AT&T prices Windows 8 Samsung ATIV tablet at $799.99

AT&T will officially start selling a Windows 8-based tablet device alongside its iPad and Android products later this week. The wireless carrier said that the Samsung ATIV Smart PC will go on sale in its stores on Friday, November 9th for $799.99.

Unfortunately, that price also means that AT&T customers will have to pay the full amount for the tablet up front, rather than have it be subsidized under a two year contract like AT&T's many smartphones. The 11.6 inch tablet, which comes with a detachable keyboard, will have a version of Intel's Clover Trail processor, with a clock speed of 1.5GHz. It will also have 64 GB of storage.

AT&T also said the tablet will have a trial version of Microsoft Office 2010, rather than a trial of the upcoming Microsoft Office 2013, as AT&T previously announced. Today's press release says that its version of the Samsung ATIV Smart PC will have the basic version of Windows 8 pre-installed, which means if users want Windows 8 Pro, they will have to perform a software upgrade. The tablet will also come with a cellular antenna to connect to AT&T's network.

AT&T had previously announced it would also sell the Asus Vivo Tab RT, running on Windows RT, later this year. However, today's press release from AT&T made no mention of the Asus tablet.

Source: AT&T | Image via Samsung

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only a trial version of office. that really sucks for the price. I thought MS included this with every win8 tablet

This seems a bit high (like 200 too much). This should be priced around $600. It's essentially an RT tablet with an Intel CPU and cell-radio.

This is again garbage pricing. It should be as follows

Netbook device (ATOM Processor, not Ivy Bridge): $300
Intel-version (Not ARM, runs FULL Windows) - $50
Cell-radio - $50 (Twisting arm for full $100 - which is roughly standard for Ipad, they charge $130 premium for Cell version vs wifi)

Touch Screen - $100
64gb Memory - $100

For those features, this product should be roughly $600-$650 pricing (cheaper if subsidized w/ 2-year contract)

W/ the similar Android Galaxy Tab 2 going for $500, don't see a reason for a $300 premium. Also...I can remember when the last 800 tablet was super successful (Xoom), oh wait..it wasn't

They should quick release all these tablet for the public to purchase... apple is now sweating blood as they are loosing ground... They lied about 3 million ipad sales combined when its clear that both gen 4 and mini sold a little above 1 million.

I'm curious. Which non-phone devices does ATT sell that are subsidised by the contract? I can't find them. You seem to pay full boat for everything. Or was there just no good reason to make that reference in this post?

MrHumpty said,
I'm curious. Which non-phone devices does ATT sell that are subsidised by the contract? I can't find them. You seem to pay full boat for everything. Or was there just no good reason to make that reference in this post?

I don't know about 'today' but in the past, any 3G enabled laptop or netbook was subsidized by ATT. I can remember picking up a Pink 3G Netbook for my Mom a couple of years ago that was only $49 with a two year ATT contract.)

Maybe they got burnt and don't do this anymore, but it used to be common.

I'd sent an email to Samsung customer service last week about the Pro version(so it has the full hd screen and full core processors), they have no clue when its coming out.

So you are saying Samsung is clueless.... HAHAHA


NXTwoThou said,
I'd sent an email to Samsung customer service last week about the Pro version(so it has the full hd screen and full core processors), they have no clue when its coming out.

NeoPogo said,
So you are saying Samsung is clueless.... HAHAHA



go to their web site and preorder it... you can see stores that are selling it on their website too... its out man... but not available yet in Uk... also available in New Zealand... well it may be for preorder though. I want to buy the ativ pro.

Their site doesn't have any for sale. When you go to shop, you can find the non-LTE versions that have clicks that redirect you to third party websites, none of which actually have it either. The important thing is the whole cell modem part, its what all the other tablets seem to lack, the best I can get is the Thinkpad X1 Carbon which is bigger than my bosses old HP Touchsmart