By Anu Passary | Nov 01, 2012 01:11 PM EDT
Samsung and Microsoft teamed up to release a gamut of Windows-based devices, which includes the Windows RT tablet called the ATIV Tab.
"The new Samsung ATIV Tab is designed with a classy hairline finish, and delivers a full Windows 8-based PC experience with superior tablet mobility," notes Samsung.
The device also provides a PC experience without any installation hassles. A user just needs to "effortlessly link the ATIV Tab" with their mouse, keyboard, and printer. Additionally, the ATIV Tab will be compatible with a range of Windows-based PC devices and accessories like printers, projectors, keyboards, external monitors etc., courtesy its USB port and uHDMI, negating the need to install additional software.
Here's a look at the ATIV Tab's features and specifications.
Processor and Display
The ATIV Tab sports a 10.1-inch HD LCD display with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution. The ATIV Tab is powered by a dual-core processor, which is clocked at 1.5GHz. Samsung claims that the tablet "instantly boots up without lagging."
The ATIV Tab is 6.61 inches tall and measures 10.46 inches wide, and is just 0.35 inches thick, making it "always ready to go" claims Samsung. It weighs 1.2 pounds, putting it in the same league as other similar-sized Android tablets.
Storage and Memory
The ATIV S Tab will come in 32/64 GB on-board storage options and will have 2GB of RAM. The tablet also has an expandable memory option via a microSD card of an additional 64GB.
The ATIV Tab comes with Windows RT operating system, which is a version of Microsoft's latest Windows 8 OS that has been developed especially for ARM devices. However, like all Windows RT tablets, Samsung's ATIV Tab will not be able to Legacy Windows software, but only apps designed for the new user interface.
Battery and Camera
A powerful 8200mAh battery fuels the ATIV Tab. Samsung notes that the battery provides enough power to allow users to work on their projects and "review or share then virtually anytime and anywhere." The hours of usage offered by the battery is not known yet.
The tablet also has a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and LED flash, and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing snapper.
The ATIV Tab comes with Office Home and Student 2013 RT, which offers the new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote applications "to help transform the way people get things done at home, school or work."
Samsung asserts that these applications are "fully featured with complete document compatibility," which means that users can open and create any document, edit and share it with other just like they do on a desktop.
The ATIV Tab also packs in Samsung's ChatOn mobile communication service, the music portal Samsung Hub, and a photo editor. The Wi-Fi only tablet also has USB and Micro-HDMI ports, NFC support, a microSD card slot, and Bluetooth 4.0.
Samsung and Microsoft are yet to disclose the pricing details and exact availability date of the ATIV Tab. However, it is anticipated, that the tablet will release in November, in time for the holiday season.
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