samsung. This 11.6-inch FHD tablet... Read more…

27 May 2013

To be perfectly fair, I'm not the biggest tablet guy out there. I've personally owned 2 tablets, and ended up selling them both. For me I find a tablet to be ?cool? device, I just don't find them...

16 April 2013

After going through the Samsung XE500T1C-A01IN Smart PC Review, you will notice that this is a good creation from the company. Buyers will find it little expensive although it has many upgraded...

10 April 2013

The Samsung ATIV Smart PC is a handy device, combining both tablet and PC into a single device. It functions well enough, considering its tablet SoC and can stand up against regular notebooks. The...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 9 January 2013 by Zeroblowitall

The title of the product says this is the Samsung ATIV Smart PC PRO Tablet with Intel Core i5 1.70GHz Procesor with 4GB RAM. However in the product Specifications details it states that it is the... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers xe500t1ck01, xe500t1ck01p, xe500t1ck01ph, samsung xe500t1, samsung xe500t1c, samsung xe500t1ca04, samsung xe500t1ca04u, samsung xe500t1ca04us
Barcodes 00633934210001, 00887276009605
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