AT&T announces Samsung and ASUS Windows 8 tablets

AT&T has today announced two Windows 8 tablets the carrier will be stocking for the 2012 holiday season - the ASUS VivoTab RT and Samsung ATIV Smart PC. As the name of the former suggests, the ASUS will be running Windows RT where as the Samsung tablet will be powering the full version of Windows 8 Pro (the ATIV Smart PC Pro also sports Windows 8 Pro).

The ASUS VivoTab RT (pictured right) is a quad-core 4G LTE Windows 8 tablet, sporting a 10.1" screen with ASUS TruVivid technology. Shipping with 32GB storage, the tablet will be able to hold multimedia and other files with ease while accompanying the owner on his (or her) travels. NVIDIA's quad-core Tegra 3 IGP is on-board to provide enough processing power for graphics and 4G LET ensures quick and responsive web activities.

The Samsung ATIV Smart PC (pictured left) on the other hand will featured an 11.6" HD display with an Intel Atom dual-core CPU. 64GB storage boasts capacity to store even the larger collections of documents, music and media. As well as the ASUS tablet, the Samsung ATIV Smart PC also supports LTE 4G networking.

AT&T notes that it will be the only US carrier to stock both Windows 8 tablets through the upcoming holiday season. Both will ship with review versions of Microsoft Office 2013 and will have detachable dock / keyboard accessories. No word on pricing as-of-yet. Will you be looking to purchase one of these Windows 8 tablets?

Source: AT&T

Rich Edmonds
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.