The Samsung Ativ Tab was announced in this year’s IFA event along with its smartphone sidekick, the Samsung Ativ S – a Windows Phone 8 handset. Both devices will be powered by Microsoft’s Windows and will eventually get the high-end treatment. This time, another choice of OS pops up. Is the Samsung Ativ Tab a threat on the iPad 3 and Google Nexus 7?


It is pretty obvious that the newly made Ativ line of devices is for the Windows Operating system. We all know that the Galaxy Series is made for android so we could expect the same thing on Ativ. Hopefully, we’ll see more Samsung Ativ handsets in the near future.

It will have a 10.1-inch display with a 1366×768 pixel resolution – so this simply means that it is another competitor to the iPad 3 and to Samsung’s very own Galaxy Note 10.1 which was recently launched a few weeks ago.

The Samsung Ativ Tab will also sport a speedy 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 2GB of RAM, and an optional 32GB or 64GB storage. The 1.5GHz isn’t too much against the quad-cores nowadays but from what I’ve heard, the Windows RT OS is not that heavy as opposed to android so that could make up for it.

Here’s a hands-on video courtesy of GSMArena.

On top of all those hardware is the latest Microsoft Windows RT. If you’re not aware on what it is, it is a lighter version of the Windows 8 Pro that’s specifically made for tablets. Here’s a rundown of its specs.

Samsung Ativ Tab Specifications

  • Microsoft Windows RT
  • 10.1-inch Capacitive touchscreen display with 1366×768 pixel resolution
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz dual-core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB or 64GB internal storage
  • 5MP auto focus with LED flash camera
  • 1.9MP front camera
  • Wi-Fi, GPS
  • Bluetooth v4.0, microUSB
  • Micro HDMI
  • NFC
  • 8200mAh battery

There are still no details about the pricing and availability of the Samsung Ativ Tab in the Philippines. I’ll get back to this once informations are revealed.

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