The Samsung Ativ Tab is now up for pre-order in the UK thanks to well known mobile device retailer Clove. And because of this, we now get the first info about the Ativ Tab’s pricing, even if it seems not to be 100% final. This also helps somewhat in understanding just how much Windows RT tablets will cost – in general.
The Samsung Ativ Tab will be one of the first Windows RT tablets on the market when Microsoft finally gives the go-ahead for Windows 8-based products to launch next month.
Samsung announced its tablet about a month ago, alongside its high-end Ativ S smartphone. The Samsung Ativ Tab has a 10.1-inch 1366×768 touchscreen, a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, a 5 MP rear camera, a 1.9 MP front-facing camera, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of built-in storage space, microSD slot, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS, and an 8,200 mAh battery.
It runs Windows RT, the version of Windows 8 that’s made for ARM-based devices.
The Ativ Tab can be yours for a pretty steep £549, with those specs. The comparable iPad is £70 cheaper, and comes with a much higher-res display as we know. It remains to be seen whether the lure of Windows on a slate will be enough to make people consider paying more than for an Apple product.
The Samsung Ativ Tab should become available near the end of October.
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