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Samsung ATIV Tab 3 unveiled as world’s thinnest Windows 8 tablet

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The Samsung ATIV Tab 3 is now the world's thinnest Windows 8 tablet

Samsung has expanded its tablet range with the Samsung ATIV Tab 3 lining up as the world’s thinnest Windows 8 tablet.

Cut from the same cloth as the company’s Android range of Samsung Galaxy Tab offerings, the ATIV Tab 3 pairs a sleek form factor with Microsoft’s OS and a range of premium innards. The Microsoft Surface Pro rival lines up at just 8.2mm thick and has been announced alongside the convertible Samsung ATIV Q.

“These innovative devices have been designed with busy people in mind, and the adaptability they offer is better suited to busy lives than any tablet on the market,” Simon Stanford, Vice President of IT & Mobile Division for Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland said of the two ATIV Tab 3 and ATIV Q.

Samsung ATIV Tab 3 Features
More than just a super skinny Windows 8 device, the Samsung ATIV Tab 3 plays host to a vast array of premium components, kicked off with the tablet’s 10.1-inch display. Packing a 1366 x 766p resolution, the touchscreen offering also supports a 1024 reaction point digitiser compatible with the Samsung S-Pen stylus which comes with the tablet.

Weighing in at just 550g, the Samsung ATIV Tab 3 is a svelte offering, with the arrival of Samsung S Note 2.0 providing improved input options and more detailed handwriting recognition over past S-Pen hosting tablets and convertibles.

Powered by an Intel ATOM Z2760 processor, the Samsung ATIV Tab 3 specs sheet is further enhanced by 2GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. As is now customary, the ATIV Tab 3 boasts cameras both front and rear, with the integrated snappers able to shoot video at 720p.

With a claimed 10 hour battery life, the Samsung ATIV Tab 3, which is available in white, sees the usual Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity options further enhanced by a single micro USB 2.0 connection alongside microHDMI and microSD ports.

Samsung ATIV Tab 3 Release Date and Price

Despite having formally unveiled its latest 10.1-inch tablet, Samsung is yet to confirm a finalised Samsung ATIV Tab 3 release date. At present the device is set to hit retailers ‘later this year’. A Samsung ATIV Tab 3 price is also still up in the air.

Read More: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 review

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