That's the reason I got this Windows 8 Tablet.
Well, without waiting my wife say anything, I better hurry get the special price during the launching. Rushed to Grand Indonesia and without long queue, I got it.
It comes with Windows 8 (not Professional edition) and a lot of crapware installed, from 64GB storage I only got 32GB of free space and that's does not includes Office 2013.
According to the website the spec are as follow:
Windows 8 (32-bit)
Processor / Chipset:
Intel® ATOM™ Processor Z2760 (1,5GHz, L2 512KB), but Windows recognize the speed as 1.8GHz.
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator
Touch Enabled 11,6" HD LED Display (1366 x 768)
2GB LPDDR2 System Memory at 800MHz (on BD 2GB)
64GB e.MMC iNAND™ Embedded Flash Drive
Stereo Speakers (0.64W x 2)
Internal Dual Array Digital Mic
2.0 megapixel Webcam (front)
8.0 megapixel Webcam with Flash (rear)
802.11abgn 1 x 1
GPS, Compass, Gyro, Accelerometer
Ambient Light Sensor
1 Micro HDMI
1 MicroSD Multi-media Card Reader
1 Headphone out / Mic-in Combo
1 Dock Port
304 x 189,4 x 9,9mm (11,97" x 7,46" x 0,39")
744 grams (screen only without keyboard dock)
As I don't like Windows 8 standard edition and all the pre-installed crapwares and to get maximized free space. I decided to rebuilt the whole thing from OS and application.
As an option to get everything back, I had to play around with Windows PE and DISKPART, so I can backup factory Recovery Image. And What did I found there? Samsung create 6GB recovery partition so we can restore to factory default, but I also found that 6GB is too much, the image file is only 4GB (4,056,352,344 bytes to be exact).
And as usual, shit always happens. My problem is during playing around with DISKPART in WindowsPE, I change the partition layout resulting my ATIV won't boot up to Windows.
The problem is I can't boot from my bootable USB flashdisk that I created for installing Windows 8 Enterprise (I have used this USB flashdisk to install Windows 8 into my older notebook). So late at night for three long hours, I was chatting with Samsung engineer from US, I got escalated as they can't help me. So I decided, I need sometime to get Inspiration from "God", so I go to bed and in the morning I decided to go to church.
In the morning, I need to have a very good breakfast so we decided to have Bakmi Aming before going to church. Then I realized that this Samsung ATIV is not using BIOS, it already using UEFI, and newer UEFI does not support booting from USB flashdisk formatted using NTFS.
Finally, I managed to installed Windows 8 Enterprise edition without all the crapwares installed, I also managed installing Office 2013. Next doing all the required updates (Drivers, Windows Application, OS Patches, etc) and I still have more than 40GB of free space. I thing that I don't have is Samsung application (S Note, S Gallery, S Player).
The experience using this Windows 8 tablet, is good and it has 3.2 Windows Experience Index, not bad at all. One thing I really like about is the capability of writing recognition. One thing that I don't like is the size when I detach the screen from keyboard dock, it's too big. iPad size is much-much better.
So did I recommend Samsung ATIV? YES.
Enjoy the pictures below.