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IFA 2012 | Samsung launches a new line of Windows 8-based devices

The ATIV brand offers two hybrid PCs and an RT tablet

The South Korean multinational corporation, Samsung, has introduced a new line of Windows 8-based portable devices at the 2012 IFA trade show in Berlin. Called ATIV, the brand reportedly incorporates the ATIV Tab tablet, the Smart PC and Smart PC Pro hybrid computers. According to the company, all three models will go on sale on October 26th.

ATIV Smart PC and Smart PC Pro

The two tablets-slash-notebooks feature detachable keyboard docks and 11.6-inch displays. Samsung claims the Smart PC sports a SuperBright (300-nit) 10 points multitouch HD (1366-by-768) panel and an Intel Clover Trail Atom Z2760 central processing unit. Moreover, the 0.39-inch thick mobile device comes with 2GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD, Wireless LAN 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 radios.

Apparently, the Smart PC Pro is "targeted at users who need a bit more power to get through the day." It is equipped with a capacitive 10 point multitouch display of 1920-by-1080 pixels native resolution (Full HD) and a third generation, ultra-low voltage Intel Core i5-3317U chip clocked at 1.7GHz. The hybrid computer also offers 4GB of RAM, a 256GB Solid-State Drive and up to 8 hours of battery life.

The Smart PC and Smart PC Pro feature optional 3G/4G connectivity and have starting prices of $649 ($749 with the keyboard) and $1,119, respectively.


The ATIV Tab runs on a Windows RT operating system and has a 10.1-inch 1366-by-768 pixels capacitive multitouch display. In addition, the portable device is driven by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor that houses two cores operating at frequency of 1.5GHz. Beneath the panel, you can also find 2 gigs of memory, an SSD with a storage capacity of 32GB/64GB, an NFC sensor, GPS receiver, Wireless LAN a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 adapters.

Users are reportedly further provided with two built-in cameras (2.0MP FF and 5MP RF with AF), one USB port, uHDMI interface, a microSD card reader and a free trial of Microsoft Office 2010.

There’s still no word on pricing, though. We will keep you updated, when we have more information.



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Ivan Zhekov, 2012-08-30 (Update: 2012-08-30)