AT&T has announced plans to offer 4G-capable Windows tablets from Asus and Samsung this fall. The news comes on the heels of the announcement that AT&T will also be carrying Samsung’s 4G capable… camera.
Asus VivoTab RT
AT&T’s first Windows RT tablet is the Asus VivoTab RT. This is a 10 inch tablet with an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 32GB of storage, and 4G LTE connectivity.
The tablet has a 1366 x 768 pixel display, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. It weighs 1.1 pounds and measures a third of an inch thick.
The VivoTab RT has a front-facing 2MP camera and an 8MP camera on the back. It comes with Microsoft Office 2013 preloaded, but as a Windows RT tablet it will only be able to run Windows apps designed for devices with ARM-based processors. That rules out most older Windows apps unless they’ve been updated for Windows RT.
Asus will offer an optional keyboard dock, although AT&T isn’t saying if it will offer the keyboard option.
Samsung ATIV Smart PC
If you’re looking for a tablet with a full-fledged Windows experience and support for legacy apps, the ATIV Smart PC features a 1.5 GHz Intel Atom Clover Trail dual core processor and Windows 8 operating system.
The tablet has an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, 2GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and 4G LTE connectivity.
It measures 0.4 inches thick and weighs 1.6 pounds and includes a detachable keyboard dock. Unlike the VivoTab RT, AT&T does confirm that it will offer ATIV Smart PC with a keyboard dock.
Pricing and availability
AT&T isn’t saying. Both tablets should be available by the holiday season, but there’s no word on how much they’ll cost.