Samsung’s ATIV Tab 3 is a Windows 8 tablet with a 10 inch display, an Intel Atom Z2760 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. It come standard with a Bluetooth keyboard that you can also use as a protective cover.

Samsung says the new tablet will be available in the US starting September 1st for $700. That’s a little later than originally planned, but the price is pretty much as expected.

Samsung ATIV Tab 3

The tablet has a 1366 x 768 pixel display. The ATIV Tab 3 measures about a third of an inch thick and weighs about 1.3 pounds. Samsung’s tablet includes a 2MP rear camera, 720p front-facing camera, a microUSB port, and micro HDMI port. Samsung says the tablet should get around 7 hours of battery life.

It has a 5-point capacitive touchscreen display and Samsung’s S Pen system which includes a digital pen for pressure-sensitive writing and drawing on the screen.

The tablet also comes with Microsoft Office Home & Student and Samsung software including S Note and S Memo.

If the price seems a little high, you can still pick up the Samsung ATIV Smart PC 500T. Under the hood it’s practically the same tablet, but it has a larger 11.6 inch display and weighs 1.65 pounds. The Microsoft Store is currently selling that model for $599.

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10 replies on “Samsung ATIV Tab 3 Windows 8 tablet coming Sept 1st for $700”

  1. They said it has an atom proc but not which one. The new bay trail quad core 64 bit is do out about the same time. So it might be worth it with that proc.

    1. Bay Trail will start shipping in another few weeks but it’ll be over a month after that before anyone will start shipping final products…

      This model was showcased a while back and is just a more mobile version of the 500T… They made it thinner and lighter, and as a side bonus of making it smaller at 10.1″ instead of 11.6″ means it qualified to have Office Home & Student 2013 pre-installed for free.

      MS has a promotional deal going that allows OEMs to include Office at no additional charge for W8 tablets 10.8″ and smaller…

      Cheaper alternatives like the Asus Vivo Tab Smart that are also 10.1″ were released before the MS Office deal became available and don’t offer active digitizer for pen usage.

      It’s still a bit over priced, but it’s not the most expensive… Asus Vivo Tab T810C for example still costs more and that’s without the optional keyboard dock…

      Hopefully, pricing will get more sane when the Bay Trail models start coming out but don’t expect those out until Nov/Dec, if not early next year as initial release tends to be slow before multiple models start getting released.

  2. For $700? Shouldn’t there be Haswell tablets at that price point?

  3. As Brian said, last generation ATOM for $700…forget it! Why could they not go with the new TEMASH from AMD at least you get decent GPU performance and true 64 bit computing with at least 4 gigs of ram.

    1. Because then they would charge $800 😛

      Samsung tends to charge a premium, whether it’s justified or not and more performance is as good a reason as any to charge an additional premium.

      Mind, it’s not like Temash is widely available yet…

      Though, to be fair, cost includes active digitizer (normally adds $100 to cost of a tablet), and the keyboard/cover is suppose to be included as well (about a $69 value)… While they made this model thinner and lighter than the other W8 ATOM tablets with the same screen size.

      The Samsung drivers for the pen are also better than what many of the other tablets with WACOM digitizer come with… So things like pressure sensitivity tends to work… along with whatever value you may put for all the Samsung S-Pen software that helps make the pen more useful for daily use.

      I’d still say they over priced by at least a $100 easily, if not $200…

      Though… Mind, pricing for Samsung tablets also tend to drop after a few months… So expect this to go down to the same price as the 500T or lower before long… a bit like Lenovo, the original asking price doesn’t last too long…

      1. You kinda fail there…

        First laptops with Temash were available one month before official release of Temash and Kabini. You have now on newegg a lot of laptops with Temash and Kabini chips.

        1. Sorry but laptops are not tablets! It takes almost no effort to just slap a new chip into a laptop and ship it but a tablet needs to be custom designed!

          Besides, there’s only a handful of Temash and Kabini products out yet. Mass production starts off slow for just about everyone and not all companies get out new products as fast as others!

          Many products we see showcased won’t actually hit the market until 6 months to a year later! This is especially true of tablets!

          Mind also that Android support is still pending for AMD and like Intel they may have to release a custom version of Temash, Intel’s Medfield and Clover Trail+ utilize binary translation to ease compatibility issues with native apps, or have to rely on software emulation that would impact performance.

          Otherwise they’ll be limited to the still limited W8 tablet market.

          Besides, most companies target the holiday shopping season as the best time to launch new products and what’s coming out now is mainly for the back to school season and finally shipping products that were introduced months ago and started being designed up to a year ago!

          1. MSI, Gigabyte and several other companies designed and produced prototypes of tablets with Temash. I would not be suprised if they delayed it ultil holiday and it would be easy to swap Temash chip with Mullins.

  4. ATOM processor for $700? Pass.

    Looks nice and light, but costs way to much. Looks like battery life is also the sacrifice for the light weight.

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