Choosing a good tablet is quite a challenge. Especially now, when less than six months from seeing the birth of a new class of devices – tablets based on the operating system Windows 8 Comparisons are still not enough, so hurry with the new arena, which will face the Acer Iconia Tab W510 and Samsung Smart PC Ativa 500T.These models compare in both cases the variant dock. We'll try to answer not only the question of who is the best but also, and above all – in which one to invest and why? Feel free to read!
Acer Iconia Tab W510
Iconia Tab W510 is not only a new series of models offered by Acer, but also a new design. Equipment is not the strongest proposition on offer Taiwanese manufacturer, but attract the attention of those looking for a viable alternative to a netbook or tablet with Android. Full version of Windows, capacious battery and functional docking station is a major asset which for many people may be crucial.
Smart PC Ativa Samsung 500T
Equipped with a 11.6-inch Samsung 500T Ativa Smart PC is powered by an Intel Atom Z2760. During testing, we fell in love with a good screen, full Windows 8 and the possibility of using a dedicated stylus. The latter may appeal to those looking for office equipment. Tablet is a solid competition for the W510 model, in particular, that just as he has on the market that fits your 3G modem. Both tested by us belong to the same segment and have similar technical specifications. Comparing equipment, above all, in terms of design and overall performance. We decided to individually assess each of the tablets in 5 categories:
- Design and ergonomics;
In each category, you can get from 1 to 5 points.
CONSTRUCTION and ERGONOMICS
In terms of design, both devices go head to head, but the Acer wins funkcjonalniejszą dock.
Acer Iconia Tab W510 is slim. Tablet measures just 8.8 mm, and weighing 567 grams. After pointing the entire dock gets noticeably thicker and heavier, but we still have to deal with the ultra mobile model. Housing for the most part is made of plastic and finished in silver. Is sufficiently rigid, so that the pressure on the rear panel does not interfere with the display. Assembly quality is at an average level – construction sometimes creaks under the pressure. The user interface has been enhanced with Windows function key located on the front, on the screen. Ergonomics is satisfactory – both vertically and horizontally.Docking Station for W510 model is noticeably heavier than the tablet. It was nicely designed in two-tone colors, fitting the design Iconii. The keyboard is of the island – you will find here a long single Enter and Backspace. Alphanumeric block no. The keys are smooth, slightly rounded and have a short stroke. The trackpad is small and is integrated with two buttons – offers basic functionality, no gesture support. The station can be installed at any time using a dedicated connector. Mounting is solid, but the center of gravity of the machine was a little shaken – tapping on the screen sets in shaking the entire structure. Definitely proud to be a possible deviation of the screen up to 295 degrees. Smart PC Ativa Samsung 500T is made of plastic and brushed aluminum finish mimics. Tablet is noticeably heavier than Iconii (weighing 754 g) and a little thicker. What is interesting, however, included dock has a more slender silhouette. The user interface has been enhanced with the function button for easy navigating Windows much in the new UI Microsoft. Fit all the elements of a good and stiff frame design – satisfactory. Overall, however, hard to get rid of the impression that we keep in the hands of gadget or toy, not a sophisticated device. In terms of ergonomics can be drawn similar conclusions, as in the case of W510. The docking station is maintained in a similar style and made of similar materials as the tablet. Fitting into the tablet is made possible by a dedicated connector and two stiffening pinom. As far as no surprise keyboard – type the alphanumeric island without the block. In place of the trackpad is mounted ClickPad. It is worth noting that when you connect the dock bottom of the tablet is inserted into the strip layout, and thus can not easily hide or remove the stylus. [Temperatura_porownanie] APPEARANCE / QUALITY [/ temperatura_porownanie]
In terms of screen real battle is between Samsung and LG.
