VivoTab Smart

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Ativ Book 7 (model NP740U3E-K01UB)

by Samsung

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Miix 10

by Lenovo

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Price Best Price: $440.00
Pros
  • Good value for the price
  • Lightweight unit and keyboard
  • Runs Windows 8, not Windows RT
  • Exceptionally thin, light, and strong
  • Above-average performance
  • Terrific keyboard and pointing devices
  • Fast battery charging
  • Very good benchmark performance
  • High-res touchscreen
  • Great battery life
  • Feels comfortable in your hands
  • Great keyboard cover available
Cons
  • Stand doesn’t let you adjust viewing angle (and default angle isn’t great)
  • Short battery life (and you can't swap in a fresh one)
  • Just one USB 3.0, one USB 2.0 (and you'll need one for ethernet)
  • Horrid keyboard
  • Annoying delays while on Wi-Fi
  • Powered by an older Intel CPU (Clover Trail)
  • Odd port layout (USB port blocked when docked)
At A Glance

This quietly elegant executive notebook is small, slim, sturdy and a dream to use. It's expensive, and its battery life is short, but it's one of the best business-travel companions we've seen.

The Samsung Ativ Book 7 has a high-resolution touchscreen display and fabulous battery life, but its wonky Wi-Fi performance is a problem and its keyboard will drive touch typists bonkers.

Lenovo's Miix 10 is a solid hybrid: It's comfortable and responsive, and the optional keyboard cover is a cut above. But so is the price tag for a generation-old processor.

Specs

Processor

Processor type Intel Atom Z2760 Intel Core i5-3427U Intel Core i5-3337u Intel Atom Z2760
Processor speed 1800.0  MHz 1800.0  MHz 1800.0  MHz 1800.0  MHz
Number of Cores   2.0   2.0

Display

Display size 10.1  inches 14.0  inches 13.3  inches 10.1  inches
Display type IPS   IPS IPS
Touchscreen Multitouch Multitouch Multitouch Multitouch
Aspect ratio 16:9 16:9 16:9 16:9
Resolution 1366 x 768  pixels 1600 x 900  pixels 1920 x 1080  pixels 1366 x 768  pixels

Graphics

Graphics Type Integrated Integrated Integrated Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset   Intel HD 4000 Intel HD 4000 Intel HD Graphics
Video Memory Type   DDR3    

Storage

Drive 1 size 54.0  GB 180.0  GB 128.0  GB 64.0  GB
Drive 1 type Solid-State Drive Solid-State Drive Solid-State Drive Solid-State Drive
Drives included 1.0   1.0 1.0

General Information

UPC Code 886227369225 887619432985 887276979410  

Ports and Connections

Available Interfaces Micro HDMI|USB Line Out 1/8|Mini DisplayPort|USB 2.0|USB 3.0 Bluetooth|HDMI|USB 3.0 Docking Station / Port Replicator|Micro HDMI|USB 2.0
Wireless connection 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n|Bluetooth 802.11ac|802.11g|802.11n 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n|Bluetooth
Ethernet Type     10/100/1000 Mbps  

Memory

Memory size 2048.0  MB 4.0  MB 4096.0  MB 2.0  MB
Memory type DDR3 DDR3 DDR3  
Memory speed   1333.0  MHz 1600.0  MHz  

Dimensions

Width 10.5  inches 13.0  inches 12.76  inches 10.4  inches
Depth 6.7  inches 8.9  inches 8.62  inches 0.4  inches
Height 0.4  inches 0.7  inches 0.74  inches 6.8  inches
Weight 1.2  pounds 3.4  pounds 3.5  pounds 1.3  pounds
Weight with Accessories   4.1  pounds 4.0  pounds  

Storage Media

SD card Micro SD Yes SD Card Yes

Included Software

Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 Pro Microsoft Windows 8 Pro Microsoft Windows 8 Pro Microsoft Windows 8 Home

Other Features

Devices Built-In Webcam|Wireless Keyboard Backlit Keyboard|Built-In Webcam|Fingerprint Reader|Touchpad (Multitouch)|Track Stick/Eraserhead Built-In Microphone|Built-In Webcam Built-In Microphone|Built-In Webcam|Docking Station|Keyboard

Motherboard

Motherboard Chipset     Samsung NP740U3E-A01UB  

Performance

Overall Performance

Worldbench Score

112.0 289.0 298.0 121.0
Worldbench Version

8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1

Battery

Battery Life

(hh:mm)

7:36 4:09 6:03 8:22

Start Up

Start Up

seconds (lower is better)

13.3 10.7 9.2 12.1

Office Productivity

PCMark 7 Productivity Suite

score (higher is better)

613.0 2535.0 4112.0 633.0

Web Browsing

Peacekeeper

score (higher is better)

425.0 2308.0 2169.0 422.0

Storage Performance

PCMark 7 Storage Test

score (higher is better)

3000.0 5291.0 4727.0 3183.0
File Compression

seconds (lower is better)

540.9 135.4 143.4 538.4

Content Creation

Video Encoding

seconds (lower is better)

1027.5 170.0 200.0 597.5
Audio Encoding

seconds (lower is better)

1471.5 278.5 289.5 1394.4
Image Editing

seconds (lower is better)

  249.9 261.0 1046.6
Image Editing - GPU Accelerated

seconds (lower is better)

  169.9 326.7  

TouchXPRT

Beautify Photo Album

Photos/sec (Higher is better)

0.23      
Beautify Photo Album

seconds (lower is better)

214.74      
Prepare Photos for Sharing

Collages/sec (Higher is better)

0.1      
Prepare Photos for Sharing

seconds (lower is better)

73.39      
Convert Videos for Sharing

X (higher is better)

1.6      
Convert Videos for Sharing

seconds (lower is better)

52.24      
Export Podcast to MP3

X (higher is better)

17.4      
Export Podcast to MP3

seconds (lower is better)

102.89      
Create Slideshow from Photos

Photos/sec (Higher is better)

0.58      
Create Slideshow from Photos

seconds (lower is better)

86.62      

Gaming

3DMark, Firestrike

score (higher is better)

  538.0 455.0  
3DMark, Cloud Gate

score (higher is better)

  3546.0 3301.0  
3DMark, Ice Storm

score (higher is better)

  34965.0 27169.0  
3DMark, Firestrike Extreme

score (higher is better)

  263.0 223.0  
Dirt Showdown, Low Quality, 1024x768

Frames per second (higher is better)

  38.6 34.4  
Crysis 3, Ultra Quality, 1024x768

Frames per second (higher is better)

  13.5 6.4  
Bioshock Infinite, Low Quality, 1024x768

Frames per second (higher is better)

  24.2 20.9  
Crysis 3, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080

Frames per second (higher is better)

    0.6  
Bioshock Infinite, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080

Frames per second (higher is better)

    3.7  

Power Usage

Working power usage

Watt hours

  2.3 2.8 1.5
Idle power usage

Watts

  9.4 18.5 3.0

Product Type

Subcategory

    Ultra Portable