AT&T adds Asus Vivo Tab RT, Samsung Ativ Smart PC to lineup

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Asus Vivo Tab

AT&T's busting out all the stops Thursday as the carrier announced it will add two more products to its growing lineup - Samsung's Ativ Smart PC and Asus' Vivo Tab RT.

Together, the tablets give AT&T some Windows 8 fighting power as well as bring customers "the convenience of a tablet with productivity of a PC," the company said in a press release.

Six of one, half dozen of the other

TechRadar got its hands on both these tabs at IFA 2012, giving us a hearty look at what these slates have in store.

The 11.6-inch Ativ comes with a detachable keyboard-docking system that allows for easy clamshell notebook to tablet conversion.

Its Intel Clover Trail 1.5GHz dual core processor and 64GB of internal storage are nothing to scoff at, though at 9.9 millimeters thick, it's not as thin as the Vivo Tab RT's older brother, the Vivo Tab and its 8.7 millimeter width.

The Vivo's got 32GB of storage and Nvidia's quad-core Tegra 3 TE processor with a screen resolution of 1366 x 768, a spec that we found makes Windows 8 look great.

The 10.1-inch multi-touch Super IPS display slate comes with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview Edition.

One hint of a release is that Windows 8 is set to debut Oct. 26

Via AT&T