Since Windows 8’s release, manufacturers have been struggling to create the perfect form factor for their products. We take a first look at the tablet hybrid Samsung ATIV Tab 7 that just arrive in our labs, the ATIV Tab 7 is a Windows 8 Pro tablet which allows you to switch between tablet and laptop usage, just like ASUS’s Transformer tablets.

The model that we’ve got is the HSPA version – XE700T1C-H01MY. First impressions of the tablet is that it is heavy and it definitely will not win any beauty contest, however, we noticed some great usability when carrying the ATIV Tab 7 around with us, for those ‘speccy’ people, below is the hardware that powers this bad boy :-

Intel Core i5 3317U 1.7GHz Dual-core processor, turbo boost up to 2.6GHz

4GB DDR3 1600MHz onboard system RAM


11.6” Full HD (1920×1080) LED Panel (400nit brightness)

5.0 Megapixel Rear Camera, 2.0 Megapixel Front Camera

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

WiFi 802.11 b/g/n Dual Band, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0

1 x USB 3.0, 1 x MicroSD Card slot, 1 x MicroSIM slot, 1 x MicroHDMI port


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