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    Default Ativ 700T - The differences between the A01, A02, A03, and A04

    I've been having the worst time figuring out the exact differences between the 4 SKUs that Samsung has available for the Ativ 700T, so I sat down with all the spec sheets and pulled out all of the differences in the models. If something isn't listed, it's because it's the same across all four models (at least, according to spec sheets and what I could find online currently.) If it's different from the A01 model, I've bolded it.

    So far, the major, and most surprising differences are that the 02 has a slower clock speed, no specified graphics chip, and is thinner and lighter, while the 04 model uses Windows 8 Pro, and is a larger machine, but not with a larger screen size.

    I'm still at a loss as to why there are 4 different models with such minor spec differences. Anyone know why that is?

    XE700T1C-A01US
    Operating System Windows 8 (64-bit)
    CPU Clock Speed 1.70 GHz
    Dimensions 11.6" x 7.2" x 0.5"
    Screen Size 11.6"
    Graphics Chip Intel® HD Graphics 4000
    Memory Type DDR3 (1600MHz)
    Hard Drive/ RPM/SATA 128 SSD/SSD/SATA 2
    Wireless LAN 802.11 a/b/g/n
    Wired Ethernet LAN: Gigabit LAN
    WiDi: Yes
    Weight: 1.89 lb

    XE700T1C-A02US
    Operating System Windows 8 (32-bit)
    CPU Clock Speed 1.50 GHz
    Dimensions 11.6" x 7.2" x 0.38"
    Screen Size 11.6"
    Graphics Chip None listed
    Memory Type DDR32L
    Hard Drive/ RPM/SATA 128 SSD/SSD/SATA 2
    Wireless LAN 802.11 a/b/g/n
    Wired Ethernet LAN: Gigabit LAN
    WiDi: None Listed
    Weight: 1.65 lb.

    XE700T1C-A03US
    Operating System Windows 8 (64-bit)
    CPU Clock Speed 1.70 GHz
    Dimensions 11.6" x 7.2" x 0.5"
    Screen Size 11.6"
    Graphics Chip Intel® HD Graphics 4000
    Memory Type DDR3 (1600MHz)
    Hard Drive/ RPM/SATA 128 SSD/None listed/None listed
    Wireless LAN 802.11 a/b/g/n
    Wired Ethernet LAN: Gigabit LAN
    WiDi: Yes
    Weight 1.89 lb

    XE700T1C-A04US
    Operating System Windows 8 Pro (64-bit)
    CPU Clock Speed 1.70 GHz
    Dimensions 11.97" x 7.46" x 0.47"
    Screen Size 11.6"
    Graphics Chip Intel® HD Graphics 4000
    Memory Type DDR3 (1600MHz)
    Hard Drive/ RPM/SATA 128 SSD/None listed/SATA 2
    Wireless LAN 802.11 a/b/g/n, Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235 (2x2)
    Wired Ethernet LAN: None listed
    WiDi: Yes
    Weight 1.89 lb

    In case people want more info, here are the URLs from Samsung. I pulled all the info from here, plus web searches for each model online to verify.
    Specs - Tablet PCs XE700T1C | Samsung Tablet PCs
    Specs - Tablet PCs XE700T1C | Samsung Tablet PCs
    Specs - Tablet PCs XE700T1C | Samsung Tablet PCs
    Specs - Tablet PCs XE700T1C | Samsung Tablet PCs

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    Default Re: Ativ 700T - The differences between the A01, A02, A03, and A04

    game: Nice job. Folks on this forum have been asking for this type of information, so I'm sure that your post will be very useful. We'll pin it to the top of the forum, for now.

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    Default Re: Ativ 700T - The differences between the A01, A02, A03, and A04

    I'll just paste the contents of a previous post I've made. It uses the same data you've found, but amends it with a few facts provided by other sources.

    The only resource I've found comparing the Samsung Ativ Smart PC Pro XE700T1C A01, A02, A03, and A04 is by going to this link on Samsung's US website and changing the model number in the URL. Here's a table of the differences that the Samsung website has reported.

    Model Price OS CPU clock RAM type Dimensions (W x D x H) Weight Wireless
    A01 (US) $1,200 Windows 8 (64-bit) 1.70 GHz DDR3 (1600MHz) 11.6" x 7.2" x 0.5"* 1.89lb 802.11 a/b/g/n, has WiDi
    A02 (US) $1,200 Windows 8 (32-bit) [this is incorrect! It's 64-bit] 1.50 GHz [this is incorrect! It's 1.7GHz] DDR32L 11.6" x 7.2"x 0.38"* 1.65lb 802.11 a/b/g/n, doesn't mention WiDi status
    A03 (US) $1,200 Windows 8 (64-bit) 1.70 GHz DDR3 (1600MHz) 11.6" x 7.2" x 0.5"* [This doesn't match their diagram's dimensions] 1.89lb 802.11 a/b/g/n, has WiDi
    A04 (US) $1,930 (possibly comes with Office?) Windows 8 Pro (64 bit) 1.70 GHz DDR3 (1600MHz) 11.97" x 7.46" x 0.47"* 1.89lb 802.11 a/b/g/n, has WiDi, Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235 (2x2)


    Edit: *Obviously a tablet whose screen is 11.6" on the diagonal can't be 11.6" in width. I have the A03 with me right now, and I can confirm that its dimensions are 11.97" x 7.46" x 0.47", so I assume that the whole range follows these same dimensions.

