By Alexandra Burlacu | Jun 23, 2013 08:36 PM EDT
Samsung has unveiled what it claims to be the world's thinnest Windows 8 tablet: the Samsung ATIV Tab 3.
The company made several product announcements, including new Galaxy smartphones, an Android camera and a new Samsung ATIV Q hybrid tablet/ laptop combo, but the new ATIV Tab 3 grabbed the Windows 8 spotlight.
The new Samsung ATIV Tab 3 sports a 10.1-inch display with a 1,366 x 768 pixel resolution and packs an Atom Z2760 processor with 2GB of RAM. The tablet has 64GB of internal storage and comes with a micro SD card slot for additional memory of up to 32GB. The sides of the tablet house a few ports, including micro USB 2.0 and micro HDMI in addition to the micro SD slot.
"A tablet with the power of a PC, the ATIV Tab 3 makes personal computing more mobile than ever," reads the press release. "The tablet is the world's thinnest Windows 8 tablet - as thin as popular smartphones - and shares the premium design of the GALAXY series. It is also ideal for both creativity and productivity with improved S Pen functionality, including high level pen display and S Pen compatibility with MS Office."
The Samsung ATIV Tab 3 runs on the x86 version of Microsoft's latest Windows 8 operating system, not the not-so-popular Windows RT version. Unlike the new Samsung ATIV Q, however, this tablet does not support dual operating systems, which means users cannot switch between Windows 8 and Android. On the other hand, the slate comes preloaded with Microsoft Office Home & Student.
The "world's thinnest Windows 8 tablet" measures just 8.2mm (0.32 inches) in thickness and weighs in at 550 grams (19.40 ounces). The slate offers 10 hours of battery life on a single charge and also has an optional keyboard dock that will be available separately.
Samsung has yet to offer any details on pricing or worldwide availability for its new ATIV Tab 3, but the company should provide more information shortly.
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