Samsung after capturing maximum market through heir Android powered Smartphone’s, they are also launching Windows powered tablet to compete with the Apple in the tablet market. One of the latest Windows powered tablets is the Samsung Ativ Tab, which will also give stiff competition to Microsoft’s own Surface tablet. This tablet was launched in the IFA 2012 along with various others devices by Samsung. With the launch of this tablet many manufacturers will also launch their own versions of tablet in the market which is going to be very interesting. Let’s discuss the complete features of this latest tablet.
Design and Build:
Samsung Ativ Tab is very slim and light and can be felt while holding it in the hands. This tablet has got a very weird name because “Vita” was not available as it is taken by Sony and backwards of Vita is “Ativ”. It weighs only 570g and width of 8.9mm. User won’t feel tired while using this tablet. The edges are curvy and smooth. Rugged design also makes it quite unique among Windows tablet. The design is very similar to the Samsung Galaxy Tab which hit the market recently.
The size of this IPS LCD display is 10.1 inches and supports 1366 x 768 pixels resolution. The brightness of this tablet is around 400nits. Due to the bold colors used in this tablet the screen looks very refreshing. The screen is quite responsive and fast but shows signs of smearing. But apart from this the tablet screen is very good.
Samsung Ativ Tab uses Windows RT operating system which is the tablet version of Windows 8 operating system. Windows RT is not a full version of Windows 8 and users will surely miss some of most amazing features of the operating system but the cost will be slightly less than the full version OS. The other most disappointing feature of this tablet is that users can only download apps from the Microsoft Marketplace. If a user likes some good apps which they want to install in this tablet they won’t be able to do it. But in this version of OS users will be able to use the Microsoft Office 2013 which is provided by default. In terms of connectivity several features are incorporated in this tablet such as NFC, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi, microSD, microHDMI, and USB v2.0. On the back panel 5Mp camera is provided with LED Flash support. The secondary camera is of 1.9MP which will be good enough for video chatting purpose.
Samsung Ativ Tab uses Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz dual-core Krait processor with 2GB of RAM. This may seem little slow to those users who knows for the fact that Google Nexus uses quad core processor. According to Samsung this tablet will startup without any lagging which needs to be seen. It heats up little bit after using I for a long time which needs to be addressed by Samsung before its full launch.
Overall Samsung Ativ Tab is a good tablet; if users are expecting something extraordinary they will be disappointed with it. If Samsung is able to keep the price of this tablet low it might be a very attractive option for the users.