Last month at IFA 2012, Samsung has announced a new Windows device on their tablet line up, called as the Ativ Tab and now details specs and features of the device has appear on the Samsung site. Might be you have familiar with the Galaxy Note 10.1 Android-powered tablet or other powerful laptop from this company, but this models offers different specs. Samsung Ativ Tab tablet is the first device from the company that preloaded with the lighter versions of Windows 8 OS aka Windows 8 RT as the operating system. If you looking for a new portable device that aimed for users on the go, but not familiar with Android system, we suggested you to take a while to look at the device. Perhaps, it’s the device that you looking for.
Samsung Ativ Tab Tablet Specs
Comes with impressive design and hardware specs, Samsung Ativ Tablet is designed to gives great experience like uses the conventional PCs or laptop, but also portability like a tablet. Weighing just at 1.25 pounds (570grams) with shiny dark gray chassis and measures 265.8 x 168.1 x 8.9 mm, the device feels great and comfortable in your hand. It little longer and lighter than the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet which has dimension in 262 x 180 x 8.9 mm with weighs around at 1.28 lbs. / 581 g. You can also easily slip it into your bag.
Speaking of hardware, the Ativ tablet will be powered by a 28nm Snapdragon APQ8060A dual core processor which has a base clock speed at 1.5GHZ, paired with Adreno 305 GPU to enahnced graphics performance, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, 32/64GB of internal storage and pre-installed with the latest Microsoft’s OS that designed for ARM’s platform, the Windows 8 RT as the operating system. The 10.1 inch High definition PLS LCD touchscreen display bright, clear, vivid color and excellent viewing angles for watching videos, images or playing light games.
The tablet’s screen capable to playing 720p video playback, offer very bright at 400-nits, 16:9 aspect ratio and support a native resolution at 1366×768 pixels. Like the ThinkPad Tablet 2, users also can enjoy their favorite movies or video in this tablet on higher resolutions at HDTV by connecting the cable to HDMI port. For face to face video communications, usrs can uses 1.9 megapixel front facing camera that integrated with digital microphone, while for capture photos or video record, the device has 5 megapiel rear camera with autofocus support and Led Flash, as well as dual front-firing speakers.
Samsung Ativ Tab Features
As the Windows based device, the Ativ also full compatible with other Microsoft applications and features. On the press release, the company also said if the device will be preloaded with Internet Explorer, Windows Explorer, Windows Explorer, Bing Search, Bing Map, Xbox Movie, Music Players and Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT which contains new versions of OneNote apps and PowerPoint apps, as well as Word and new Excel programs. It also integration with Bit Locker encryption and free 7GB storage space in SkyDrive.
In term of interface and connectivity, Samsung Ativ will be equipped with USB 2.0 Host, microHDMI, audio jack, microSD card slot for expandable memory space up to 64GB, latest Bluetooth 4.0, Assisted GPS and Wi-Fi a/b/g/n with supports Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi Channel Bonding capabilities. Other features are ambient light sensor, accelerometer sensor, Gyro sensor, Capacitive Sylus and more.
Samsung Ativ Tab Price
Unfortunately, no word from Samsung about availability and pricing in the US, UK or other Europe maret at this moment, but the Slovenian online retailer has listed Samsung Ativ Tab Windows 8 RT tablet with price tag at €650 for 32GB models and base configurations (no stylush, optional keyboard or other accessories). So, whay do you think about the price? Is it worth for the money?