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4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty solid, October 16, 2013
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This review is from: Samsung ATIV Tab 3 XE300TZC-K01US 10.1-Inch 64GB Tablet with Keyboard (Personal Computers)
I've been using this tablet for 3 purposes. Firstly as a mini travel laptop that weighs very little and takes up very little space, secondly as a sketchbook, and lastly just as a couch tablet like most people.

As a sketchbook, it's pretty solid. I've installed photoshop and while the computer isn't fast enough for giant files, it works perfectly well for light sketching and painting.

When it comes down to it, this is not the fastest machine on the market. What it is though, is the cheapest full windows 8 tablet with a pressure sensitive pen that is currently available. The Surface Pro is faster and overall better, however it's also heavier, costs more, and doesn't come with a keyboard/cover (which costs even more).

Weigh your options. There are android tablets that are pressure sensitive and faster for cheaper if that's what you want. The newest galaxy tablet is that. This particular tablet just suited my needs the best based on what was on the market.
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Initial post: Nov 11, 2013 5:58:42 AM PST
I. Thomas says:
As I understand, Samsung did the work of providing Wintab support so that the S Pen works with Photoshop, Painter etc with pressure, am I correct? About this time last year, I bought the ATIV500 with the duo core Atom and it didn't quite cut it in the Desktop or as a sketching gadget. I'm very curious what you think about this newer quad core Atom for Desktop work. Is it mostly free of annoyances when using Photoshop, Artrage etc? Have you tried Manga Studio? It is my favorite for drawing... fantastic brushes & tons o' features.

Posted on Nov 23, 2013 10:13:08 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 21, 2014 10:04:14 PM PDT
O. Ogunsakin says:
Thanks for the art-inclined review. It is amazing how the presence or otherwise of a Wacom digitizer is glossed over even in tech website reviews.

I'm down to either this or Galaxy Note 10.1; my issue with the Note is the still-limited art app selection on Android.

Based on your experience, would you recommend this ATIV tablet instead? I'm not talking about running Maya here; this will be a digital sketchpad. I may not even install Photoshop or Painter; I'll probably only run Sketchbook Pro and Artrage on this.

UPDATE (03/22/14): At this moment, the original Surface Pro - for a little more money - is a better option.

Posted on Dec 5, 2013 10:00:55 PM PST
buyer says:
Does the charger for the tablet go all the way in? When I charge mynes, you can still a good portion of the silver lining.
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