    Here is a very helpful Amazon review that I used for better information on the A02 and A04.

    Summarily, even Samsung don't have a clue what the difference between these products is.

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    Default Re: Ativ 700T - The differences between the A01, A02, A03, and A04

    The A03US version does not come with an Ethernet port of any type.

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    Default Re: Ativ 700T - The differences between the A01, A02, A03, and A04

    I don't believe any of them would have an ethernet port; they seem too thin. But yes, the A03UK also lacks one. I would recommend a USB->ethernet converter if needed (and a USB hub on top).
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    Default Re: Ativ 700T - The differences between the A01, A02, A03, and A04

    Ooh, thanks for the updates! I am curious to see how other shipped variants compare to the specs that Samsung reports.

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    Default Re: Ativ 700T - The differences between the A01, A02, A03, and A04

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    Hi, How about the weight for the A02 model? Could it really be 1.65 lbs vs 1.89 lbs for the rest. I doubt that is correct either.

    I just don't get Samsung. Why can't they at least publish these data correctly. I agree that even Samsung hasn't got a clue. Probably their PM in Seoul has it. That is it. I once bought a laptop based on the info their techs gave me and it ended up being different. This was regarding wifi chip in the model. Atheros vs Intel. Luckily Amazon came through.

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    Default Re: Ativ 700T - The differences between the A01, A02, A03, and A04

    Quote Originally Posted by kontrol1 View Post
    Hi, How about the weight for the A02 model? Could it really be 1.65 lbs vs 1.89 lbs for the rest. I doubt that is correct either.
    I believe the weight is indeed wrong, just like the dimensions are wrong, but I have no direct proof. Perhaps online stores have a weight estimate you can compare with, but certainly don't purchase based on that statistic only.

    I bought the A03UK simply because not all the differing models are covered by Samsung UK's 5-year warranty. I can't remember off the top of my head - and it says precisely which models are covered if you look it up - but it's only the A03 and possibly the A02 that are covered. Two of the four models are certainly not covered!

    Someone said they weren't able to fit their A04 into a standard case because it was bigger than the A01/02/03, so I can say at least that the A04 may be bigger. In fact, the A03 is assuredly 11.97" x 7.46" x 0.47", and while this is the stated size of the A04, I guess that it is bigger still than this.
    Last edited by Jamie-B; 02-18-2013 at 06:42 AM.

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    Default Re: Ativ 700T - The differences between the A01, A02, A03, and A04

    When i ordered my 700T 3 weeks ago they had both A03 and A04 in stock. So I asked the Sales lady whats the difference between A03 and A04? She said the A04 is the most recent release and would include the newest drivers etc.. So i ask what the cost difference is, she said they are the same price $1,199.. OK, i said then lets order the AO4. So we get through the information stage and when she ask for my CC # she tells me the total charge will be $1,929 plus shipping etc.. I said wait, you just told me a few minutes ago the A04 was the same price as A03, now you want to charge me $1,929, that's over $700 more then what you initially said. She said you're right sir,, can I put you on hold. After several minutes a Tech Support guy answer's asking how he can help me (the sale's girl must not have gave him any info regarding the issue) So I explain i wanted to buy the A04 and I'm being told the cost is over $700 more then the A03, what is the difference between the two. The Tech guy reiterates what the sale lady said,, the A04 is simply a newer release with recent drivers, So i ask him like i asked her,, why is the A04 over $700 more.. He says please wait sir, brings something up on his screen and say's yes, the A04 is $1,929. I again ask what is the difference between the two? He says i already told you sir, the A04 is the most recent model with the newer drivers.. I asked him well if i got with the A03 will i be able to get the newest drivers? he said the table will update drivers automatically as they are released. WTF none of this is making any sense, he agrees and says i would purchase the A03 model.. So that's what i did.. And it seems there there still i a mystery!!! WTF is the difference between the A03 and the A04? Samsung defiantly has their fingers up their behind on this one ???

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    Default Re: Ativ 700T - The differences between the A01, A02, A03, and A04

    I'm looking at ordering an ATIV 700T shortly - and it really is amazing how poorly Samsung has communicated on the differences between the A01, A02, A03, and A04 models!

    The A04 is slightly larger - making it incompatible with some of the accessories for the other 3 models.

    The A02 seems to be the only version that comes with a keyboard. Several are listed with Gigatbit Ethernet - but it looks like that comes in the form of a USB-Ethernet adapter - and not hardware inside either the tablet or the keyboard dock.

    Since Samsung is doing so poorly with this, the only way may really know what the differences are will be to have people who've purchased the different models comment on what came with theirs - keyboard, Ethernet, TPM, NFC, Windows 8 vs. Pro, ...

    But without that, looks like I'll also have to take a blind shot at ordering something too - and will likely go for the A02 - to get the keyboard - and hope that anything else that is missing I can add later (especially if it's just software).

 

 

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