callmemissouri wrote:I have a 700T myself and occasionally I will need to pop the tablet off the dock. I have heard horror stories about battery drains, but have not as of yet had that experience. Beyond that my real gripe with the keyboard is the same gripe I have with every laptop keyboard that has a stupid touch pad on it, where as you are typing your diatribe, it will move the cursor someplace unexpected on the screen and continue typing or lose focus on the edit box... but I have had that problem with each of the last 4 laptops I have owned which is due to the fact that I (as you are supposed to) rest my wrists on the area next to the touch pad.
I LOVE my 700T. It's the most powerful and portable laptop I have ever had and the performance and storage do not disappoint. I carry it everywhere I go pretty much and I can't imagine not having something like it ever again. This price is impressive. I'm tempted to buy one for my parents (mom mostly) so they can have something lightweight and practical for use in the living room.
But that's just my opinion. As I said, I have heard horror stories, but have not witnessed them so I'm not going to repeat hearsay.
I am going to echo these sentiments. I took a chance on a refurb 700T from NewEgg a little while ago, and it has been fabulous. I read quite a bit about the keyboard dock connection issues in various reviews, but the connection in my unit has been pretty close to rock solid for me when attached.
I also own a Surface Pro, and I think the 700T provides a lot more general utility with the standardized laptop-style keyboard and touchpad (and integrated storage for the stylus). The battery life on the 700T is also leaps and bounds better than a (1st gen) Surface Pro (good job Samsung/boo Microsoft). I get 2-3 hours more per battery charge using the 700T compared to the Surface Pro. In fact, the difference is so startling that it's almost hard to believe that they both have nearly identical internals and specs.
If you are looking for a 2-in-1 convergence device on a budget, I think there is little out there that is better than the 700T. You could could go for a Surface Pro 2 or a Sony Vaio Duo or whatever, but you'll be paying more than double what this 700T is selling for right now on Woot.
As for your typing/touchpad issues, I installed TouchFreeze on my wife's laptop, and it has done wonders for her:
If anyone has any questions about the 700T, feel free to ask, and I'll do my best to answer.
no1rockfan wrote:Can the Samsung 500t or 700t run something like Photoshop Elements or is it limited to certain software?
Either model can run it, because they both have full Windows 8 installed. However, the 500T only runs on the Intel Atom Processor (which is much less powerful than what is in the 700t), so your performance would most likely be significantly better on the 700T when running PS Elements or any other resource-intensive applications. The 700T also has a full 1080p display, double the storage, and double the ram, which makes a huge difference if your intention is to use it for photo editing.