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Samsung ATIV SmartPC Pro and Acer Iconia Tab W510 demoed by Ukrainian reviewer

Ukrainian Microsoft evangelist Igor "Walker" Shastitko has published two videos on YouTube - one of the Samsung ATIV SmartPC Pro and the other sporting the Acer Iconia Tab (W510). While the review is in a language many of us may not be able to interpret, it's good to see both Windows 8 tablets in action to see how smooth the experience will be should you decide to purchase one for yourself.

We were at AT&T's event last night that featured not only the Nokia Lumia 920 but the Samsung ATIV SmartPC Pro too, so be sure to check out our quick hands-on with the tablet. If our coverage isn't enough, there's always Shastitko with the above video that boasts a lengthy review of the device. As for the Acer Iconia Tab, the tablet also appears to run fairly well with Windows 8 looking superb.

Head on past the break to see the Acer Iconia Tab in action.

Source: YouTube (Samsung ATIV / Acer Iconia); thanks, Arthur, for the tip!

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Samsung ATIV SmartPC Pro and Acer Iconia Tab W510 demoed by Ukrainian reviewer

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Looks very good MS def has the right stuff lining up. If they market these product right they can def make a huge dent in tablet and smart phone markets.

This looks very nice. So psyched to finally be in the game. Why did it take so long? Microsoft wanted to do it right, and they have a much larger plate to serve. It will be interesting to see what sticks after all these different device type are thrown onto the wall. I have no doubt that a subset of these devices will drive the market sooner rather than later. Nicely done MS, I'm sure the bugs will be attended to shortly as well.

I was always totally baffled as to why MS was so incredibly clueless on the lack of "touchability" starting with that generation of tablets and overflowing over to the "pocket pc" phones. I'm no Apple fan but all they did was excersize common sense with the finger approach. I never understood how MS could have missed that in such obvious and monumental fashion. They remind me of my Dad sometimes. They are so smart in many ways, and at that time they were so stupid in so many others. I think they have finally gotten a clue. But then Win 8 also has some inexplicable spots. An obvious example for me is something as simple as the "all apps" screen. It's a freaking mess. Am I the only one that thinks so? They got a lot right in Win 8 but there is a lot that needs to be fixed asap. And as glad as I am that they finally added cropping to the Metro Photo's app, is it that hard to add brightness, contrast, and some of the other more obvious simple editing tasks? Maybe the coding aspect of all that is harder than I am aware, but it sure seems easy considering all the available apps that can already do that.

Looks a bit plasticky-cheap. Good the predecessor (Series 7 Slate) is serving me well for nearly a year on Win8 already...and was nicely build in aluminum. So no need to upgrade that just for one-two hours more runtime (Sandy vs. Ivy). Just a sleek, lighter RT tab for the go will do... :-)