Hands on with the Samsung ATIV Tab 3 with Windows 8

Today, Samsung unveiled two new tablet/hybrid devices, including the ATIV Tab 3, a follow up to the ATIV Tab, which we’ve covered before.

The device features a 10.1” 1366x768 display with an Atom Z2760 process, full Windows 8 with S-Pen and it comes in at a very sprightly 8.2 millimeters thin and weighs just 550 grams (1.2lbs). Much like the previous ATIV Tab, it’s an elegant looking device and a nice follow up if only because they made the display smaller (the old one was 13.3”).

In our opinion, 10.1” tablets are ideal for portability and ease of use, with it fitting more naturally in your hands. Toss in the optional keyboard and you have a nice little productive machine for on the go or when at home.

The ATIV Tab 3 also had 2GB of RAM and 64GB of storage with microSD, microHDMI and one USB 2.0 port, making it quite flexible for most users.

We’re hearing an August release window for this full Windows 8 tablet at a $699 price point, which does include the keyboard (we imagine you can get it for $450ish without a keyboard).

Watch our hands on video and glance at the photos. Let us know what you think below.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.