Samsung unveils the ATIV Tab 3, an 8.2mm thin Windows 8 tablet

Along with the announcement of the Samsung ATIV Q and Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus, Samsung also unveiled a full Windows 8 tablet that's only 8.2mm thick at their event today, the ATIV Tab 3. The design borrows pretty heavily from their Android Galaxy line, although there's no Android on-board, instead only swiping features such as S Pen stylus support and S Note from its Galaxy friends.

The ATIV Tab 3 features a 10.1-inch screen that has a resolution of 1366x768 and is powered by an Intel Atom Z2760 "Clover Trail" processor along with 2 GB of RAM. The whole tablet weighs an impressively light 550 grams with 8.5 hours of battery life under the hood, and to sweeten the deal Samsung is chucking in a free copy of Office Home & Student on the device.

When the device hits the shelves in August, it will come with a keyboard cover in the box for $699, making it a bit more expensive than the Galaxy Tab line but packed with many more features.

Source: Engadget | Image via Engadget

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The bezel is needed
a. to hold the device without clicking on the screen
b. for Windows 8 as it also contains the touch sensors to better recognize swipe-in gestures

Well, at times like this im glad Microsoft made the surface. OEM's of these tablets seem to not know how to design, or put in quality materials. I guess it may be preference, but I sure am not buying this!

I'm curious to what Nokia will bring to the table, because honestly... imaging in a tablet is not a huge sale point as it is with phones.

> Most people will usually choose price over style... unfortunately. Only geeks like us care so much about a beautiful product!

Huh? If you care about what a product looks like, you're definitely not a geek. Why do you think the iPad has such mass appeal?

auziez said,

I'm curious to what Nokia will bring to the table, because honestly... imaging in a tablet is not a huge sale point as it is with phones.

If the Lumia is any indication of what a Nokia tablet might look and function like, (forget it's camera), I would very much consider it over a Surface, as long as the price were comparable.

Samsung is playing dirty games. MSFT needs to know and to consider the real partner.
Samsung is the leader in Android mobile, phablet & tablet therefore they don't want to shift the consumer to the other platform whereas they not even in a top 5 OEM

well garbage is usually pretty cheap. the materials in OEM windows tables are so bad, especially the plastic covers. I tried the ASUS RT tablet in the store a while back and i could torque it along the long axis to the point that the bezel popped off....a whole new level of cheap. I hope samsung can prove me wrong but at that price that is what i am expecting.

and what's the deal with the ugly light gray bezel?

also can some one with a clover trail windows tablet comment on battery life? i am skeptical about the 8.5 hr claim they make.

yurak51 said,
well garbage is usually pretty cheap. the materials in OEM windows tables are so bad, especially the plastic covers. I tried the ASUS RT tablet in the store a while back and i could torque it along the long axis to the point that the bezel popped off....a whole new level of cheap. I hope samsung can prove me wrong but at that price that is what i am expecting.

and what's the deal with the ugly light gray bezel?

also can some one with a clover trail windows tablet comment on battery life? i am skeptical about the 8.5 hr claim they make.

You must be torquing pretty damn hard.

Anyways I own a Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro and the back was a huge pain in the ass to get off to upgrade the SSD. Twisting would surely break the glass before the back popped off.

yurak51 said,
also can some one with a clover trail windows tablet comment on battery life? i am skeptical about the 8.5 hr claim they make.

Why? Windows 8 + Clover Trail will usually get 8 - 11 hours battery life on tablets. Theres tons of reviews showing this. The Samsung ATIV Smart PC gets 10.2 hours for instance (thats longer than an iPad) and it also uses Clover Trail so 8.5 hours on the ATIV Tab 3 is actually quite poor.

http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph6827/53630.png

And don't know why you say this is cheap. It's expensive for what you get. 1366x768 is also pathetic.