The Windows 8 frenzy tends to get even greater with every day going by. It’s no wonder why that’s so if we’re taking into account the fact that there’s not much left until the latest version of the operating system is released (October 26). Windows 8 will run on a great number of devices including the ones Samsung has just launched short time ago.
Samsung has come up with four new devices that will feature Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows 8 Phone. This new family of devices is called ATIV which is the reversed spelling of the Latin word VITA that means “life” and that represents Samsung’s intentions to “make everyone’s life extraordinary with excitement.”
The four devices include the 10.1-inch ATIV Tab, the 4.8-inch ATIV S, the 11.6-inch ATIV Smart PC and the 11.6-inch ATIV Smart PC Pro. The two smart PCs are hybrid tablets that will come with a detachable keyboard-docking system and with Wacom’s S Pen digitizer pen.
The two devices are only 9.9-mm (ATIV Smart PC) and 11.9-mm thick (ATIV Smart PC Pro) featuring Samsung’s SuperBright 11.6-inch Full HD LCD display and the powerful Intel Core i5 processor. They also come with miniSD, USB 2.0 (Smart PC) and USB 3.0 (Smart PC Pro) as well as mHDMI and two extra USB 2.0 ports on the keyboard. The ATIV Smart PC has a battery life of up to 13.5 hours and the ATIV Smart PC Pro of up to 8 hours.
The Windows RT tablet solution Samsung has come up with is the ATIV tab. This one weighs 570g and is 8.9-mm thick featuring a 10.1-inch display, HDMI output, a USB 2.0 host port and an 8,200 mAh battery among other things. The tablet is compatible with many Windows-based PC accessories and devices for which there’s no need to install extra software.
And there’s also the ATIV S smartphone that will feature a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display, a 1.5 GHz dual-core SoC, 8MP Rear Auto Focus Camera with LED Flash, Micro HDMI, 32 or 64 GB of internal storage, microSD Card SLot Up to 64 GB and an 8,200mAh battery. There are no details related to the price or the availability of these devices, though. We’ll let you know about this as soon as we find out something. So, stay tuned!