Acer Iconia Tab W510 is equipped with IPS screen (made CineCrystal technology), with a diagonal of 10.1 inches and a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. The viewing angles are good, and the quality and uniformity of the backlight completely satisfactory – the maximum deviations are 10 cd/m2. The screen supports multi-touch, with five pressure points. The sensor is properly calibrated, and the panel has a decent response time. The effect of "hot tub" (characteristic of air bubbles under the screen) is visible only when a strong touch display. There we have a set of classical gestures recognized by the system correctly.Samsung, in turn, benefited from a PLS screen (in opposition to matrices produced by LG). Screen size is equal to 11.6 ", and the resolution is the same as in the case of W510. In terms of image quality Ativa Smart PC 500T falls a little better than its competitor. It is also worth mentioning the high brightness – with a maximum strength of the backlight display offers up to 384 cd/m2. Unfortunately, in terms of the uniformity of the backlight slightly jerky (deviations in the lower part of the display reaches 40 cd/m2). Matrix provides support for multi-touch and the included stylus, the presence of which again works in favor of the Korean manufacturer's model. [temperatura_porownanie] SCREEN [/ temperatura_porownanie]
Acer clearly focuses on wireless connectivity, and Samsung balances the number of USB ports.
Acer Iconia Tab W510 is equipped with two cameras. Main has a resolution of 8 megapixels and can record video in Full HD, the speed of 24 frames per second. We will not replace the classic compact, but verify when we just do not have it at hand. Front, acting as a webcam for video chat, offers a resolution of 2.1 megapixels. In terms of communication module manufacturer has set the standard – working WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n, Bluetooth and GPS. The icing on the cake is the NFC system offers a quick exchange of files over short distances. In terms of wired connections can count on MicroSD, MicroUSB and microHDMI, and when you connect the docking station available, we will also have a full-size USB 2.0 standard.Smart PC Ativa Samsung 500T is almost a reflection twin W510 model, in terms of equipment. The two cameras feature the same resolution as a competitor and offer similar quality. However, a little different wireless issue resolved. In the basic model because we have only access to WiFi and Bluetooth module. The market, however, is a variant available with GPS and 3G modem. No NFC module is not as noticeable. We however, have access to the aforementioned pen. Peripherals can be connected via the full-size USB port on the standard 2.0 with OTG, we also have available microHDMI and MicroSD connector, a docking station when connected two additional USB 2.0 standard. [Temperatura_porownanie] ACCESSORIES [/ temperatura_porownanie]
Acer beats rival with the second battery, the integrated dock.
Acer Iconia Tab W510 is armed with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 8082 mAh. Second battery (7648 mAh) is mounted in a docking station, and the transition from one source to another is smooth and does not cause any complications. Tablet will allow you to watch movies in Full HD for more than 10 hours. Cells shows similar performance Samsung Smart PC Ativa 500T, but the docking station does not have an additional battery. [Nggallery id = 136 template = techmaniak] [temperatura_porownanie] OUTPUT POWER [/ temperatura_porownanie]
A similar set of components brings tablets to each other in performance.
The heart of both models is a 2-core Intel Atom Z2760 (Clover Trail platform), clocked at 1.80 GHz, backed by 2 GB of DDR2 RAM and an integrated Intel GMA 3600. As a data warehouse can be used 32 or 64 GB (for Korean only 64 GB) memory use eMMC fast. In both cases, we can count on the presence of a full 32-bit version of Windows 8 Navigating the system is smooth and lag and cutting occur relatively rarely, unless we decide to clog up the memory card while running several web browsers and word documents or applications requiring Sony Vegas-style or image editor GIMP. It can be said that in terms of performance tablets go head to head. This is confirmed by the benchmark results that we present below. [Nggallery id = 128 template = techmaniak] Acer Iconia Tab W510:
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution (2011): 1 frames / s, regardless of the level settings;
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002): an average of 18 frames / s;
- Heroes of Might and Magic V (2006): an average of 6 frames / sec (set high) or 10 frames / sec (low settings).
Smart PC Ativa Samsung 500T:
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution (2011): 1 frames / s regardless of the level settings;
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002): an average of 25 frames / s;
- Heroes of Might and Magic V (2006): an average of 5 frames / s (high settings), 6 frames / sec (medium settings) and 7 frames / sec (low setting)
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And the winner is …
[Temperatura_tabela] … we believe Ativa Smart PC Samsung 500T, but only by a small difference in score, which gained when comparing the options screens. However, if we look at the statement from the perspective of value for money, or battery performance, the first violin begins to play far the Acer Iconia Tab W510. A In your opinion, which tablet is the best choice?