Samsung Ativ Smart PC, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 coming to AT&T stores Nov. 9

Samsung Ativ Smart PC
Samsung's Ativ Smart PC has an optional keyboard dock
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AT&T announced on Monday that Samsung's Ativ Smart PC and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 will be available starting Nov. 9 in the carrier's U.S. retail stores.

Samsung's $799.99 Ativ Smart PC hybrid device runs Windows 8, while the $499.99 Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is an Android 4.0: Ice Cream Sandwich tablet.

Both devices will take advantage of AT&T's 4G LTE network.

In addition, AT&T announced that customers who purchase a Samsung Galaxy smartphone with a two-year contract during the holiday season will be eligible for up to $100 off another Samsung device, including the Ativ Smart PC and Tab 2.

Santa's going to be busy

Both the Ativ Smart PC and the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 will be viable options for holiday shoppers starting Nov. 9.

Samsung's Ativ Smart PC sports an 11.6-inch HD PLS display, Intel's 1.5GHz Atom dual-core chip and 64GB of storage with room for a microSD.

An optional keyboard dock is also available for the hybrid laptop-tablet device for $49.

The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 features a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 display, dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 8GB of storage plus a microSD slot and a 7000 mAh battery.

Either device can be added to an existing AT&T Mobile Share plan for as little as $10 per month.

To Pro or not to Pro?

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 was outed for AT&T in late September, while news of the Ativ Smart PC's arrival on AT&T dropped in early October.

AT&T's Monday announcement only mentioned Samsung's Ativ Smart PC, and not the Ativ Smart PC Pro model.

An AT&T spokesperson confirmed to TechRadar that the announcement only applies to the standard model.

Samsung's Ativ Smart PC Pro is larger and more powerful than its alternative, with a third-gen Intel Core i5 chip, 4GB of RAM and a 256GB solid state drive.

Those who are looking for more power - and don't mind spending around $400 more - may want to look outside of AT&T's stores for a Samsung Ativ Smart PC Pro.

Via AT&T (opens in new tab)

Michael Rougeau

Michael Rougeau is a former freelance news writer for TechRadar. Studying at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Northeastern University, Michael has bylines at Kotaku, 1UP, G4, Complex Magazine, Digital Trends, GamesRadar, GameSpot, IFC, Animal New York, @Gamer, Inside the Magic, Comic Book Resources, Zap2It, TabTimes, GameZone, Cheat Code Central, Gameshark, Gameranx, The Industry, Debonair Mag, Kombo, and others.


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