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Windows 8 and Atom power for $800?

AT&T announced today that it would carry Samsung's ATIV Smart PC on its growing LTE wireless network. Unlike Microsoft's $499 Surface, which runs Windows RT, the ATIV Smart PC features an x86 processor and runs Windows 8, meaning that it has backwards compatibility with the full Windows application library.
 
The promise of backwards compatibility, however, is soured a bit by the fact that the ATIV Smart PC uses a 1.5GHz, dual-core Intel Atom processor. Don't expect to be tackling any high-power applications with this tablet.

 

 
Other features include an 11.6" display (1366x768) and 64GB of storage (expandable to 96GB via the devices microSD slot).
 
“We are excited to offer the Samsung ATIV smart PC in stores nationwide ahead of the holiday shopping season,” said Chris Penrose, SVP of AT&T Emerging Devices. “Connected by the nation’s largest 4G network, this Windows 8 tablet gives customers optimized touch interface, instant live tile updates and PC capabilities."
 
The Samsung's ATIV Smart PC will be priced at $799 and will launch on November 9.


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RE: a little bit bleh
By Nortel on 11/5/2012 3:01:28 PM , Rating: 0
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Atom
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Atom_mi...

I can find no mention of a 1.5ghz dualcore clover trail. Is this a super secret from Intel?


RE: a little bit bleh
By datdamonfoo on 11/5/2012 3:05:48 PM , Rating: 2
Not a secret. It's the new CPU developed for Windows 8 devices. A better page to look at would be..oh..I don't know...Samsung's actual website.

http://www.samsung.com/global/ativ/ativ_pc.html

Just in case you want to skip the relevant part:
Intel® Atom™ Processor Z2760 for powerful PC performance

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6340/intel-details-a...


RE: a little bit bleh
By datdamonfoo on 11/5/2012 3:07:55 PM , Rating: 2
Skip TO the relevant part, I should say.


RE: a little bit bleh
By datdamonfoo on 11/5/2012 3:09:22 PM , Rating: 2
Also, you went to the wrong wikipedia section.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atom_(system_on_chip)


RE: a little bit bleh
By JumpingJack on 11/6/2012 1:40:05 AM , Rating: 2
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Intel+clover+trail#

Some performance info
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6385/microsoft-surfa...

Some battery life info
http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph6434/51427...
(Clover trail is the ATIV smart pc, teaser graph from an Anand tweet)


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