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Samsung Ativ Tab preview: First look

12 September 2012 | Read the review | Post your comment
Samsung Ativ Tab preview: First look - read the full textIt may look like Samsung is dipping a toe in unknown waters but its long-time partnership with Microsoft is a wet suit of sorts. The Ativ Tab may be the company's first Windows 8 RT tablet but not its first Windows slate. You may be familiar with the Samsung...


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office without macros and vb is useless for pros. This win RT is completely useless, Android is cheaper and more functional.

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  • 2012-09-14 09:16
  • nR0x

The first page, "at a glance" claims it has Adobe FLASH support. So, does it really support flash? That would be awesome...VS. just being an oversized feature-phone online. :(

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  • 2012-09-14 06:57
  • qH7H

and the note 10.1 is the old A9

windows 8 is shit for performance.

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  • 2012-09-14 02:29
  • PvYx

well note 10.1 have ICS

so with Jelly bean, android completely oblirates windows8 RT.

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  • 2012-09-14 02:27
  • PvYx

> In reply to jvillaro @ 2012-09-13 18:41 from PcRf - click to readMake that Pro full HD / Samoled, and i'm so buying it.

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  • 2012-09-13 23:26
  • m86k

"Windows 8 RT could only run Metro apps, and not the typical x86 Windows desktop programs." BAH!!! No deal!

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  • 2012-09-13 20:13
  • mfY6

GSMArena, can you name a few smartphones that are more powerful than the Snapdragon S4 Plus SoC that is in Ativ Tab? AFAIK S4-Plus is the latest iteration of the Qualcomm Snapdragon series.

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  • 2012-09-13 19:28
  • vIgf

> In reply to Shinigami @ 2012-09-13 14:22 from MVfw - click to readThey announced the Ativ PRO with the S-PEN support

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  • 2012-09-13 18:42
  • PcRf

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-13 15:59 from 4fLD - click to readYes the PRO version has support for x86 apps and everything because it's basically a full fledged x86/x64 PC.
x86 software doesn't run on this Ativ because it's arm based.

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  • 2012-09-13 18:41
  • PcRf

That's a great decision gsmarena. I'm really please that you would be reviewing pro tablets also. Thanks

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  • 2012-09-13 18:20
  • SdsE

I'm disappointed about the inability to run x86 based programs that would make it a super tablet, great device nonetheless I like it

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  • 2012-09-13 16:20
  • 4fLD

> In reply to AB @ 2012-09-13 12:20 from in{i - click to readit would probably take about 3-4hrs to charge from fully flat

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  • 2012-09-13 16:08
  • myG5

Only disappointment is no x86 support that would make it a super tablet, could literally say goodbye to ultrabooks.... but let's hope the PRO version has it

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  • 2012-09-13 15:59
  • 4fLD

Dear Samsung : what I need

A galaxy note with this form factor and with Windows8 ? Thx for your help,

A S-fan of the S-pen !

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  • 2012-09-13 14:22
  • MVfw

Now we are getting somewhere - voice call support is all that is needed. The pro version is really something to look forward to.

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  • 2012-09-13 14:19
  • y$g@

Dear GSMArena:

Why do you people still think that the Krait architecture is not powerful? This chip can run circles around some quad-core chips. Just because something is dual-core does not necessarily mean that it's not powerful.

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  • 2012-09-13 14:06
  • rMXN

Impressive, no doubt about it, especially the split-screen!
If only it could run the x86 apps...I guess I'll still wait for the Pro version..

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  • 2012-09-13 13:16
  • TXBd

Are you sure the battery is 8,200mAh Li-Ion as mentioned??

It would take days to charge... and weeks to discharge

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  • 2012-09-13 12:20
  • in{i

I am slowly starting to change my mind and like Windows 8 RT! I still do not like the Metro-UI, but the performance and multitasking and free Microsoft Office and maybe even free Nokia Navigation on every Windows 8 RT and... looks very good!
Does it support Adobe Flash, because in the video it say it does not, but on the first page of the preview "Samsung Ativ Tab at a glance:" it say "Adobe Flash Player 11 support"? If Windows 8 RT support Adobe Flash then I really like it, because Adobe Flash was the biggest reason for me to choose Android, but now that support is more or less removed from Android then I too will probably leave Android if any other OS support full Adobe Flash within the webbrowser!

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  • 2012-09-13 12:15
  • J5Pt

Dear Gsmarena,

Any chance you can tell me what is the file system of the memory? Is it NTFS, FAT32, something else maybe?


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  • 2012-09-13 11:51
  • MCqZ

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