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PC Deal of the Week - Samsung ATIV Smart PC XE500

By December 16, 2012

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Samsung ATIV Smart PC XE500
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One of the problems that many people had with the original release of the Windows 8 Surface RT tablet is the operating system. The ARM architecture and corresponding operating system meant that your traditional programs used with previous versions of Windows would not work. This isn't a problem with the standard Windows 8 operating system and desktops. Microsoft's Surface Pro is set to release sometime next year with the full x86 processors and standard Windows 8 but it is going to cost significantly more. If you just can't wait for that, then you could always look at the Samsung ATIV SmartPC X500ET1C-A04US from NewEgg for just $600, the same price as the Surface with its smart cover keyboard. This tablet features an Intel Atom Z2760 processor, 2GB DDR3 memory, 64GB SSD storage, 11.6-inch display, 802.11a/g/n wireless, 8MP rear and 2MP front camera and of course Windows 8.

Disclaimer: All deals are those advertised by the retailer in question and may have rebates or other conditions of purchase for the products. Please be sure to read all disclaimers from the seller before purchasing.

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