Keeping on the Windows track, Samsung has also announced its first Windows RT tablet in the ATIV Tab, a new 10.1 inch tablet with a 1,366 x 768 touch display, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a 5.0 megapixel rear camera paired with a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera, micro-HDMI port as well as full-size USB. The 32GB and 64GB versions will also be available to accommodate Windows RT and the now bundled copy of Office Home and Student 2013, with the addition of an upgraded battery from the 7,000mAh cell of the Note 10.1, on which the Ative 10.1 is based to an even larger 8,200mAh unit while maintaining its equally thin profile.
With the Ativ series, Samsung is clearly aiming for a clear demarcation from its current Android tablet lines and it seems that Microsoft’s own attempt to manufacture its own Windows 8/RT hardware with the Surface hasn’t fazed them in terms of competitive advantage, unlike other OEMs crying foul. With Samsung’s increasing production volume , the ATIV 10.1 stands a decent chance of being a sales success, provided the marketing, hardware and software are all on point, with no mistakes in either element. More specific pricing and availability information is expected in the coming weeks ahead of the official launch of Windows 8/RT.