Samsung Ativ Tab 3 arrives as world's thinnest Windows 8 tablet

Samsung Ativ Tab 3 arrives as world's thinnest Windows 8 tablet
The world's thinnest - sort of

The Samsung Ativ Tab 3 is being billed as "a tablet with the power of a PC", and while that point is up for debate one thing is for sure, this is one slender piece of tech.

Measuring a wafer thin 8.2mm and weighing 550g the Ativ Tab 3 trumps the iPad 4, Microsoft Surface and

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

- although it's still no match for the 6.9mm, 495g

Sony Xperia Tablet Z


Backing up its claim of offering PC power the Samsung Ativ Tab 3 comes sporting an Intel Atom processor and 2GB of RAM - which aren't exactly stellar computing specs these days - as well as 64GB of internal storage.

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You get the full blown version of Windows 8 on the Ativ Tab 3 - no cut-down Windows RT business here - and it comes pre-loaded with Office Home and Student, which could well make it an attractive option for enterprise customers.

It's 10.1-inch, 1366 x 768 display doesn't match the super high-res offering on the Samsung Ativ Q, although we hope we can get near to the 10 hours of quoted battery life - look out for our Samsung Ativ Tab 3 review in the future to see how it fares in that department.

Samsung Ativ Tab 3

Design wise Samsung says it's based the Ativ Tab 3 on its Galaxy smartphone series, while it's also equipped the tablet with its S Pen stylus which adorns the firm's range of Note devices.

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There's no word on the Samsung Ativ Tab 3 release date or price, but Samsung has confirmed it will be in the UK later in 2013 - and we're chasing for details on other regions.

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