AT&T Sells Atom-Powered Samsung ATIV Smart PC Tablet for $799
November 5, 2012 12:26 PM
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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
, 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
11/5/2012 4:52:54 PM
You're comparing it to other tablets while calling a dual core atom too slow? What planet are you living on? I'm sure if it had a snapdragon in there you'd be singing a different tune, even though the performance per core is similar. Even websites centered around technology seem to prove that advertising is more important than actual performance.
Anyway the pricing isn't all that exciting. Seems like your regular early adopter gutting. The asus vivo seems like a much better deal, but I think that's only single core.
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