Quick view: Samsung Ativ Tab 3
24 July 2013 | 0
As you can see, the Ativ Tab 3 looks very much like the Galaxy Tab range. You can think of it as simple a Windows 8 version of Samsung’s Android tablets.
The Ativ Tab 3 is a 10.1" (257mm) tablet with a laptop-esque resolution of 1366×768. Samsung claims it is the thinnest Windows 8 tablet available at 8.2mm. It is reasonably light too at 550g. It has a similarly plastic build to Samsung’s other devices.
Like Samsung’s Galaxy Note range, the Ativ Tab 3 comes with an S Pen stylus and it also comes with SideSync software allowing another device, such as a smart phone, to be used as a second screen and for other tasks such as file back-up.
We did not manage to spend overly long with the Ativ Tab 3 during our short briefing but the Intel Atom Z2760 processor and 2GB of RAM seemed to be running the tablet well. It has a large 64GB of internal storage plus a microSD card slot for expansion.
Samsung touts a battery life of up to 10 hours from the tablet and it unusually has a Micro HDMI port for connecting it to larger displays.
As well as Windows 8, the Ativ Tab 3 comes pre-loaded with Microsoft Office and S Note 2.0. The new version of S Note includes features such as AirView (found on the Galaxy S4) which lets you hover over items without touching the screen and gain a preview of information-an email or photos contained in an album, for example.
Samsung has not announced a price for the Ativ Tab 3 yet but it will be released ‘later this year’.
Category Details Specifications
Resolution HD 1366×768
Processor Intel ATOM Z2760
Memory 2GB LPDDR2
HDD 64GB eMMC
Camera 720p HD
Battery Life 10 hours
L x W x H 257 x 165 x 8.2mm
I/O 1x micro USB 2.0, micro HDMI, micro SD
The Samsung Ativ Tab 3 is not majorly different from many of its competitors in this space (such as the HP ElitePad 900), especially as it uses the Atom Z2760 processor.
What is different is the microHDMI out and the Office preload, as these clearly place it in the productivity space, if a little short of full desktop/laptop replacement. But if you want a portable Windows 8 tablet it seems to be a good choice.
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