At this point we’ve seen countless Windows 8 devices — Ultrabooks, convertibles and hybrids, oh my — but to date there are only a few in the latter category running Ultrabook-grade processors. Exhibit A, of course, is Microsoft’s long-awaited Surface Pro, but Samsung also has a horse in the race: the ATIV Smart PC Pro. This $1,200 machine packs a Core i5 CPU and includes a keyboard dock and an S Pen to appeal to productivity-minded users. We’ve spent some time with this 11.6-inch hybrid’s Atom-powered sibling, the ATIV Smart PC, and walked away unimpressed. So does the Smart PC Pro’s higher-end performance make for a more worthwhile product? Head past the break to find out.
Gallery: Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro review