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The Samsung ATIV Tablet: The Look Of A Tablet, The Power Of A PC

A few weeks ago I shared this picture with you.

Squee! My new tablet is here! #IntelTablets #TabletCrew

I had just received my new Samsung Ativ tablet and was super excited to try it out. I’m not new to tablets and have been using an iPad since last fall. The iPad does have its shortcomings though, which is why I’m happy to be testing this one out.

The one thing I really like about the Samsung ATIV tablet is the fact that you do not have to choose between the power of a PC and the convenience mobile tablets provide. Rather, the new Samsung tablet is the best of both worlds. The tablet with windows 8 is just as convenient for the busiest of moms as well as for the student on the go. The desktop view has a very familiar view to it since it mimics my desktop PC. The tablet features technology that is easy to learn and use, so you do not have to spend your already limited time figuring out the device.

Sleek in its appearance, the Samsung ATIV is not simply an ultra-thin tablet. It features a docking keyboard you can attach so that it functions as a fully powered laptop. In my opinion, this feature gives it the edge over the iPad. There are so many times when I want to do something on the iPad yet can’t either because of flash limitations or simply because I don’t have access to a program on my desktop. With this tablet, you have the best of both worlds.

Samsung Intel tablet start screen

The lightweight design also makes it easy to transport while the long battery life keeps it functional when you do not have a power outlet nearby. In addition to the docking keyboard, the tablet also incorporates S Pen and touch screen technology to offer you a range of operational options.

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The screen size is fairly large at 11.6 inches. It’s a lot bigger than the iPad. In fact, my first reaction when I opened the box was that it looked like a tray! It has a standard 2 GB memory system and a hard drive storage capacity of 64 GB. The tablet also uses SoundAlive technology and includes a 2.0 MP HD front webcam. There are also other ports including a micro HDMI and a micro SD card slot that you can use to connect other devices as well as slots for a headphone and microphone.

Of course, features such as these are not the only ones busy moms like myself will appreciate. The connectivity capabilities mean you do not have to be disconnected. Because it’s so sleek, you can use this little device anywhere, whether you are consulting your grocery list or working on that important presentation for work. Most of all, you do not have to choose if you have been considering getting a tablet but do not want to sacrifice the power you get from a PC or laptop.

I’ll be sharing more about my experience with this tablet soon, so stay tuned!

Do you use a tablet?  Which one?

Disclosure: I was provided a product in exchange for this review, however, all thoughts and opinions are 100% mine. #IntelTablets  #TabletCrew

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About the author

Diane Nassy

Diane is a New Jersey-based writer and blogger. She is a wife and the mom of a 9-year-old little boy. Through her blog, she wants to inspire moms to find Zen in their lives while offering practical tips and other valuable information to help families deal with everyday issues. Check out Diane's Google+ profile "


  • Wow, that is awesome that you received this to test. Where do I sign up? LOL! I have a kindle fire, the original one and hubby has the Google Nexus. We both love ours. I also have win8 on my laptop which hubby hates. I don’t mind it and I kinda like the live tiles on the desktop, It’s just a bit of a learning curve.

    I do need an updated tablet though. I kind of want something that can scan qr codes. My Kindle Fire doesn’t have a camera, so I can’t do it!

    • I agree that it is a bit of a learning curve. On my desktop, I still have Windows 7, so it took me a while to understand Windows 8.

  • I have the Google Nexus and I LOVE it! It would be nice to have one that’s a little larger though, lol. Can’t ever have too many electronics in our house!

  • I have only ever used my iPad. I have used my smart phones and have a Samsung phone. I wonder if I would like a Samsung tablet.