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Samsung GT-P8510 Ativ Tab
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Samsung GT-P8510 Ativ Tab 1.5GHz 32GB 10.1" Tablet

1.5GHz Windows RT 32GB 10.1" Sep 2012
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23 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this tablet computer rated it as 80%.

Excellent Brand

Samsung is one of the best tablet manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Samsung also has excellent reviews for its tablet computers.

Nice Design

Some Samsung GT-P8510 Ativ Tab reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this tablet was a good design. Pc Mag said two years ago “Attractive design” in their review however they gave the product a score of 3 stars. One person said in their reviews that it was smooth. Pc Mag said “Smooth performance”.

One Samsung GT-P8510 Ativ Tab reviewer who purchased this tablet concluded that it was neat. Expert website Gsmarena.com mentioned in their review “The interface is impressive with cool gestures and neat little tri” .

One customer concluded that the product was good looking. Expert review site Phonearena.com said four years ago “We cannot hide it, folks – having the chance to preview the Samsung ATIV Tab is getting us pretty excited”.

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Good Battery Life

Several customers who reviewed the Samsung GT-P8510 Ativ Tab concluded that it had a good battery life. Pcmag.com mentioned on PC Mag “The myCharge Talk & Charge+ external battery is good for charging your devices on the go.”. Pc Mag wrote “Good battery life” in their review of the Samsung GT-P8510 Ativ Tab.

Good Size

Some Samsung GT-P8510 Ativ Tab owners mentioned in their reviews that this tablet was lightweight. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned “Small and lightweight models like the myCharge Talk & Charge tend to have unfavorable”. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ mentioned “With solid specs and a sleek, lightweight build” in their review of the Samsung GT-P8510 Ativ Tab but despite that they only gave the product a score of 60 out of 100.

One Samsung GT-P8510 Ativ Tab owner who reviewed it concluded that it was compact. Expert review site Pcmag.com said in their Samsung GT-P8510 Ativ Tab review “The myCharge Talk & Charge+ is a compact and portable external battery that's primarily designed with micro USB devices in mind, like Android”.

One Samsung GT-P8510 Ativ Tab owner who reviewed the Samsung GT-P8510 Ativ Tab said that it was thin. Pc Mag wrote “Slim, lightweight design”.

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Good Support

A few Samsung GT-P8510 Ativ Tab owners who purchased the product agreed that it had good technical guidance. Techradar.com said in their review “Buying Guide Best cheap tablets Honestly, we're really struggling to get past the price tag” although they only gave it a score of 3 stars. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ wrote three years ago “Buying Guide 10 best tablet PCs in the world today The Samsung Ativ Tab is undeniably a high-end tablet” .

Good Connectivity

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung GT-P8510 Ativ Tab was good in terms of USB connections. Pc Mag mentioned in their review on PC Mag “Includes short, built-in micro USB cable”.

One Samsung GT-P8510 Ativ Tab owner reckoned that the Samsung GT-P8510 Ativ Tab was wifi compatible. Pc Mag said in their Samsung GT-P8510 Ativ Tab review two years ago “Modern wireless technologies, including NFC” although they only scored the product 3 stars.

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Easy to Use

A number of Samsung GT-P8510 Ativ Tab reviewers concluded that this tablet had a good interface. Expert website Tablets-Help.com mentioned “You can attach an external optional keyboard for easy interface” in their Samsung GT-P8510 Ativ Tab review.

Robust

A few people who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made. Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag “Good feel, workmanship” however despite that they only gave the product a score of 60 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung GT-P8510 Ativ Tab was good quality. Notebookcheck.net mentioned in their review of this tablet “The plastic case is of very good quality”. T3.com wrote “The Samsung Ativ Tab is a well made tablet and a natural design evolution from the Galaxy Tab 10.1”.

Flash Storage Medium

This tablet computer supports a Flash storage medium, which is the most commonly supported storage medium on tablet computers of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Large Screen Size

The screen sizes of tablet computers of this age and spec range from 3.5" to 19", and the average screen size is 8.6". With a screen size of 10.1 inches, the Samsung GT-P8510 Ativ Tab has a fairly large screen size compared to most of the other tablets of this age and spec.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 10.1" tablets currently available including the Galaxy Tab 2, the GT-P5110 Galaxy Tab 2, or the SM-P6000 Galaxy Note all from Samsung which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a tablet computer with a larger screen size then you might also want to consider the SM-T800 Galaxy Tab S (10.5" and higher rated), the SM-T800 Galaxy Tab S (10.5" and higher rated), or the SM-T800 Galaxy Tab S (£71.42) (10.5" and higher rated) all from Samsung.

