Samsung Unveils Windows 8 ATIV Devices

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd has announced its brand-new range of ATIV devices, based on the Windows 8 for Smart PCs, tablets and Windows Phone 8 for smartphones. Those devices are ATIV SMART PC, ATIV Smart PC Pro, ATIV Tab and ATIV S. It was unveiled at IFA 2012 in Berlin.

ATIV, the reverse order of the word VITA, meaning “Life” in Latin, is a pledge by Samsung to make everyone’s life extraordinary and filled with excitement.

“Samsung is delighted to introduce a wide portfolio of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8-powered devices. With our leadership in design and technology and Microsoft’s leadership in operating systems, together, we are able to provide customers with a full range of ATIV devices for cross-category convergence,” said Seong Woo Nam, Executive Vice President of IT Solutions Business at Samsung Electronics.

“Samsung is a highly valued partner and it’s great to see this investment in a global brand for its Windows-based Smart PCs, tablets and phones,” said Nick Parker, corporate vice president, OEM, Microsoft. “This gives us an increased opportunity to inspire our customers with excitement and confidence as they enjoy Windows experiences across their Samsung devices – be it entertainment scenarios, mobile productivity or cloud services.”

Samsung ATIV Smart PC & Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro
Combing the power of a notebook PC and the convenience of a tablet PC, the 11.6-inch Samsung ATIV Smart PC and ATIV Smart PC Pro provides computing power with Windows 8 functionality as well as full Windows 7 compatibility. Each device features a detachable keyboard-docking system that allows users to easily switch between a clamshell notebook PC and a tablet PC form.

The advanced 10-finger multi-touch screen comes with enhanced sensitivity that allows users to pinch-to-zoom, rotate images and scroll through pages with ease.

In addition to commonly-provided input methods, the ATIV Smart PC and ATIV Smart PC Pro are equipped with the renowned S Pen. Just like using a pen or pencil, the Wacom digitiser pen is capable of meeting the demands of professional designers with its 1024-level pressure sensitivity. The pre-loaded S Note application accompanies the S Pen to make writing and drawing as simple and intuitive as possible.

Both the ATIV Smart PC and ATIV Smart PC Pro are 9.9mm and 11.9mm thick. The ATIV Smart PC Pro has an Intel Core i5 processor while the ATIV Smart PC is powered by an Intel Atom processor.

The two devices feature a USB 2.0(Smart PC), USB 3.0(Smart PC Pro), mHDMI, miniSD and two extra USB 2.0 ports on the keyboard. The ATIV Smart PC has a battery life of up to 13.5 hours, whereas the ATIV Smart PC Pro, runs up to eight hours.

Samsung ATIV Tab: A Windows RT Tablet
The new Samsung ATIV Tab delivers a full Windows 8-based PC experience. Weighing 570g, featuring a 10.1” display, and measuring 8.9mm thick, the ATIV Tab instantly boots up without lagging and comes with Office Home and Student 2013 RT, offering the new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote.

There is an 8,200 mAh battery onboard and the ATIV Tab is compatible with a range of Windows-based PC devices and accessories, including printers, keyboards, projectors, external monitors and other peripherals, through its USB port and uHDMI.

Samsung ATIV S: Windows Phone 8 Smartphone
Samsung ATIV S is the world’s first Windows Phone 8 smartphone. ATIV S has a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and HSPA+42 connectivity with a stunning 4.8” HD Super AMOLED display.

Samsung ATIV devices will be on display at Samsung booth #20 at IFA 2012 from 31 August to 5 September. No price or availability details have been revealed yet.

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