Samsung ATIV Smart PC Review
There is an 8MP camera with LED flash on the back of the ATIV Smart PC, and a front-facing shooter for video chat. The interface is pretty basic in the Camera app, only letting you adjust the resolution, brightness, contrast and exposure, but you can always scoop an app from the Windows Store for color effects, HDR and the like.
The camera takes some time to focus, and the photos appear somewhat soft and undersaturated, with less detail than we would expect from the camera's resolution.
Samsung ATIV Smart PC Sample Images Fullscreen
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Samsung ATIV Smart PC Sample Images
The tablet shoots Full HD 1080 video, and the footage is mediocre, with wandering focus, pale colors, and can be quite noisy in low-light scenarios.
Samsung ATIV Smart PC Sample Video:
Samsung ATIV Smart PC Indoor Sample Video:
The biggest gripe about the default Win 8 media apps is not the music player or picture application, but rather the default video player, which doesn't support such popular containers like MKV. Thus you'd have to resort to 3rd party apps or the good old desktop mode again to install any video player your heart desires, which gives you one less reason to stay and use the Modern UI elements. Samsung even throws in CyberLink Power DVD for free, though we prefer lighter solutions.
For a tablet the ATIV Smart PC sports pretty decent stereo speakers, which don't sound too flat, or distort too much at the highest volume.
1. sonisoe (Posts: 300; Member since: 06 May 2009)
stay away from this device, i have one and its buggy. keyboard-dock screen connectivity is patchy youll be frustrated. buggy ie. freezes time to time, atom is still slow... worst crazily overpriced.... and amnot the only person with these issues...
6. lucasho2312 (Posts: 18; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
im dying waiting for the transformer book. that was 8 months since the teaser.
3. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1026; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
That screen is terrible but probably used it to keep costs down. Still crazy how a $300 tablet can have an awesome display but you have to shell out $1000 if you want a pc with even a decent display.
4. fsahin (Posts: 45; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)
It is shame to copy ASUS Transformer series!stop copying please!
8. Bilpocalypse (Posts: 301; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)
I'd rather take the Surface with the high price and shorter battery life. Atom processors are just unimpressive at this point. What a disappointing device.
9. 7thspaceman (Posts: 838; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
there is an update for the Atom processor windows 8 tablets that takes away some of it's bugs