The Series 5 and Series 7 dockable Windows 8 tablets will be going by the aliases Samsung Ativ Smart PC and Ativ Smart PC Pro for global markets. Basically, a bizarre name is what we get when Sony beats Samsung to claiming the word ‘Vita’ for its products.
The 11.6-inch Smart PC and its Pro version are embedded with an Intel Atom processor and an Intel Core i5 chip, respectively. One highlighted accompaniment is the S Pen made famous by Samsung’s Note product lineup. Both tablets share common features on most fronts and are essentially designed to deliver the convenience of a notebook as well as a slate in one gadget.
“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,” averred 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 beautiful Samsung devices, including entertainment scenarios, mobile productivity and cloud services.”
Apart from the dockable tablets, the Ativ Tab has also been put up for consideration. Running Windows 8, it flaunts a 10.1-inch touchscreen and an 8.9mm profile. It uses an 8200mAh battery and tips the scales at 570g. Pre-loaded with Office Home and Student 2013 RT, the device rubs along fine with various Windows-based PC gadgets courtesy of its USB port and uHDMI.
The Samsung Ativ Smart PC, Smart PC Pro and Ativ Tab release date information covering the exact schedule and regions in which they’ll be launched is not available.