Samsung continues to expand their Windows-powered mobile device universe (smartphones and tablets here, notebooks and Ultrabooks are a different matter entirely) with their latest Windows RT device, the Samsung ATIV Tab, which is more or less a Windows-powered version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. This will also maintain a 10.1″ form factor, although it does not seem to be all that powerful nor impressive on the hardware front with a 1,366 x 768 resolution, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a 5-megapixel camera at the back with a 1.9-megapixel camera in front for those vanity shots. Something tells me that the 1.9-megapixel camera in front is going to avail on newer Samsung devices for some time to come, judging by today’s announcements.
Other hardware specifications include a micro HDMI port and USB support. The Samsung ATIV Tab tips the scales at 570 grams and is a mere 8.9mm thick – or should we say, thin? Storage options are limited to just 32GB and 64GB, which should not shock anyone considering the amount of digital space required to carry Windows, Office 2013 Home and Student 2013. The battery is what impressed us the most, packing a wallop at 8,200mAh compared to the Galaxy Note 10.1’s 7,000maH. No idea on pricing, but the Samsung ATIV Tab seems to be on track for a release as soon as Windows RT/Windows 8 is pushed out of the door officially by Microsoft.
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