Samsung’s going for the “something for everyone” approach with Windows 8, announcing a trio of tablets.
First, there’s the ATIV Tab (pictured at right), which runs Windows RT and has a 10.1-inch, 1366-by-768 resolution display. Other specs include a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 2 GB of RAM and either 32 GB or 64 GB of storage. The tablet is covered in aluminum and has a USB port and micro HDMI slot on board. It’s essentially a Windows-based Galaxy Tab.
Samsung is also readying a pair of dockable 11.6-inch Windows 8 tablets running on Intel chips (pictured at left). The Series 5 (dubbed ATIV Smart PC outside the United States) has a 1366-by-768 resolution display, an Atom processor, 2 GB of RAM, a 64 GB solid state drive, and about 9 hours of battery life according to Engadget. The Series 7 (or ATIV Smart PC Pro outside the United States) has a 1080p display, Core i5 processor, 4 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage and about 4.5 hours of battery life. They’ll be out in October, priced at $649 for the Series 5 and $1,119 for the Series 7, plus $100 for the keyboard and trackpad dock.