Samsung officially announced the release of its 2 new powerful Windows 8 tablets during its Unpacked event at IFA 2012 in Berlin on 29 August 2012- The Samsung ATIV SMART PC and Samsung ATIV SMART PC PRO with a Third- generation Intel Core i5 processor at its heart.

The Samsung ATIV Smart PC and ATIV Smart PC pro, as mentioned above, use Microsoft’s Windows 8 OS Full version enabling them to run both Windows 8 style apps and Classic Windows 7 desktop apps.

Both the tablets come with a multitouch, capacitive touchscreen with an optional keyboard. The keyboard attaches to the tablets magnetically enabling the users to use it as a laptop also. Both the ATIV tablets also include a S Pen for use with the S Note app for Windows 8.

The ATIV Smart PC is just 9.9 mm thin with the Intel’s new low-power dual core Clovertrail CPU with upto 2GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD Storage also featuring 3G, 4G LTE and Wi-Fi.

The ATIV Smart PC Pro version is a bit thicker (i.e., 11.9 mm thick) than the non- Pro version as cooling is required for its Intel Core i5 CPU. It has upto 4GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD Storage with approximately 8 hours of battery life. This acts as a tablet cum laptop for users who want a tablet but with more power.

The dimensions are measured to be 304.0 x 189.4 x 9.9 mm with a weight of 750g(including the battery). The display size is 11.6 inches with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels with LCD technology including a LIGHT SENSOR.

It also includes a 8 megapixel external camera and a 2 megapixel front- facing camera with digital zoom and flash.

Also, a USB Port 2.0 is available. It supports MP3 and WMA music playbacks and MPEG4 and H.263 Video playbacks. The headphones connector size is 3.5 mm wide. Other features present are the sensors like Accelerometer and Voice Recording.

Undoubtedly, this is quite a powerful device but its weight being a bit high might prove disappointing. Let us hope for the best…

There is no official market release date yet or any information regarding its prices.






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