2012 is the year that Android and Windows take the fight to Apple - can the might of Samsung, backed by a new OS, work?
Samsung Ativ Tab: Build
Like the Galaxy Tab 10.1 but darker, smoother and silver - this tablet wants to be at home in the office and the home - the Windows logo beams from the face of the machine and looks new if a bit weird on first look.
Samsung Ativ Tab: Features
A Qualcomm Snapdragon 4S chip is at the heart of the machine, while there’s MicroSD and HDMI out sockets - something that Windows phones don’t yet allow.
Microsoft Office is pre-installed and works well, while there’s a 5 megapixel camera that can be used by many apps.
Samsung Ativ Tab: Screen
A 10.1 display matches the sister Galaxy Tab 10.1 and looks as good, exaggerated by the bold colour squares of Windows. The screen is responsive but showed signs of smearing, much like the Galaxy Tab 10.1 when used alongside an iPad.
Samsung Ativ Tab: Performance
Windows runs perfectly and menus and apps can be opened and closed at speed - we’ve yet to see any apps which will really tax the capable processor, however and we’re hoping that - in time - we will.
Samsung Ativ Tab: Verdict
The Samsung Ativ Tab is a well made tablet and a natural design evolution from the Galaxy Tab 10.1. As a Windows tablet, it’s up against the home grown Microsoft Surface and the Dell XPS Duo 12 PC hybrid.
Samsung Ativ Tab availability: TBC
Samsung Ativ Tab price: TBC
Samsung Ativ Tab review: Hands-on
Samsung Ativ Tab review: Hands-onT3
The Samsung Ativ Tab comes equipped with a bevvy of exciting features, as well as the new Windows 8 operating system from Microsoft