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Quite Large Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 32 gigabytes, the Samsung GT-P8510 Ativ Tab has a fairly large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets that have been around for around the same time as the GT-P8510 Ativ Tab. Tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the GT-P8510 Ativ Tab have internal storage capacity of between 0.25GB and 260GB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 32GB internal storage capacity tablet computers currently available including because of it's better review score, the Kobo Arc 7, or the Samsung SM-P6000 Galaxy Note.

If you are looking for a larger internal storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Kobo Arc 7 (64GB), the Blackberry Playbook (£111.02) (64GB), or the Samsung SM-P9000 Galaxy Note Pro (64GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly High Rear Camera Resolution

At 5 megapixels, the GT-P8510 Ativ Tab has a quite high rear camera resolution compared to most of the other tablets of a similar type and age to the GT-P8510 Ativ Tab. The average rear camera resolution of tablets of a similar spec and age to the GT-P8510 Ativ Tab is 3.7MP, and the rear camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 8MP.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 5MP rear camera resolution tablets currently available including because of it's better review score, the SM-P6000 Galaxy Note, or the SM-P6000 Galaxy Note both from Samsung or the Asus Memo Pad 8 ME181C.

If this Samsung tablet rear camera resolution is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the Motorola ET1 (8MP), the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 (8MP), or the Samsung Galaxy Notepro 12.2 (8MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Very High Display Colours

Tablets of this age and type have display colours of between 16M and 17M, and the average display colours is 16M. With a display colours of 16.77 million, the Samsung GT-P8510 Ativ Tab has one of the highest display colours amongst comparable spec tablet computers of this age.

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Fairly High Battery Capacity

The lowest battery capacity of similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to the GT-P8510 Ativ Tab is 300mAh, the highest is 9,500mAh, and the average battery capacity is 5,000mAh. The Samsung GT-P8510 Ativ Tab has a quite high battery capacity (8,200 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other tablet computers that are a comparable age to the GT-P8510 Ativ Tab.

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Flash Storage Medium

This tablet has a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many tablet computers that were launched more than two years ago.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This tablet supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec tablets that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Long Standby Time

At 546 hours, the Samsung GT-P8510 Ativ Tab has a fairly long standby time compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT-P8510 Ativ Tab. Tablets of a similar age and type to the GT-P8510 Ativ Tab have standby times of between 11h and 2,000h.

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Quite Large Internal Memory

Tablet computers that came out more than two years ago have internal memory of between 0.25GB and 8GB, and the average internal memory is 1.5GB. With an internal memory of 2 gigabytes, the GT-P8510 Ativ Tab has a quite large internal memory compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the GT-P8510 Ativ Tab.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This tablet computer has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on similar spec tablets that have been available for more than two years.

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the Samsung GT-P8510 Ativ Tab is 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 71% more display resolution than a 1024 x 600 pixels tablet computer, which is the most common display resolution. The best display resolution of all tablets of a similar spec and age to the GT-P8510 Ativ Tab is 2560 x 1600 pixels and the worst is 800 x 480 pixels.

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Very Thin

Tablet computers of this type and age have thicknesses of between 4mm and 280mm. At only 8.9 millimeters, the GT-P8510 Ativ Tab has a fairly thin thickness compared to most of the other tablet computers that were released more than two years ago.

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5 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this tablet computer is 67 out of 100 based on seventeen expert reviews from sites including Techradar, PC Mag, notebookcheck.net and Chip.de.

A Bit Expensive

One Samsung GT-P8510 Ativ Tab owner concluded that this tablet was not cheap. Expert review site Pcmag.com wrote in their review of the Samsung GT-P8510 Ativ Tab “Is quite expensive considering its capacity”. One customer who bought it considered that it was not good value for money. Two years ago Pc Mag wrote in their review “Lack of value added Samsung additions” and scored the product 3 stars.

Not 3G Compatible

The GT-P8510 Ativ Tab is not 3G compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other tablets that have been around for more than two years are also not 3G compatible.

Tablet computers which are 3G compatible that might also be worth considering include the HP ElitePad 900, the Point of View TAB-P6412, or the Samsung SM-T235 Galaxy Tab 4 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 4G Compatible

Like most of the other tablets of a comparable type and age to the GT-P8510 Ativ Tab, the GT-P8510 Ativ Tab is not 4G compatible.

Tablets which are 4G compatible that might be worth looking at include the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3, or the SM-T337 Galaxy Tab 4 both from Samsung or the Motorola ET1 which also has a higher rating.

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Only DDR2-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The GT-P8510 Ativ Tab has a DDR2-SDRAM internal memory type which is better than the DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type found on most tablet computers of a similar age and type to it. Across all tablets of a comparable age and spec to the GT-P8510 Ativ Tab the best internal memory type is LPDDR3-SDRAM and the worst is DDR-SDRAM.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung GT-P8510 Ativ Tab

Released Over Four Years Ago

This tablet was released over four years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.5 gigahertz, the Samsung GT-P8510 Ativ Tab has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the GT-P8510 Ativ Tab.

Alternative 1.5GHz processor clock speed tablets currently available that you might want to consider include the Samsung XE300TZC Ativ Tab 3 which has better reviews.

Tablet computers with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the Yarvik TAB09-211 Xenta 9.7ic (1.6GHz), the TechniSat 10G-HD (1.6GHz), or the Xoro MegaPAD 1851 (1.6GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Two Processor Cores

Compared to the other 183 tablets that were launched around the same time as the GT-P8510 Ativ Tab that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the GT-P8510 Ativ Tab is a two processor core tablet which is average.

Other 2 processor core tablets currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Galaxy Tab 2, or the GT-P5110 Galaxy Tab 2 both from Samsung or the Asus VivoTab TF810C.

If this tablet has too few processor cores then you might want to look at the Pixi 8 (3 processor cores and higher rated), or the Pixi 7 (3 processor cores and higher rated) both from Alcatel or the Nabi DreamTab HD8 (3 processor cores and higher rated).

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Specification

User Ratings
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Print Technology
Memory
Internal Memory Type
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Storage Medium
Display
Screen Size
Aspect Ratio
Touch Screen Technology
Multi-Touch Technology
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Graphics
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Video Recording
Auto Focus
Rear Camera
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Networking
3G Compatible
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Bluetooth
4G WiMAX
Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone / Microphone Port
Headphone Jack Size
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
Micro HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Phone Features
Messaging
Instant Messaging
E-Mail
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Orientation Sensor
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
GPS
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Battery
Standby Time
Battery Capacity
Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Thickness
Width
Operational Conditions
Packaging Content
Cable Included
AC Adapter
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Docking Connector
WiFi
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

(39)
12 December 2014

The myCharge Talk & Charge+ external battery is good for charging your devices on the go, but is quite expensive considering its capacity and performance...

Slim, lightweight design
Includes short, built-in micro USB cable
Good processing speed
Good battery life
Good dual cameras
Bottom Line
The myCharge Talk Charge external battery is good for charging your devices on the go, but is quite expensive considering its capacity and performance
Costly
Average display experience
Clunky interface
28 September 2013

The Windows RT based Samsung Ativ Tab is 10.1 inch device powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor with Adreno 305 GPU and 2GB RAM. You can attach an external optional... Read more…

21 January 2013

Microsoft set the standard for Windows RT-based hardware, but is there still room for partners to sell compelling alternatives? We take our first Qualcomm-powered Windows RT tablet for a spin to... Read more…

16 January 2013

Buying Guide 10 best tablet PCs in the world today The Samsung Ativ Tab is undeniably a high-end tablet, and not just because of the price tag. With solid specs and a sleek, lightweight build, it...

13 January 2013

The Samsung ATIV Tab GT-P8510 with Windows RT. The Samsung ATIV Tab is the company's first tablet running the ARM-optimised Windows RT operating system. The plastic case is of very good quality....

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User Reviews

(10)
Reviewed 17 February 2013 by Nick

I use this tablet instead of carrying a bulky laptop into work. On the train, I find it very easy to compose emails, read/write documents etc. If I really need internet connection for a short... Read more…

Reviewed 9 March 2013 by Safari Dino

I'm giving this 4 stars purely because Windows RT lets it down. The tab itself is a quality item that feels good to use and is a pleasure to own. Mine also came with the Samsung Ativ Book Cover... Read more…

Reviewed 13 April 2014 by Chris mclaughlin
(Verified Purchase)

The online details describe this as a "10.1" tablet. It's not. The screen is that size but the device is at least 10.5. Thus it does not fit into any conventionally sized cover/sleeve. The... Read more…

Reviewed 17 December 2012 by Paz

Beware the claim that this product "Delivers a full Windows 8-based PC experience" - it doesn't. It runs Windows RT, which will not run any Windows software you might already own, not even Office.... Read more…

Reviewed 22 March 2014 by Lavy
(Verified Purchase)

I like the table and thought it would be great as it has windows 8 on but I could not download apps to I sent it back. I like things simple and this was not it for although I do use the latest... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung gtp8510, samsung gtp8510m, samsung gtp8510ms, samsung gtp8510msv, samsung gtp8510msvx, samsung gtp8510msvxa, samsung gtp8510msvxar
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